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Air Vice Marshal J G Elton (24009)


John Goodenough                 b: 5 May 1905                    r: 29 Mar 1959                     d: 16 Apr 1994

CB - 9 Jun 1955, CBE - 14 Jun 1945, DFC - 16 Aug 1940, AFC - 3 Jun 1935, MiD - 1 Jan 1943, MiD – 1 Jan 1945.

Plt Off (P): 1 Sep 1926, Plt Off: 11 Oct 1927, Fg Off: 1 Mar 1928, Flt Lt: 1 Jun 1932, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940, Act Gp Capt: 16 Apr 1942?, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 16 Oct 1942, Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1943, Act A/Cdre: 25 Mar 1945?, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1950, Act AVM: 13 Oct 1953, AVM: 1 Jan 1954.

 1 Sep 1926:            Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

 1 Sep 1926:            U/T Pilot, No 11 Sqn.

 2 Apr 1928:            Pilot, No 101 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:             Signals Officer, No 101 Sqn.

12 Feb 1932:           Pilot/Flight Commander, No 36 Sqn.

 4 Oct 1935:            Officer Commanding, Coast Defence Development Unit.

 1 Jun 1936:            Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

 1 Jan 1937:             Staff, RAF Gosport.

25 Oct 1938:           Flight Commander, No 70 Sqn.

xx xxx 1940:            Officer Commanding, No 47 Sqn.

xx Aug 1940:           Air Staff - Operations, HQ RAF Middle East.

16 Apr 1942?:         Officer Commanding, No 242 Wing.

xx xxx 1942:            Officer Commanding, No 238 Wing.

xx xxx 1942:            Officer Commanding, No 248 Wing.

xx xxx 1943:            Officer Commanding, RAF Turnberry.

18 Aug 1943:           Air Staff, HQ Coastal Command.

xx xxx 1944:            Officer Commanding, RAF Silloth.

25 Mar 1945:          AOA, HQ Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force.

 1 Oct 1945:            AOA, AHQ RAF Italy.

xx Jan 1947:            Attended Imperial Defence College.

xx xxx 1948:            Deputy Director of Operational Requirements (A)

xx xxx 1949:            RAF Member, UK Delegation, Western Union Military Committee.

xx xxx 1951:            AOC, RAF Halton/Commandant, No 1 School of Technical Training.

 1 Apr 1952:            Air Attaché, Paris.

13 Oct 1953:           AOA, HQ Bomber Command.

18 Nov 1956:          Chief of Staff to Chairman, NATO Standing Group, Washington.

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