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Air Marshal Sir Robert Jones (18139)


R O Jones - 1933Robert Owen           b: 19 Apr 1901                          r: 31 Oct 1956                               d: 13 Oct 1972

KBE 1 Jun 1953, CB 1 Jan 1944, AFC 2 Jan 1939, BA, DIC, MIMechE, FRAeS, LoM (Cdr) 15 Mar 1946.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 3 Jan 1924, Plt Off: 3 Jul 1924, Fg Off: 3 Aug 1925, Flt Lt: 20 Mar 1929, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1936, Wg Cdr: 1 Apr 1939, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1941, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1944, (T) AVM: 1 Jan 1946 1 Nov 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Apr 1946, Act AVM: 1 Nov 1947, AVM: 1 Jan 1948, Act AM: 15 Sep 1952, AM: 1 Jan 1953.

 3 Jan 1924:                Appointed to a Short Service Commission

12 Jan 1924:                U/T Pilot, No 4 Flying Training School

 8 Mar 1925:                Staff, Aircraft Depot, India.

15 Oct 1925:               Pilot, No 27 Sqn

18 Sep 1926:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

18 Sep 1926:               Attended Officers Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

 1 Jan 1929:                 Supernumerary, Cambridge University Air Sqn.

 1 Jan 1929:                 Attended Course 'A', Cambridge University.

 1 Oct 1930:                 Attended London University.

17 Jul 1931:                 Employed on Special Duty at Royal Aircraft Establishment.

22 Jan 1934:                Attended RAF Staff College.

 9 Feb 1935:                 Flight Commander, No 39 Sqn

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

 7 Sep 1936:                Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn.

xx Jul 1938:                 

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

xx xxx xxxx:                 Deputy Head of Technical Department, British Air Commission, Washington.

xx Apr 1948:                Head of Planning Staff (Review of technical services), Air Ministry.

25 Oct 1948:                SASO, HQ Reserve Command.

31 Dec 1949:               AOC, No 24 (Training) Group.

15 Sep 1952:               Controller of Engineering and Equipment.

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