Ernest Reginald Baker was the youngest son of
Mr William and Mrs Eliza Baker of 16
Rainton Road in
Born 30 March
1914, he was educated at Hyde Park School and the
Doncaster Grammar School. He passed his Northern University
Matriculation certificate in 1931.
Reg at 13 (1927)
Reg at 15/16
Reg then took a teaching certificate
between 1933 and 1935 at
Chester Training College
without his parents
knowledge he tried out some flying and obviously fell in love with it.
He went on to teach, mainly physical training,
at Park Junior Mixed School Wheatley
Regís main sporting love was
cricket, playing for Doncasterís first XI.
In December 1937 Reg
pursued a career change but was frustrated by just failing to get into
the Hendon Police College.
Nevertheless, undaunted Reg still sought
service life and he obtained a commission with the RAF as an acting pilot officer on 7 May 1938