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Roger Boulding – Battle of Britain Pilot

74 Squadron RAF Pilots at Rest. Roger Boulding with his dog, “Sam,” on left John Freeborn, and the Polish pilot Henryk Szczesny playing cards during a lull in the Battle of Britain. Photo Credit: Dilip Sarkar Roger John Eric Boulding (41249) served in No. 74 “Tiger” Squadron during the Battle of Britain. Boulding was born on November 19, 1919 and joined the RAF on a short service commission in August 1938. He trained at 6E&RFTS, Sywell and 8FTS, Montrose and finished at 11FTS, Shawbury in June 1939. After a month at Armament Training Camp at Penrhos, Boulding joined 52 Squadron at Upwood in July. Boulding learned to fly in the company of the great RAF fighter pilot, Paddy Finucane, who

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