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No. 228 Squadron Royal Air Force

27th June 1940 Seaplanes arrive

29th June 1940 Submarine sank

28th July 1940 Flying Boats drive off fighter attack

10th October 1940 Malta claims urgent need for reinforcements

1st November 1940 Action over Malta

10th November 1940 Squadron moves to Malta

11th November 1940 Operation Judgement

7th March 1941 Reconnaissance aircraft lost

31st May 1943 U-Boat sunk

30th July 1943 U-Boat group attacked

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No. 228 Squadron Royal Air Force

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F/Lt. Robert Wilson 201 Squadron

My father, Robert Wilson flew a Sunderland Flying boat in WW2. He was stationed at various locations with various squadrons but I do know that he was at Pembroke Dock and Calshot. He and my mother left the UK after the war for the Caribbean. I was very young and have no memories of his war experiences. My mother left the UK and did not keep up with anyone, and since she was very young when they married in 1946 in Pembroke Dock, she has very little knowledge of his military service. My father was given a desk job in Shrewsbury in 1947 while my mom was expecting, but the rest of the time I believe he was flying. I believe he also participated in the Berlin Air Lift. The London Gazette shows that he was granted the rank of Flight Lieutenant on 1st November, 1947. Somewhere along the way he had a Commanding Officer named Owen "Bobby" Roberts. The two of them formed Caribbean International Airways, Ltd. in Kingston, Jamaica in 1948/49. They both died on April 10th, 1953 in a plane crash.

I have no flight crew photographs to share, but am hopeful that someone will post some. My mom remembers that he flew in the Bay of Biscay and his plane was shot down. Not sure of casualties, if any. There should be a record of that. I would love to see some photos or hear some stories from anyone who might remember Flight Lieutenant Robert Wilson. There was a Canadian Robert Wilson who was killed in WW2 who, I believe, was also a pilot so I am hopeful that the two will not be confused.

Pamela Wilson Meguiar

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