Sergeant Robert Richard Falkinder SWORDS

Service No: 408537
Born: Dandenong VIC, 23 September 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 17 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 17 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit Master aircraft DL800), Cambridgeshire, 21 January 1943, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Whittlesford (St Mary and Andrew) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederic Walter and Joan Elizabeth Swords, of Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Dandenong VIC
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21 January 1943, Sergeant Swords flying Master DL800 solo was killed when the aircraft crashed at Fulbourn near Cambridge.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/38/24


Winter, V.A. (Vincent Adams) (408547) Noble Six Hundred: the story of the Empire Air Training Scheme with special reference to Australians who trained in Southern Rhodesia, V.A. Winter Brighton VIC 3186, 1982

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