THEBARTON TECHNICAL SCHOOL 1939
In a lovely gesture, a trophy from Thebarton Technical School (1939) has been returned to the college. This trophy was awarded to Robert E Roberts for the 'Senior Athletics Cup 1939'.
Shortly after leaving Thebarton Technical School, "Bob" chose to join the Royal Australian Air Force. On 12 December 1944, Bob and his crew from the 218 Squadron were shot down during a daylight raid over Witten, tragically taking down all seven crew. Bob and his crew are now laid to rest at the Reichwald Forrest War Cemetery in Germany.
Rest in peace.
You can read more of his story here: https://218squadron.wordpress.com/pilot-officer-robert-edward-roberts-raaf/.