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Air Commodore J S Griffiths (11206)


John Swire                   b: 19 Jun 1894                  r: 29 Dec 1952                            d: 2 Aug 1969

CB 10 Jun 1948, CBE 8 Jun 1944,

TA: 2 Lt: 10 Dec 1914, Lt:  2 Feb 1917 [29 Oct 1916] adjusted to 1 Jun 1916 on 14 Jul 1917, Act Capt: 16 Nov 1917, Capt: 31 May 1918 [29 Apr 1917],

Army: (T) Lt: 21 Sep 1918, (T) Capt: 4 Mar 1921

(RAF): - Fg Off: 5 Mar 1921, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1922, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1929, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1941, Act A/Cdre: 5 Nov 1943, Gp Capt (WS): 5 May 1944 (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947.

10 Dec 1914:               Officer, 4th Battalion The Welsh Regiment

 5 Mar 1919:                Relinquished his commission in 4th Battalion, The Welsh Regiment

15 Aug 1919:               Appointed as Station Accountant Officer Class GG

 4 Mar 1921:                Accountant Officer 6th Class, Corps of Military Accountants

5 Mar 1921:                Appointed to a Temporary Commission for Accountant duties.

 5 Mar 1921:                Accountant Officer, Air Pilotage School

13 Aug 1921:               Accountant Officer, School of Technical Training (Men)

26 Feb 1923:               Accountant Officer, No 1 Flying Training School

 1 May 1927:               Accountant Officer, RAF Base and Stores Depot - Iraq

 6 Apr 1928:                Accountant Officer, RAF Hinaidi

 9 Sep 1929:                Senior Accounts Officer, RAF Training Base Leuchars

17 Oct 1933:               Senior Accountant Officer, RAF Upper Heyford

18 Mar 1936:              Command Accountant, British Forces in Aden

30 May 1938:              Senior Accountant Officer, RAF Halton

 1 Dec 1940:                Command Accountant, HQ Army Co-operation Command.

10 Apr 1942:               Command Accountant, HQ Air Forces in India

16 Nov 1943:               Command Accountant, HQ ACSEA

16 Jun 1945:                Command Accountant, HQ Technical Training Command

 1 Sep 1948:                Senior Service Account, Department of the Air Member for Personnel

xx xxx 1951/2               Director of Personal Services (B)

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