Biography

Birth date: 28 May 1918
Final rank: Squadron Leader
Service number: 407416 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: No. 3 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 3 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

MEA1576

Poretta, Corisica. May 1944. Informal portrait of 407416 Squadron Leader R. H. Bayly DFC (left), newly appointed Commanding Officer (CO) of No. 3 (Kittyhawk) Squadron RAAF now operating in Italy, being congratulated on his appointment by Squadron Leader E. D. Kirkham, CO of No. 451 (Spitfire)...

MEA1576

MEA1577

Italy. May 1944. Informal portrait of 407416 Squadron Leader R. H. Bayly DFC (left), newly appointed Commanding Officer (CO) of No. 3 (Kittyhawk) Squadron RAAF now operating in Italy.

MEA1577

UK1576A

CUTELLA, ITALY. C. 1944-04. SQUADRON LEADER R. H. BAYLY DFC (LEFT), NEWLY-APPOINTED COMMANDING OFFICER (CO) OF NO. 3 SQUADRON RAAF, THE ALL-AUSTRALIAN KITTYHAWK FIGHTER SQUADRON OPERATING IN ITALY, SERVED WITH AN AUSTRALIAN SPITFIRE SQUADRON SINCE 1943-07. HE IS BEING CONGRATULATED ON HIS...

UK1576A

Timeline

Date of birth 1918-05-28
Other units 1940 No 7 Initial Training School.
Other units 1940 No 8 Operational Training Unit.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940-10-12 Aircraft man.
Other units 1941 No 13 Advanced Flying Unit.
Other units 1941 No 71 Operational Training Unit.
Date promoted 1941-01-04 Leading aircraftman.
Other 1941-01-23 Left Australia.
Date promoted 1941-08-16 Sergeant.
Other 1941-10 Left South Africa.
Date promoted 1942-03-13 Flight sergeant.
Other units 1942-03-20 No 3 Squadron.
Date promoted 1942-07-06 Pilot officer.
Date promoted 1943-01-06 Flying officer.
Other units 1943-07-13 No 451 Squadron.
Other units 1944-04-17 Commanding Officer No 3 Squadron.
Date promoted 1944-07-06 Flight lieutenant.
Date promoted 1945 Squadron leader.