Spink to Sell D.S.O., D.F.C. and Bar Group to Battle of Britain Hero Wing Commander R.F.T. 'Bob' Doe, Royal Air Force
Herewith is Doe's incredible tale of heroism… Wing Commander Robert Francis Thomas Doe, D.S.O., D.F.C. was born in Reigate on the 10th March, 1920, and educated at Leatherhead School. A shy, sickly boy, he left school at 14 to work as an office boy at the News of the World. He was one of the first young men to volunteer for the RAF Volunteer Reserve and started to train as a pilot at Hanworth Flying School. He gained a short service commission in the RAF in March 1939 and completed his training as a pilot at RAF Little Rissington.