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John Clifford b: 27 Apr 1911 r: 29 Sep 1966 d: xx Jun 2003
CB – 8 Jun 1963, CBE – 1 Jan 1959, M I Mech E, AFRAeS.
(RAF): - Plt Off: 17 Dec 1932, Fg Off: 17 Jun 1934, Flt Lt: 1 Oct 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1939, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1941, Act Gp Capt: 15 Aug 1945, Wg Cdr (WS): 15 Feb 1946, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Act Gp Capt: xx May 1954, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1956, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1961, AVM: 1 Jul 1964.
xx Jan 1928: Aircraft Apprentice, 17th Entry, No 1 School of Technical Training.
xx xxx 1931: Flight Cadet, ‘C’ Sqn, RAF College Cranwell.
17 Dec 1932: Appointed to a Permanent Commission.
xx xxx 1932: U/T Pilot, No ? FTS
xx xxx 1933: Pilot, No 3 Sqn
xx xxx xxxx: Supernumerary, ?
xx xxx 1933: Pilot, No 27 Sqn
xx xxx xxxx: Pilot, No 39 Sqn
26 Sep 1936: Supernumerary, RAF Depot.
29 Aug 1937: Attended RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering.
24 Apr 1940: Transferred to the Technical Branch
xx xxx 1940: Officer Commanding, RAF Cleave
xx xxx xxxx: Attended RAF Staff College.
12 Oct 1943: Engineering Staff Officer, HQ RAF Middle East/Middle east Command.
31 Aug 1945: Engineering Staff Officer, HQ RAF Mediterranean and Middle East.
xx xxx xxxx: Attended Joint Services Staff College
xx xxx 1947: Assistant Director of Research and Development.
xx xxx 1951: Director of Engineering, Royal New Zealand Air Force
xx Jan 1954: OC, Engineering Wing, RAF Shawbury.
11 Jun 1957: Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ No 3 Group.
25 Jan 1960: Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Flying Training Command
31 Jul 1961: AOC and Commandant, RAF Technical College
14 May 1963: Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Transport Command
1 Aug 1967: Air Officer Engineering, HQ Air Support Command
At Cranwell he was awarded the John Anthony Chance Memorial Prize.
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