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Air Commodore J E R Sowman (21064)


John Edward Rudkin

b:  8 May 1902                                      r: 30 Dec 1959                                        d: 32 May 1979

CB 13 Jun 1959, CBE xx xxx xxxx, DL (Bedfordshire) 17 Jul 1973.

(RAF): - Plt Off:  9 Oct 1926, Fg Off: 9 Oct 1927, Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 11 Mar 1940, Act Gp Capt: 6 May 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 6 Nov 1942, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1943, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1952.

 9 Oct 1926:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Stores Branch

xx xxxx xxxx:                U/T Stores Officer

 1 May 1927:               Stores Officer, Home Aircraft Depot

 8 Oct 1929:                Stores Officer, No 70 Sqn.

26 Apr 1931:               Stores Officer No 33 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                

12 Dec 1934:               Stores Officer, No 47 Sqn.

18 Jan 1937:                Attended RAF Staff College

 1 Jan 1938:                 Supernumerary, No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

 1 Jan 1938:                 Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (2)

xx xxx 1938:                Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (Aircraft)

xx xxx 1940:                Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (4)

 1 Jan 1942:                 Deputy Director, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (13)

25 Aug 1943:               Equipment Staff Officer, HQ Mediterranean Air Command.

 1 Jan 1944:                 Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

xx xxx xxxx:                 Maintenance Staff Officer, Rear HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces.

 4 Sep 1953:                SASO, No 40 Group

 2 Jan 1956:                 SASO I, HQ No 40 Group.

20 Aug 1956:               Director of MT and Marine Craft.

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