Personnel Index - Detail

First Names
Roy Sydney
Pilot Officer (later Group Captain)
Service Number
Crew Position
Posting In
Posted in 4/42 and out 1/43 to 83Sqn


Awarded the DFC.

Flew 29 operations with 49Sqn (as Pilot Officer Perry).

A page from P/O Perry's logbook.
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Robert Perry (son of Roy Perry) descibes:
The photo of him (RHS) alongside a Mosquito, accompanied by his navigator F/O Herbert Chesley Bugden RCAF relates to his operational tour on 139 (Jamaica) Squadron PFF and will have been taken sometime during the period October 1943 to March 1944. Following his Pathfinder tour, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in June 1944.

After the war Roy Perry remained in the RAF and after several overseas postings returned to the UK to become involved in the Thor missile project (see Project Emily - opens in a new window).

Roy was promoted to the rank of Group Captain on the1st January 1966 and was appointed as Station Commander of RAF Oakington (No. 5 Flying Training School). In late 1968 he moved to the NATO Headquarters Allied Forces Southern Europe in Naples as Chief Air Branch.

Group Captain Roy Perry with Princess Margaret during a visit to RAF Oakington where he was the CO.

Posted out in June 1993 aged 71.

Click this link for more details of Roy's incredible career.