- Surnames starting with the letter R. 

James Edward (Jim) Robinson

Rank:Sergeant (Fl.Eng)Number:1594686
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:078 Sqn RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Bomber Command
How Died:Accidental
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Attended Seamons Moss School and Wellington Rd School.    Employed as an
Apprentice at the Budenburg Gauge Co., Broadheath.

Volunteered for the RAF when 18 years of age and had only just gained his
Fl/Eng's wing when he was killed.

No. 2 Sgt's Mess RAF Marston Moor, North Yorkshire.

Killed instantly in a flying accident at Wetherby, Yorkshire; there were no
survivors as the aicraft dived vertically into the ground soon after take
off.   Buried 31/08/1944 - Burial No. 12,166.    Funeral reported in the
08/09/1944 edition of the local newspaper.

M.I. - "Greater love hath no man that he lay down his life for friends". 
Also a vase inscribed - "Jim - from his workmates".

His brother, Fred Vesey Robinson also died on Active Service.

His father, Tom died 10/01/1972 aged 76.

Millenium Plaque placed on grave, inscribed -

"In honoured memory of our elder brothers P/O Fred Vesey Robinson aged 22
and Flt Eng. James E. Robinson aged 19 and their crews of 78 Sqn R.A.F.
Breighton, Yorkshire 1944-45.   Theirs was not a choice but a duty.  They
flew on the wings of freedom to confront a great evil.    Kenny aged 6 in

Articles in the 11/08/1944 and 16/02/1945 editions of the local newspaper
about the two brothers wishing to serve together, but the request was
refused.    One article states that they were the sons of the well known
Altrincham dance promotor known as "FJR".   The other states that they
themselves commencved the mid-week dancing sessions at the Stamford Hall on
Tuesday nights known as FJR.   Their grandfather was Councillor Edward

Memorials found on:
Alt Grammar School - 145 Squadron A.T.C.
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