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Air Vice-Marshal J H Harris (74827)


 Jack Harris                  b: 4 Nov 1903                         r: 17 Oct 1961                         d: 9 Jul 1963

CB 1 Jan 1953, CBE 1 Jan 1946

(Indian Army): - 2 Lt: 14 Oct 1930, Lt: 14 Oct 1930 [13 Jun 1928], Capt: 13 Mar 1935.

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 13 Mar 1926, Plt Off: 13 Sep 1926, Fg Off: 13 Sep 1927, Flt Act Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1943, Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1943, Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1947 [1 Jul 1947], Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1948, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1951, Act AVM: 1 Mar 1959, AVM: Retained.

(RAFO): - Flt Lt: 25 Aug 1938,

(RAFVR): - Sqn Ldr: 1 Sep 1939,

13 Mar 1926:               Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the General Duties Branch

13 Mar 1926:              U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS

21 Feb 1927:               Pilot, No 207 Sqn

14 Oct 1930:                Relinquished his Commission on transfer to the Indian Army.

14 Oct 1930:               Appointed to a Commission on the Unattached List

14 Oct 1930:               Officer, 7th  Rajput Regiment, Indian Army

11Sep 1937:                Retired from Indian Army on account of ill-health.

25 Aug 1938              Appointed to a Commission in the RAFO (Class CC) in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

 1 Sep 1939:               Appointed to a Commission the Administrative and Special Duties Branch, RAFVR.

29 May 1940:              Staff Officer (GD2 and FO3), Directorate of Ground Defence.

1 Dec 1942:                 Transferred to RAF Regiment.

18 Dec 1942:                 Command Defence Officer, HQ Air Forces in India

16 Nov 1943:               Command Defence Officer, HQ Air Command South East Asia

xx xxx 1946:                 Chief Instructor, RAF Regiment Depot

27 Jul 1948:                 Director of Ground Defence.

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14 Apr 1953:               Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer, HQ Middle East Air Force

15 Dec 1955:               Director of Ground Defence

 1 Mar 1959:                Commandant General of the RAF Regiment and Inspector of Ground Defence.

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