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Flying Officer Robert Donald Keith Hanbidge was a Canadian officer of the Royal Canadian Air Force who died during the Second World War while serving with a squadron of the Royal Air Force.

He was born on 11 March 1921,[1] the son of Robert Leith, a lawyer and politician, and Jane Hanbidge (née Mitchell), of Kerrobert, Saskatchewan.

Hanbidge, belonging to 12 Squadron, died on 8 January 1945, when his Avro Lancaster (PB851) was lost while engaged on an operation against Munich.[2]

He and his six fellow crew have no known grave and are commemorated by the Runnymede Memorial.

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  1. Hanbidge, Robert Donald Keith, collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  2. Chorley, W.R. (1992), Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and Crew Losses: 1945, p. 38.

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