Mr Baxter joined the RAF in 1940 (602 Squadron). On 18th March 1945, he took part in a daring daylight raid on the Shell-Mex building in The Hague, which was the HQ for V1 and V2 attacks. The commander, Max Sutherland, received a bar to his DFC and the other four pilots, including Raymond, were mentioned in dispatches.
Raymond is better known to many people as the first presenter of "Tomorrow's World" and as a commentator for the BBC at airshows and motor racing events throughout the fifties, sixties and into the seventies. He famously commentated on Concorde's first flight.