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Air Vice-Marshal R B Mansell


R B Mansell - 1915Reginald Baynes             b: 22 May 1896                                                        d:  2 Jan 1945

CB - 8 Jun 1944, CBE 11 Jun 1942 (OBE - 3 Jun 1919), MiD - 23 Jul 1937.

(Army): - 2 Lt:  15 May 1914, Lt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Capt: 1 Nov 1916, Capt: 22 Jun 1917 [1 Jun 1916].

(RAF): - Capt: 1 Apr 1918, Act Maj: xx Jul 1918, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1926, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1934, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1938, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1940, A/Cdre: 9 Mar 1942, Act AVM: 19 Mar 1943. (T) AVM: 1 Jun 1943.

xx xxx xxxx:         Cadet (Cadet Lance Corporal), Bristol Grammar School OTC.

15 May 1914:        Officer, 4th (City of Bristol) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment

 3 Feb 1916:           Flying Officer, RFC.

xx xxx 1916:           Pilot, No 70 Sqn RFC. (Sopwith 11 Strutter Western Front)

 1 Nov 1916,          Flight Commander, No 70? Sqn RFC.

 1 Aug 1919:           Awarded Permanent Commission as a Captain

23 Mar 1920:          Attended Flying Instructor School.

1920                       Staff, Flying Instructor's School.

27 Jun 1920:           QFI/Staff, No 1 FTS.

24 Jul 1920- 24 Jan 1921:    Placed on half pay list, Scale B

 8 Feb 1921:           Supernumerary, HQ RAF Middle East.

 9 May 1921:          QFI, No 4 FTS.

 8 May 1922:          Flight Commander, No 47 Sqn. (DH9, DH9A Egypt/Sudan))

 1 Nov 1924:          Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

20 Feb 1925:          Flight Commander, No 12 Sqn. (Fawn, Fox - Andover)

 3 Aug 1926:           Officer Commanding, No 32 Sqn. (Grebe, Gamecock, Siskin - Kenley)

19 Dec 1929:          Attached to Royal Aircraft Establishment.

 1 Feb 1935:           Officer Commanding, RAF Tangmere.

 7 Sep 1935:           Officer Commanding, RAF Ramlah.

 3 Jan 1938:             Supernumerary, HQ No 6 (Auxiliary) Group.

24 Oct 1938:           Chief Overseer, Air Ministry.

 5 May 1940:           Director of Operational Requirements.

xx xxx 1942:            Commandant, A. & A.E.E.

xx xxx 1943:            Controller of Technical Services, RAF Delegation, Washington.

He died of a heart attack in Washington.

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