James Brodie Reid Scotland Myanmar Singapore South Africa

Biography of James Brodie Reid

James Reid
James Reid

Flying Officer James Brodie Reid of the RAFVR was born in Glasgow and attended the High School there. He matriculated at the University in 1942 to study Engineering and joined the Air Training Corps. In July 1943 he joined the RAF.

Reid completed his pilot's training in South Africa. He was posted to Poona in the summer of 1945 and then to 194 Squadron in the Rangoon area, flying Dakota transport aircraft from Mingaladon Airport to Calcutta, Colombo, Georgetown and Singapore. He was killed on 12 February 1946 when his plane crashed while taking off in southern Burma.


James Brodie Reid
Died 12 February 1946.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1942-43;
Father's Details: James William Reid; Insurance official
War Service: Flying Officer, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 14th Feb 2013

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland
Place of Birth

Myanmar Myanmar, No Region
Place of Death

Singapore Singapore, No Region

South Africa South Africa, No Region