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Air Vice-Marshal E James (87346)


Edgar                           b: 19 Oct 1915                     r: 4 Apr 1969                     d: 22 Aug 1996

CBE 1 Jan 1966, DFC 20 Jul 1945, AFC 1 Jan 1948, Bar - 1 Jan 1959, FRAeS, QCVSA 31 May 1956.

(RAFVR): Plt Off: 20 Oct 1940, Fg Off: 19/20 Apr 1941, Flt Lt (WS): 19 Oct 1942,  

(RAF): Flt Lt: 28 Feb 1946 [1 Dec 1942], Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1947, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1954, Act Gp Capt: 27 Apr 1959, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1959, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1963, Act AVM: 1 Sep 1966, AVM: 1 Jan 1967.

xx xxx 1939:            U/T Pilot, ?

xx xxx 1940:            QFI, No 36 EFTS, Pearce, Alberta, Canada.

xx xxx 1944:            Pilot, No 305 (Ziemia Wiwlkopolska) Sqn. (Mosquito FB VI)

xx xxx xxxx:             Pilot, No 107 Sqn. (Mosquito FB VI)

xx xxx 1945:            QFI, Empire Flying School.

28 Feb 1946:           Appointed to 4 year Short Service Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant. [antedated to 1 Dec 1942 on 25 Feb 1947]

15 Jan 1948:            Appointed to Permanent Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader 

xx xxx xxxx:             Air Staff - Operations, HQ Fighter Command.

xx Jan 1950:            Attended RAF Staff College.

xx xxx 1951:            Staff, Directorate of Operational Requirements.

xx xxx 1953:            Staff, HQ 2nd TAF.

xx xxx 1954:            Officer Commanding, No 68 Sqn. (Meteor NF11)

xx xxx 1956:            Staff, Central Fighter Establishment.

xx xxx 1958:            Staff, HQ Fighter Command.

27 Apr 1959:           CFI, Central Flying School.

 1 May 1961:           Officer Commanding, RAF Leeming.

 1 Jan 1963:             Director of Operational Requirements (A)/(1)

xx Feb 1966:            Commander, British Forces - Zambia.

 1 Sep 1966:             Deputy Controller of Equipment, Ministry of Technology.

Commanded British forces at start of Rhodesian crisis.  Became Aviation consultant after retirement.

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