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Air Commodore J H Giles (37851)


John Hassell                 b: 18 Aug 1910                     r: 18 Aug 1960                     d: 11 Oct 1988

DSO 23 Mar 1945, DFC 13 Aug 1943.

Act Plt Off (P): 18 May 1936, Plt Off: 23 Mar 1937, Fg Off: 23 Oct 1938, Act Flt Lt: 25 May 1939 - 10 Jun 1940, Flt Lt: 3 Sep 1940, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1941, Sqn Ldr: 2 Jun 1947 [1 Aug 1940], Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1946 [1 Oct 1946] (adjusted to 15 Jan 1946 on 12 Oct 1948) Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1953, Act A/Cdre: 14 Nov 1958?, A/Cdre: Retained.

(RAFO): (T) Sqn Ldr: 23 Mar 1942, Act Wg Cdr: 10 Mar 1943?, Sqn Ldr (WS): 10 Sep 1943, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1944 ,

18 May 1936:          Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

18 May 1936:          Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

11 Mar 1937:           Pilot, No 60 Sqn.

26 Nov 1938:          Staff, Aircraft Park - India

xx xxx xxxx:             Flight Commander?

 1 Oct 1941:            Air Staff, HQ Air Forces in India

10 Mar 1942:           Officer Commanding, No 5 Sqn.

23 Mar 1942:           Transferred to the RAFO and recalled for air force service

xx May 1942:          'A' Flight Commander, No 90 Sqn.

xx Jun 1943:            Officer Commanding, No 90 Sqn.

xx Dec 1943:

xx xxx xxxx:             Officer Commanding, No 186 Sqn (1945)

xx Oct 1945:           Released from Active List.

 2 Jun 1947:            Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader

15 Jul 1956:            Plans Staff, SHAPE.

14 Nov 1958:         Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence), HQ Allied Air Forces Central Europe.

He left the RAF in October 1945 but rejoined ?.

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