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This is a specially produced glossy bookplate bearing the original signature of Battle of Britain fighter pilot Marcus Robinson.

Marcus Robinson was born on 27th May 1912 and joined 602 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force in September 1933. He was appointed 'A' Flight Commander in June 1938 and was called to full-time service on 24th August 1939.

Robinson attacked Ju88's over the Firth of Forth on 16th October and shared in the destruction of a He111 on 13th January 1940.

He was attached to RAF Turnhouse from 11th April to 19th April 1940 for Controller duties. He joined 616 Squadron at Leconfield on 27th April as a supernumerary. He assumed command of 616 on 1st May and was promoted to Acting Squadron Leader on 6th May.

The squadron went south to Rochford on the 27th and over Dunkirk the next day Robinson's Spitfire K9804 was severely damaged by a Me109 and he made a forced-landing at Manston, writing the aircraft off. He damaged a Me109 in the vicinity of Dunkirk on 1st June.

On 6th August he shared in the probable destruction of a Ju88, on the 15th he probably destroyed a Ju88 and on 1st September he damaged a Me109.

Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot Marcus Robinson 616 Sqn C/O Signed Bookplate

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