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

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

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

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.