Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O R J Boret

Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O R J Boret Battle of Britain Monument Home THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN LONDON MONUMENT Battle of Britain London Monument The Battle of Britain London Monument "Never in the field of human
conflict was so much owed
by so many to so few
." London Monument Site Drawing of Battle of Britain London Monument Battle of Britain London Monument Home Contact Information     How to Contribute     Latest News     Home          

About The Monument
History of the Project
The Monument Now
Visitor Information

The Airmen

Airmens names listed by   country of origin

Airmens stories

Privacy Statement The Airmen’s Stories – P/O R J Boret

 

Robert John Boret joined the RAF on a short service commission in August 1939. He completed his flying training and was posted to 41 Squadron in March 1940. His father, Air Commodore JA Boret, had commanded the squadron from May 1933 to February 1937.

 

 

In October 1940 Boret was posted overseas and was in the aircraft carrier HMS Argus when she sailed from Gibraltar in mid-November for Malta. He was one of six pilots who flew off on 16th November in a flight of Hurricanes, led by an FAA Skua. A series of mishaps saw the Hurricanes run out of fuel and fall one by one into the sea, with the loss of all six pilots.

Boret was 20. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 7.

 

 

Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

Battle of Britain Monument © Battle of Britain Archive 2007  –   Email: info@bbm.org.uk                    Site management by Consult-X and Altroy