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Air Commodore J N W Farmer (37316)


James Nigel Watts               b: 11 Mar 1915                     r: 6 Feb 1960                     d:   5 Dec 1999

DFC 7 Mar 1941, MiD - 2 Jun 1943, MiD - 14 Jan 1944.

Act Plt Off (P): 30 Sep 1935, Plt Off: 6 Aug 1936, Fg Off: 6 Mar 1938, Act Flt Lt: 29 Mar 1939, Flt Lt: 6 Mar 1940, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1941, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1942, Sqn Ldr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Jun 1941], Act Gp Capt: 25 Aug 1945, Wg Cdr (WS): 25 Feb 1946, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1954, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: Retained.

30 Sep 1935:            Granted Short Service Commission.

19 Oct 1935:            U/T, Pilot, No 5 FTS.

28 Jun 1936:             Pilot, No 57 Sqn.

26 Jul 1937:              QFI?, No 11 Flying Training School

 1 Oct 1938:             Staff, RAF Upwood.

 4 Jan 1939:              QFI, No 11 Flying Training School

 6 Aug 1939:            Awarded Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

 

1940                        Intelligence duties.  

1941                        Flight Commander, No 302 Sqn.

xx xxx 1943:            Air Staff, HQ No 91 Group.

25 Aug 1945:           Station Commander?

xx xxx 1953:             Officer Commanding, RAF Acklington

1959 - 1960:            Deputy Commandant, ATC

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