Roland Prosper Beamont



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Squadron(s): 87

Fate/Ongoing Career: Left RAF 1946 as Squadron Leader

Interesting Facts: Born 10-8-20. "Bea" or "Roly". Saw action in France. DFC 6-6-41 Hawker test pilot from 12-41. CO of 609 Squadron from 10-42. Bar to DFC 29-1-43, DSO 6-5-43. further period with Hawker, then formed Typhoon wing, destroyed 32 V1s, bar to DSO 25-7-44. PoW from 12-10-44. After the war flew for Gloster and De Havilland, then English Electric chief test pilot. CBE 1969, worked on development of Tornado, DL for Lancaster 1977.

Added by: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust on 1st June 2010.

 

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