Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:26 PM
There are two RAF officer's service records for him at the National Archives: AIR 76/428/195 lists a birthdate of 7 August 1899
AIR 76/326/148 gives his birthdate as 7 May 1899
You can download copies for a fee--if you have not already done so.
The RAF lists him as "Hugh Norman McLaren-Roberts," but a family tree on Ancestry.com and the Probate Calendar entry for his
death, in 1928, both list "Hugh Norman McLaren Roberts." He was born, and died, at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. It is
likely he signed-up for service as "McLaren-Roberts" rather than his correct surname to help conceal that he was under age
at the time. If you have an Ancestry.com membership (I do not), you can access additional biographical information.