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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:VX50887; 441616
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Birth:9 September 1920
Place of Birth:Cohuna, Victoria, Australia
Units:No. 93 Squadron, RAAF
No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF



10 March 1941Enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force.
3 November 1943Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force.
6 November 1943Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 5 Initial Training School, RAAF.
3 February 1944Posted to No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Cunderdin.
21 February 1944Posted to No. 5 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Subiaco.
2 March 1944Posted to No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF, Mount Gambier.
2 March 1944Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
14 October 1944Promoted to Pilot Officer.
15 November 1944Posted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
24 January 1945Posted to No. 93 Squadron, RAAF.
14 April 1945Promoted to Flying Officer.
7 August 1945Beaufighter A8-85: Aircraft lost during rocket attack on shipping near Kuching.
21 August 1945Returned to No. 93 Squadron, RAAF.
4 January 1946Posted to No. 1 Personnel Depot, RAAF.
14 June 1946Discharged from Royal Australian Air Force.


F/Lt E.W. Robinson (left) welcoming F/Lt V.J. Sims (centre) and F/O R. Farrant after surviving 14 days in the jungle

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
World War 2 Nominal Roll - AIF Service


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, FARRANT REGINALD : Service Number - 441616 : Date of birth - 09 Sep 1920 : Place of birth - COHUNA VIC : Place of enlistment - PERTH : Next of Kin - FARRANT FRANK, A9300, FARRANT R.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 93 Squadron Jan 45 - Aug 46, A9186, 120.

Record updated on 19 November 2017.


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