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Air Commodore J M D Ker (05219)


John Malcolm Douglas            b: 13 May 1911                    r: 8 Feb 1960                     d: 19 Jul 1986

CBE – 9 Jun 1955, MiD - 14 Jan 1944, LeoP (O) – 27 Jun 1947, CdeG (P) (B) – 27 Jun 1947, BA.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(RAFO): Plt Off (P): 12 Aug 1930, Plt Off: 12 Aug 1931, Fg Off: 12 Feb 1932

(RAF): Plt Off: 19 Sep 1932 [19 Sep 1931], Fg Off: 19 Mar 1933, Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1941, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1944, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1949, Act A/Cdre: 11 May 1956?, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1956.

12 Aug 1930:            Appointed to a Commission in the RAFO, Class AA2

19 Sep 1932:            Relinquished his RAFO Commission on appointment to a Permanent Commission.

19 Sep 1932:            Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Pilot Officer.

 9 Jan 1933:              Supernumerary - non effective (sick), RAF Depot.

13 May 1933:           Pilot, No 26 Sqn.

23 Sep 1935:            Aircraft Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

 5 Oct 1937:              Engineering Officer, Aircraft Depot, India.

 1 May 1939:             Air Staff, HQ Air Forces in India

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 5 Jul 1940:                Air Staff, HQ Air Forces in India.

28 Oct 1942:             Air Staff, HQ Coastal Command

22 Sep 1943:            Officer Commanding, No 58 Sqn. (Halifax II)

24 Apr 1944:            Air Staff, HQ Coastal Command

 

28 Jul 1947:              Deputy Director of Intelligence (3).

25 Oct 1949:            Air Attaché, The Hague.

 

29 Sep 1952:            SASO, HQ No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group.

11 May 1956:            Director of Organisation (Establishments).

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