Pilot Officer Ronald Reginald SLY

Service No: 403078
Born: Richmond NSW, 24 November 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1941
Unit: No. 58 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 58 Operational Training Unit Spitfire aircraft X4904), Scotland, 17 October 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery, Stirlingshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Kenneth Willis Sly and Ruth Alice Walker Sly, of Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Richmond NSW
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Richmond and District Memorial, Richmond NSW
Remembered: Parramatta High School Second World War Honour Roll, Parramatta NSW

On 17 October 1941, Spitfire X4904 flown by Pilot Officer Sly crashed at Maddy Moss, north-west of Dollar, and the he was killed. The aircraft failed to return following a section attack exercise after flying in formation between Cupor and Leuchers, Scotland.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9300, SLY R R
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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