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John Joseph b: 26 Oct 1906 r: 21Aug 1961 d: 10 Oct 2002
OBE – 9 Jun 1949, M I Mech E.
(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 10 Oct 1930, Plt Off: 10 Oct 1931, Fg Off: 10 Apr 1932, Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1941, Act Gp Capt: 1 Apr 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 1 Oct 1942, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1949, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1958.
10 Oct 1930: Appointed a Short Service Commission.
7 Jul 1936: Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.
24 Apr 1940: Transferred to the Technical Branch.
26 Jan 1949: Group Captain - Training, HQ Technical Training Command
xx Aug 1954: Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ No 2 Group.
29 Apr 1957: Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Maintenance Command
He was awarded his OBE for his services during the Berlin Airlift.
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