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Rigby, R., Py/Off/Airman, 1944

Robinson Rigby

On Lee-On-Solent Memorial is the name of FAA/FX 86789 Petty Officer Airman Robinson Rigby serving with the Royal Navy who died 11/06/1944.

The Shields Daily News 19/06/1944, inserted in the Ralph Gardner School scrapbook, reports the following:
North Shields Fleet Air Arm P.O. Killed.

Official confirmation has been received by Mrs. F. Rigby of 9 Willoughby Road, North Shields, that her only son, Petty Officer Robinson Rigby has been killed as a result of an accident while on service with the Fleet Air Arm in the Far East.

Aged 22, he was educated at Chirton and Ralph Gardner Schools and then went ot serve his time as a motor mechanic but left to work for the Air Ministry. Her served for two years as a flight engineer and volunteered for service with the Fleet Air Arm two years ago.

Petty Officer Rigby was a prominent member of North Shields Boys' Club and afterwards at the Educational Club at Maryport, near Silloth.

Robinson Rigby is remembered on our List of Ships’ crews

H.M.S. Illustrious
The CWGC entry for Petty Officer Rigby

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk