Colin Campbell Blair Scotland

Biography of Colin Campbell Blair

Colin Blair
Colin Blair

Flying Officer Colin Campbell Blair of the RAFVR was born in Glasgow and attended the High School of Glasgow. He graduated from the University in 1938 with an MA in History and Political Economy and travelled south to study for the Bar at Gray's Inn.

Blair joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve in December 1938 and served in the early stages of the war with Army Co-operation Squadrons in England in France. He subsequently established a reputation for daring with the Spitfire Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. On 26 September 1941 he flew from Wick to photograph enemy installations at Stavanger and Christiansund in Norway, but did not return.


Colin Campbell Blair
Born 19 April 1915, Prestonkirk, Scotland.
Died 1 September 1941.
GU Degree: MA, 1938; Social Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Father's Details: Duncan Blair; Clergyman
War Service: Flying Officer, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Runnymede Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 25th Feb 2013

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WWII Roll of Honour