Air Commodore J F Davis (78867)

John Frank                  b: 28 Feb 1917                        r: 1 Jan 1965               d: xx Feb 1988

OBE 13 Jun 1957, DFC 16 Mar 1943, AFC 2 Jan 1950.

(RAFVR): Plt Off (P)?: 10 Apr 1940, Plt Off: 27 Apr 1940, Fg Off (WS): 27 Jul 1941, Flt Lt (WS): 27 Jul 1942, Act Sqn Ldr: xx xxx xxxx,

(RAF): Flt Lt (WS): 7 May 1946 [1 Sep 1945], Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1947, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1954, Act Gp Capt: 9 Jun 1958, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1959, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1964.

xx xxx xxxx:                Navigator, No 95 Sqn

xx xxx xxxx:                Attended Specialist Navigation Course.

xx xxx xxxx:                Staff, Central Air Navigation School

10 Jan 1945:               Staff Officer, Directorate of Navigation

7 May 1946:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (retaining rank current at the time) [wef 1 Sep 1945]

xx xxx 1946:               Staff, Directorate of Navigation.

13 Oct 1949:              PSO to C in C, British Air Forces of Occupation.

xx Nov 1955:              Staff Officer, Department of the CAS.

 9 Jun 1958:                Assistant Commandant, RAF Flying College.

 4 Jan 1961:                Officer Commanding, RAF Khormaksar.

xx Oct 1962:              

xx Jan 1963:                Attended Imperial Defence College.

19 Feb 1964:              AOA, HQ RAF Germany.

Joining the RAFVR as a Air Gunner, he later remustered as a Navigator?  He was the navigator on the Aries flight polar flight in 1945 and was awarded his AFC for research into blind landings.  Retired at his own request.

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