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Air Commodore J L Forbes


J L Forbes - 1916James Louis                 b: 26 Jan 1880                r: 13 May 1932                        d: 8 Sep 1965

OBE - 10 Oct 1919

(RN): - Midín: xx xxx xxxx, Act Sub-Lt: xx xxx xxxx, Sub-Lt: 15 Dec 1899, Lt: 31 Dec 1901, Lt Cdr: 31 Dec 1909, Sqn Cdr: 31 Dec 1915, Wg Cdr: 16 Mar 1916,.

(RAF): - Lt Col: 1 Apr 1918, Wg Cdr: 1 Aug 1919, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1921, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1926.

 9 Mar 1909:              Gunnery Officer, HMS Aboukir

 3 Mar 1914:              Gunnery Officer, HMS Actaeon

16 Mar 1916:              Officer Commanding, RNAS Eastchurch. (graded as a Wing Commander)

xx Feb 1917:

xx xxx 1919/20:          Deputy Director of Armament.

 1 Aug 1919:               Awarded Permanent Commission as a Lieutenant Colonel (gazetted 22 Aug 1919)

22 Jan 1920:               Removed from the Navy Lists on being awarded Permanent Commission in RAF

27 Jul 1921:                Officer Commanding, No 10 Group.

10 Dec 1924:              Deputy Director of Armament.

 1 Nov 1926:              Director of Technical Development

12 Dec 1927:              Chief Staff Officer, HQ Inland Area.

 1 Feb 1929:               AOC, RAF Mediterranean.

 3 Feb 1932:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot.  

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