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Robert David Spittal Fleming was born in February 1920 and attended Aberdeen Grammar School from 1925 till 1937.
His family then moved to London and he continued his education at St. Paul’s School, going on to read Law at London University and joining the Air Squadron there.
Fleming joined the RAFVR about July 1939, was called up on 1st September 1939 and then went to 1 ITW Cambridge in November 1939.
He moved to FTS Cranwell on 1st January 1940. His training completed, he was posted to No. 1 School of Army Co-operation at Old Sarum on 2nd June but eight days later went to 5 OTU Aston Down to convert to Hurricanes, after which he joined 249 Squadron at Leconfield on 23rd June 1940.
Fleming was shot down and killed in combat with Me109’s over Maidstone on 7th September 1940. His Hurricane, R4114, crashed at Hollingbourne.
Fleming was 20 years old and was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.