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Robinson Geoffrey David

 

 

AIR CRASH NEAR SINGAPORE

Hobart Boy's Death

Flying-Officer Geoffrey David Robinson, who was killed when a Royal Australian Air Force bomber crashed into the sea near Sembarang, Singapore, was the son of Mr. H. D. Robinson of the State Treasury. Hobart. Flying-Officer Robinson was a member of the Gilding and Soaring Club of Tasmania, and afterwards of the Tasmanian Aero Club. He learned to fly at Cambridge, under the instruction of Capt K. M. Frewin.

At the outbreak of the war he was a member of the Royal Australian Artillery, and served with that unit for several months. He joined the R.A.A.F. as an air cadet in January, 1940. He received his wings and his commission as a pilot-officer in May, and was promoted to the rank of flying officer In November. He was 19 years of age.

The Mercury 23 May 1941

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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