MARTIN – Ronald Brown

Flying Officer – KIA – Malta Memorial, Malta

[Source: CG]



Initials: R B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 1435 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 11/05/1943
Service No: 123139
Additional information: Son of Sidney A. and Miriam Martin, of Jamaica, British West Indies. Rhodes Scholar and Blue for Athletics, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 6, Column 2.

Spitfire EP833 VbT Malta 1-12-42 1435S Shot down by fighters 11-5-43



Ronald Brown Martin RAF

[Picture courtesy: Philip N. Martin]


One addition to “MARTIN – Ronald Brown”

  1. Philip Martin adds:

    Good Evening

    Ronald Brown Martin was my uncle. He attended Wolmers School for Boys in Kingston, Jamaica and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1942. He attended Brasenose College, University of Oxford and was an Oxford Blue awardee. He was an excellent athlete and excelled in the 100 yards, 220 yards and 440 yards events as they were then called. He trained as a fighter pilot in the USA before returning to England in late 1942 and was posted to malta in early 1943.

    I will try to locate a photograph for inclusion on his page of remembrance.

    Please feel free to contact me by e mail

    Thank you

    Philip N Martin

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