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Adams, Robert Austin

Date of birth:
May 8th, 1917 (Moose Jaw/Saskatchewan, Canada)
Date of death:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


Robert Adams, a member of the Regina Flying Club, earned his private Pilotís License there in July 1940. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in January 1941. Adams was based in India as Pilot and Training Officer of No. 353 Squadron Transport Command.
Post-war, Adams was a Pilot in Transport Command whose duties included flying Diplomats of various nations to San Francisco to attend meetings on the formation of the United Nations. Following this, Adams was finally able to pursue his original goal of a teaching career. This aim he ultimately achieved with Degrees earned from Universities in Toronto and Montreal

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1945
"Flight Lieutenant Adams is a pilot and Training Officer of his squadron. In completing a large number of flying hours, including 200 hours on operational duty, under varying conditions and through two monsoons, without accident, this officer has displayed efficiency, a knowledge of aviation and devotion to duty of a very high degree. He has also applied his knowledge and experience to his duties as Training Officer with excellent results."
Air Force Cross