202 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth:
20/11/1942 (Died by accident)
Robert Anthony Laverty was the son of Robert and Sarah Laverty. He was born on 2nd January 1924 in Moy. Co. Tyrone. He was the fifth of eight children. He attended Aughanlig school on the Armagh side of Charlemont. In 1938 he went to study at Armagh College.In April 1940 Robert enlisted in the RAFVR After training, in October 1942, he was posted to 202 Squadron, based in Gibraltar. On 20th November 1942, Sergeant Robert Laverty was on board a Catalina escorting a convoy when it was shot down by friendly fire. All ten crew members were killed.