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Air Commodore J L Kirby (07195)


John Lawrence            b: 25 Jul 1899                       r: 4 Mar 1946                     d: 20 Feb 1980

CB - 1 Jan 1946  CBE - 2 Jun 1943, JP (Grimsby) - 1951, DL (Lincolnshire) - 9 May 1952.

(Army):- (T) 2 Lt (P): 29 Dec 1917, (T) 2 Lt: 25 Jan 1918

(RAF):- 2 Lt (P): 1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 12 Dec 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1926, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1935, Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1938, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1941,A/Cdre: 24 Mar 1943, Gp Capt (WS): 24 Sep 1943, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Oct 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1944, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx xxxx:           3rd Class Air Mechanic, RFC.

29 Dec 1917:         Flying Officer, RFC.

12 Dec 1919:          Awarded Short Service Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (Aeroplane).

23 Mar 1920:         Pilot, No 20 Sqn.

 1 Mar 1921:          Staff/Supernumerary?, RAF Depot.

13 Oct 1921:          Staff, Flying Wing, RAF College.

23 Nov 1923:         Pilot, No 55 Sqn.

 1 Jun 1926:            Appointed to Permanent Commission in the RAF in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

 2 Jan 1927:            Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

 6 Jul 1927:             Pilot, No 9 Sqn.

 5 Jan 1930:            Staff, RAF Hendon.

 4 Mar 1932:           Pilot, No 70 Sqn.

 3 Jan 1933 :            Air Staff, HQ Iraq Command.

10 Mar 1934:           Pilot/Flight Commander, No 99 Sqn.

19 Sep 1935:           Personnel Staff, HQ RAF Mediterranean.

27 Sep 1936:           Flight Commander, No 215 Sqn.

20 Sep 1938:           Senior Personnel Staff Officer, HQ No 4 (Bomber) Group.

 xx Oct 1940:           Officer Commanding, RAF Waddington.

24 Mar 1943:           Base Commander, No 53 Base?

 1 Oct 1944:             SASO, HQ No 7 (Training) Group.

Retired at his own request.

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