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Richard Francis b: xx xxx xxxx r: 28 Apr 1947 d: xx xxx xxxx
? - xx xxx xxxx,
(RNVR): - (T) Sub-Lt: 21 May 1916, (T) Lt: 30 Jun 1917,
(RAF): - Lt [(T) Capt]: 1 Apr 1918, Flt Lt: 4 Aug 1919, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1932, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1938, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1940, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx 1944, A/Cdre: Retained.
21 May 1916: Granted a commission in the RNVR in the rank of Temp Sub-Lt.
xx xxx xxxx: Technical Officer, RNAS
29 Nov 1918: Technical Officer, No 1 Stores Depot
12 Sep 1919: Granted a Short Service Commission in the rank of Flt Lt (Technical Branch)
27 Aug 1923: Transferred to Stores Branch.
8 Oct 1923: Staff Officer, Directorate of Equipment
24 Mar 1926: Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flt Lt (Stores Branch)
2 Dec 1927: Stores Officer, Aircraft Depot - Iraq.
22 Sep 1929: Stores Officer, No 5 Flying Training School
31 Oct 1932: Stores Officer, No 1 Stores Depot
29 Mar 1938: Equipment Officer, HQ Training Command
17 Mar 1941: Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ British Forces in Iraq
19 Mar 1942: Deputy Director of Equipment (3), Air Ministry
xx Sep 1944: Director of Equipment (B).
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