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  Air Commodore R J Legg (22166)


Richard James              b: 14 May 1903            r: 4 Nov 1953                    d: 6 Feb 1960

MiD - 1 Jan 1943, LoM (O) - 19 Aug 1947.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

Plt Off (P): 13 Mar 1926, Plt Off: 13 Sep 1926, Fg Off: 13 Sep 1927, Flt Lt: 13 Jun 1931, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 1 Jul 1942, Wg Cdr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Oct 1941], Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, Act A/Cdre: 1 Feb 1949, Gp Capt: 13 Nov 1952, A/Cdre: Retained.

13 Mar 1926:            U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS.

21 Mar 1927:            Pilot, No 4 Sqn.

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20 Dec 1927:            QFI, RAF College.

19 May 1930:           Assistant Adjutant/QFI, No 604 (County of Middlesex) Sqn AuxAF.

 9 Sep 1931:             Adjutant/QFI, No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn AuxAF.

26 Feb 1934:            Flight Commander, No 30 Sqn.

 2 May 1936:            Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

18 Apr 1937:            CFI, No 8 FTS.

29 Aug 1939:           Assistant Air Attaché, Athens

xx xxx 1940?:           Assistant Air Attaché, Ankara. (moved Dec 39-Apr 40)

xx xxx 1943:             Officer Commanding, RAF Wittering

xx May 1944:           Officer Commanding RAF Northolt.

25 Jul 1945:              Air Attaché, Washington.

xx xxx 1947:             Deputy Director of Policy (Air Staff).

 1 Dec 1949:            Air Attaché, Ankara.

13 Nov 1952:          Head of RAF , UK Services Liaison Staff, South Africa.

Died after a road accident near Pretoria.

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