Robert Raymond Money

1893 Apr 25 Born Sleaford, Lincolnshire,

1901 census at Howell, Lincs

1911 census at Market Rasen. He is boarding and is an assistant corn merchant

1915 Dec 10 Commissioned East Yorkshire Regiment. Robert Raymond Money, 3rd Battalion,. East Yorkshire Regiment

Transfers to RFC - officer record online

1916 Sep 17 Taken POW. He was shot down by flak during a disastrous bombing raid , but survived to be captured, spending the remainder of WW1 as a POW.


1917 Jul 1 The promotion to the rank of Lt. of 2nd Lt. R. R. Money is antedated to 1st July 1917 with precedence next below E. 0. Rippingille

1918 Dec 18. Repatriated, RFC/RAF

1919 Sep 20. Returned to East Yorks Regt and served until 20 Aug 22

1921 Jul 20 . Cl. GG.—Lt. R. R. Money, E. York. R. Special Appointment GG

1921 Nov 17. The undermentioned relinquish their temp, appta.: — Spec. Appts., Cl. GG.—Li. R. R. Money, E. York. R.

1922 Aug 21. E. York. R. —Lt. R. R. Money retires, receiving a gratuity.

Postwar he remained in RAF and army service, which ended in 1932. In 1936 he published a book Flying and Soldiering recounting his adventures up to 1928.

1923 Apr 23. Reserve of Air Force Officers (on probation), General Duties Branch, as Flying Officer,

1923 Jun 14. Resigned Reserve commission,

1923 Jun 14. Appointed to RAF Short Service Commission as Flying Officer, for five years service,

1924 May 29 . Lost flying speed and crashed into the sea while flying Parnell Panther N7464 but suffered only shock and bruising, 29 May 24

1924 Nov 25. Stalled and crashed Fairey IIID N9764 when landing at Gosport but uninjured,

1928 Jan 14, RAF Reserve Class ‘A,

1928 Jul 11 - 14. Last flew (annual course) at Brough ‘’Dart – flown & handled his m/c very well. C at I.’

1928 Aug 19. Transferred to RAF Reserve Class ‘C’ ‘on proceeding to New Zealand’, 19 Aug 28

During 1923-1928 had flown Avro 504, DH.9A, RE.8, Panther, Nightjar, Dart, Flycatcher, Snipe, Bison, Grebe, Fairey IIID and Blackburn Blackburn [yes, there was such a type as the Blackburn Blackburn]

Embarked for New Zealand via Sydney

1929 Dec 5 paid £300 for shares in Dominion Airlaine (that was 300 of 200,00)

1928 Oct 24. Disembarked ‘Maheno’ at Auckland

1930 May 1. Appointed to commission in New Zealand Air Force (territorial) as a Flying Officer, (address at time given as ‘Abbotswood’, Hillcrest, Hamilton – electoral roll for 1935 gives occupation as that of market gardener at this address)

1930 Aug 13. Granted New Zealand Pilot’s ‘A’ Licence No 168/‘B’ Licence No 34, (but ‘valid only to 30/9/30’ – appears to be related to his need to obtain a medical clearance, licence later renewed)

1930 Oct 14, Resigned from NZAF

1931 Jul 30 Fined £2 for "trick flying" over Hamilton, NZ

1931 Sep 14 , he is listed as the pilot of Desoutter 1 ZK-ABX which crashed on takeoff at Rotorua, New Zealand,

1934 Jun 14. Relinquished RAF commission on completion of service and permitted to retain rank,

1932 Aug 30. His father dies in a car accident in NZ

1934 Jun. Embarked for England via Brisbane

1934 Jul 20. Disembarked London, 20 Jul 34

1936 Marriage 1936 at Wandsworth to Josephine Patricia Irving (1905–2000)

1936 Mar. His book is published

1939 Register at Grecta Smithies Av Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales. Occupation Civilian Recruiting Officer for Royal Air Force . An honoray Flight Lt in RAF

1945 the London Gazette records him there as being on the Regular Army Reserve and granted the rank of Hon Major.

1947 Aug 13 Fned for firearms offence

1969 died Malvern


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