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Air Commodore J R Rhys Jones (16175)


John Rhys                  b: 4 Feb 1904                     r: 1 Oct 1951                     d: 25 Aug 1975

MiD - 26 Jun 1931, JP (Sussex) - 1959.

Plt Off: 30 Jul 1925, Fg Off: 30 Jan 1927, Flt Lt: 5 Nov 1930, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1942, Wg Cdr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Oct 1941], Act A/Cdre: 1 May 1945?, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx 1923:           Flight Cadet, 'B' Sqn, RAF College.

30 Jul 1925:            Photographic Officer, No 4 Sqn.

13 Apr 1927:          Photographic Officer, No 2 Sqn

 9 Mar 1929:           Photographic Officer, No 20 Sqn.

 6 Oct 1932:            Flight Commander, No 5 Sqn.

 7 Mar 1933:           Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

21 Aug 1933:          Staff, RAF Northolt.

 5 Feb 1936:            Flight Commander, No 54 Sqn.

15 Mar 1937:          Officer Commanding, No 87 Sqn. (Fury II/Gladiator/Hurricane)

 

17 Feb 1944:           SASO, AHQ Malta.

 1 May 1945:           SASO, HQ Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Forces.

xx xxx 1946:            Deputy Director of Manning.

He represented the RAF College at Fencing and Rugby and attained the rank of Flt Cdt Cpl.  In 1936 he led the 56 Squadron aerobatic team of five Bulldogs equipped with smoke generators.

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