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Knight, Roland Anthony Lee

Date of birth:
1917 (Fareham/Hampshire, Great Britain)
Date of death:
September 27th, 1941
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Dunkirk
Plot: 2. Row: 2. Grave: 35.
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Ronald Anthony Lee was killed on September 27th, 1941 as Squadron Leader with No. 403 (RCAF) Squadron.

Promotions:
April 20th, 1936: Acting Pilot Officer on probation;
February 17th, 1937: Pilot Officer;
November 17th, 1938: Flying Officer;
September 3rd, 1940: Flight Lieutenant;
1941: Acting Squadron Leader.

Career:
?: Bedford Modern School;
February 1936: Royal Air Force;
May 2nd, 1936: No. 2 Flying Training School, Digby;
January 10th, 1937: No. 23 Squadron, Northolt;
February 1941: No. 91 Squadron, Hawkinge;
August 21st, 1941: Commanding Officer No. 403 (RCAF) Squadron, Hornchurch.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1940
Action:
Citation:
"This officer has shown great personal courage and sound leadership in sweeps over enemy territory. By his dash and consistent courage Flight Lieutenant Knight has set an example to his 'flight. He has destroyed at least three enemy aircraft and damaged others."
Details:
LG 35238/4516.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Tom MacNeill
  • Photo: Tom MacNeill
  • - The London Gazette of 5th May 1936, Issue 34281
    - The London Gazette of 23rd February 1937, Issue 34374
    - The London Gazette of 22nd November 1938, Issue 34573
    - The London Gazette of 29th October 1940, Issue 34982
    - The London Gazette of 5th August 1941, Issue 35238
    - Commonwealth Wargraves Commission

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