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Air Commodore J Mutch (26061)


John                 b: 13 Mar 1907                              r: 1 Oct 1958                                   d: xx xxx 1996+

CB 1 Jan 1946, CBE 1 Jan 1949, MIMechE,

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 11 Mar 1927 [11 Dec 1926], Fg Off: 11 Sep 1928 [11 Jun 1928], Flt Lt: 28 Jan 1935, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1944, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1956.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Aircraft Apprentice, 8th Entry, RAF Cranwell.

xx xxx 1926:                 Flight Cadet, A Sqn, RAF College, Cranwell

xx xxx 1928:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission

28 Jul 1928:                 Pilot, No 41 Sqn

18 Dec 1929:               Instructor, RAF College, Cranwell.

11 May 1931:              Instructor, Central Flying School

24 May 1932:              Seniority as Flying Officer reduced to 28 Jan 1931

 4 Aug 1932:                Attended Officers Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

xx xxx 1934:                 Supernumerary?,

10 Oct 1934:                Engineering Officer, Aircraft Depot, Iraq.

xx xxx 1934:                 Supernumerary?,

 8 Mar 1937:                Staff, RAF College, Cranwell.

24 Jan 1938:                Attended RAF Staff College.

 4 Oct 1938:                 Staff, HQ RAF Cranwell.

 6 Feb 1939:                Supernumerary, No 21 (Training) Group.

20 Mar 1939:               Engineering Officer, No 13 Flying Training School

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

xx xxx 1941:                OC, Maintenance Wing, No 4 Service Flying Training School

29 Jul 1941:                 OC, Maintenance Wing, No 24 Air School

30 Jul 1941:                 Attached to No 23 Air School

 5 Aug 1941:                OC, Maintenance Wing, No 24 Air School

 1 Dec 1941:                OC, Maintenance Sqn, No 22 Air School

 

xx Feb 1951:                AOC, RAF St Athan/No 4 School of Technical Training.

9 Mar 1953:                 Director of Technical Training.

At Cranwell he attained the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal and represented the college at Athletics and Soccer.

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