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Robert Leslie Goord joined the RAFVR in November 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was called up on 1st September 1939 he served as an instructor at 12 FTS till 24th August 1940 when he was commissioned and posted to No 1 School of Army Co-Operation at Old Sarum.
On 5th September that year Goord was sent to 6 OTU to convert to Hurricanes before joining 151 Squadron on 24th September. He flew six operational sorties during October 1940 and was then posted to 73 Squadron on 7th November 1940.
Goord was lost on 24th May 1941 in the fighting over Crete, it is believed that his Hurricane V7736 was either shot down by Royal Navy anti-aircraft fire or ditched in the sea due to lack of fuel. He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
Alamein photographs courtesy of Colonel C R Romberg RA, British Embassy Cairo