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Air Commodore J S Browne (11079)

James Stark            b:   29 Sep 1895                      r:   25 Feb 1948                d:  xx Oct 1985

AFC - 12 Jul 1920,

(Army): Pte:   3 Jun 1915.

(RNAS): Flt Sub-Lt (P):  xx xxx xxxx, Flt Sub-Lt:  19 Jul 1915, Flt Lt: xx xxx xxxx.

(RAF): (T) Capt [Lt]:  1 Apr 1918, Flt Lt: 4 Aug 1919, Sqn Ldr:  1 Dec 1932, Wg Cdr:  1 Nov 1938, (T) Gp Capt:  1 Dec 1940, Gp Capt:  1 Dec 1944, Act A/Cdre:1 Apr 1946?, A/Cdre: retained

 3 Jun 1915:              Private (3937), Inns of Court OTC

xx xxx xxxx:               U/T Pilot, RNAS

xx xxx 1916:              O/100 Pilot, Manston Air Station.

xx xxx 1917:               Pilot, No 2 Wing, HMS Ark Royal

28 Nov 1919:            Pilot/Flight Commander, No 216 Sqn

 5 Dec 1919:             Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the General Duties Branch in the rank of Flight Lieutenant

18 May 1923:            Supernumerary - non effective (sick)

 1 Oct 1923:              Refresher flying course?, No 1 Flying Training School

28 May 1924:            Transferred to the Stores Branch

 5 Aug 1924:              Stores Officer, Electrical and Wireless School

18 Feb 1925:             Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Stores Branch in the rank of Flight Lieutenant

27 Jan 1927:              Stores Officer, FAA Reserve Stores Unit, Hong Kong

19 Mar 1928:            Stores Officer, RAF Kai Tak

 1 Mar 1930:             Supernumerary, RAF Depot

 3 Nov 1930:             Stores Officer, RAF Boscombe Down

27 Feb 1933:             Stores Officer, HQ Inland Area

 1 May 1936:             Stores Officer, HQ Training Command

11 Jun 1937:              Equipment Officer, RAF Depot - Middle East

 1 Jan 1939:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot

26 Jun 1939:              Staff Officer, Directorate of Equipment

31 Aug 1939:             Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (3)

xx xxx 1940:              Deputy Director of Equipment (10)

1 Apr 1946:               Senior Equipment Staff Officer, AHQ India

He possibly suffered an injury in an accident in 1923 and after recovering was found unfit to continue flying as a pilot, resulting in his transfer to the Stores Branch?

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