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Full Name
Robert Duncan Yule
Rank Last Held
Wing Commander
Robert Duncan
  • Regular Military Service
  • World War II, 1939-1945
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Serial No.
Date of Birth
29 January 1920
Place of Birth
Invercargill, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
Royal Air Force (RAF)
Embarkation Date
10 March 1938
Other Units
145 Squadron
Battle of Britain
Military Awards
  • Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
  • Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
  • 1939-45 Star (Battle of Britain clasp)
Award Circumstances
DSO. 1944
Last Unit Served
Royal Air Force
Place of Death
London, England
Date of Death
11 September 1953
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Killed in an aircraft accident
Biographical Notes
  • Son of a dental surgeon, Robert Yule
  • Won a scholarship to RAF College at Cranwell
Additional Information
  • Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981).
  • The Battle of Britain: 10 July - 31 October 1940
Further References
Sources Used
  • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland, The Author.
  • New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum. URL:

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