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Air Commodore J G Hearson


Air Commodore J G HearsonAir Commodore J G HearsonJohn Glanville                        

b: 5 Aug 1883              

r: 1 Sep 1927                  

d: 9 Jan 1964

CB - 1 Jan 1919, CBE - 3 Jun 1924, DSO - 14 Jan 1916, MiD - 10 Jun 1924, SA3S - xx xxx 1917

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(Army): - 2 Lt:   31 Jul 1902, Lt: 22 Feb 1905, Capt: 31 Jul 1913, (T) Maj: 17 Dec 1915, (T) Lt Col: 6 May 1916, Maj: 1 Jun 1916, (B) Maj: 1 Jan 1917, Maj: 31 Jul 1917, (T) Brig-Gen: 28 Oct 1917.

(RAF): - (T) Brig-Gen [Lt Col]: 1 Apr 1918, Act Col: 22 May 1919, Wg Cdr: 1 Aug 1919, Gp Capt: 8 Aug 1919, A/Cdre: 30 Jun 1923.

Photos courtesy - Hugh Green (J G Hearson's Grandson)

 xx xxx xxxx:               Attended RMA Woolwich.

31 Jul 1902:                 Officer, Royal Engineers.

7 Oct 1905:                  Assistant Superintendent of Surveys, Officer,  South Nigeria Boundary Commission.

12 Oct 1906:                Member, Anglo/French (Niger/Chad) Boundary Commission

24 Oct 1908:

 2 Mar 1910:                Superintendent of Roads, Gold Coast Colony.

18 Nov 1912:           

1914                             Attended Central Flying School?  

xx xxx xxxx:                  Flight Commander, No 2 Sqn RFC?

17 Dec 1915:                Officer Commanding, No 5 Sqn RFC. (BE2c Western Front)

 6 May 1916:                Officer Commanding, 15th (Corps) Wing, Reserve Army.

28 Oct 1917:                 Chief Staff Officer, HQ Training Division RFC.

 1 Apr 1918:                  Director of Training.

22 May 1919:                Colonel (Staff), Air Ministry

 1 Aug 1919:                 Awarded Permanent Commission as a Lieutenant Colonel

 1 Apr 1920:                  Commandant, RAF Depot.

xx xxx xxxx:                   Member, British Delegation (Air Section), Paris.

 1 Jun 1922:                   Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

28 Jul 1922:                   SESO, HQ Iraq Command.

22 Oct 1923:                 Chief Staff Officer, HQ Iraq Command.

15 Sep 1924:                 Supernumerary, HQ Coastal Area.

19 Jan 1925:                  Supernumerary - non effective (sick), RAF Depot.

 1 Dec 1925:                  AOC, Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force.

18 Jul 1927:                   AOC, Air Defence Group

25 Aug 1927:                 AOC, No 1 Air Defence Group.

xx Mar 1936:                Special Appointment to Directorate of Aeronautical Production.

 1 May 1937:                  AOC, No 30 (Balloon Barrage) Group.

xx xxx 1939:                  ?

xx xxx xxxx:                  AOC, Balloon Command?

He was awarded RAeC Certificate No 1137 on 11 March 1915.  He was a surveying/mapping specialist, being one of the first to produce maps from aerial photographs.

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