Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
b: 10 Jan 1912
r: 10 Oct 1961
d: 26 Feb 1989
– 17 Jul 1945, DFC – 5 Aug 1941, MiD - 24 Sep 1941.
AC1: xx xxx xxxx,
LAC: xx xxx xxxx,
Cpl: xx xxx xxxx,
Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Plt
Off (P): 5
May 1937, Plt Off: 5 May 1938, Fg
Off: 5 Nov 1938, Flt Lt: 3 Sep 1940, (T) Sqn
Ldr: 1 Dec 1941, Sqn Ldr: 20
Nov 1942 [1 Dec 1941], (T) Wg Cdr:
1 Jul 1944, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946,
Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1952, A/Cdre: 1
Aircraft Apprentice, No 1 School of Technical Training, RAF Halton
U/T Pilot, ?. (NCO)
xx xxx 1935: Sergeant Pilot, No 209 Sqn. (561546)
5 May 1937: Appointed to a Permanent Commission
Pilot, No 240 Sqn.
Staff, RAF Lee on Solent.
xx xxx xxxx: Staff, RAF Hawkinge
26 Jun 1940: Pilot, No 209 Sqn (arrived on 1 Jul 1940)
4-24 Aug 1940: Attached, School of Air Navigation for Advance Astronomical Extension Course
xx xxx xxxx: Air Staff, HQ No 222 Group/AHQ India?
xx Jul 1944: Officer Commanding, No 203 Sqn.
xx Jun 1945:
Staff - ASP 4, Directorate of Policy (Air Staff).
SASO, HQ No 2 Group.
Mar 1954: Officer
Commanding, RAF Colerne.
Nov 1957: Assistant Chief of Staff - Operations and Training, HQ AAFCE.
Citation for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
“Flight Lieutenant Leslie Fox (36099), No.209 Squadron
Acting Flight Lieutenant Roger Edward HUNTER (40540), No.240 Squadron.
(London Gazette – 5 Aug
“Wing Commander Leslie Fox, D.F.C. (36099), R.A.F., No.203 Sqn.
Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Wing Commander Fox
has participated in a large number of operational missions.
He has consistently shown a high degree of skill and courage, qualities,
which have been reflected in the fighting spirit of the squadron he commands.
In March, 1945, Wing Commander Fox led the squadron in an attack against
enemy shipping. A cargo vessel and
another ship were hit by bombs and several smaller vessels were effectively
machine-gunned. In April 1945, this
officer led his formation in an attack against two enemy vessels one of them
being heavily armed. Despite much
opposing fire the attack was pressed home to a successful conclusion.
Wing Commander Fox's skilful leadership contributed materially to the
success achieved by anti-aircraft fire.”
(London Gazette – 17 Jul 1945)
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