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Early Years

Ernest Reginald Baker was the youngest son of Mr William and Mrs Eliza Baker of 16 Rainton Road in Doncaster .

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

Whilst there 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






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This page last updated:Monday 22 December 2008


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RAF Lasham 1942-48 - a project by Trinny.  Please click here to view

Victory Fighters: The Veterans' Story - Winning the Battle for Supremacy in the Skies Over Western Europe, 1941-1945
By Stephen Darlow

Victory Fighters is largely a collection of eye-witness accounts of the struggle that raged in the skies over occupied Europe after the Battle of Britain. Reg Baker is one of the six featured pilots.

Stephen Darlow has been a major support and contributor to this website do please visit the website of this excellent Military Aviation author.




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