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Air Commodore F A Skoulding (10146)


Francis Arthur

b: 14 Nov 1895                                      r: 19 Jun 1949                                             d: 16 May 1974

CBE 13 Jun 1946

(Army): - A/M: xx xxx xxxx, Cpl: xx xxx xxxx, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) 2Lt (P): 27 Mar 1918.

(RAF): - 2Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Act Lt: 4 Oct 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1927, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1935, Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1938, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1941, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Oct 1946.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Flight Mechanic?, RFC

27 Mar 1918:               Appointed to a Commission in the RFC. (Admin)

 4 Oct 1918:                 Lieutenant Grade B

xx xxx 1919:                 Stores Officer, Z Unit

21 Jan 1921:                 Stores Officer, No 8 Sqn

19 Dec 1922:                Stores Officer, No 31 Sqn

23 Apr 1924:                Stores Officer, RAF (Cadet) College, Cranwell.

31 Jan 1927:                 Stores Officer, Directorate of Equipment  

19 Jan 1931:                 Attended RAF Staff College

 5 Jan 1932:                  Stores Staff Officer, HQ RAF India.

 1 Mar 1935:                Stores Officer, Aircraft Park - India

 8 Jan 1938:                  Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (Supply)/(4)

xx xxx 1940:                 Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (8)

17 Sep 1943:                Staff Officer, Equipment (Plans), Directorate of Equipment (D)

 9 Oct 1946:                  Director of Equipment (A)

He was a member of Z Unit in Somaliland in 1920.

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