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Air Commodore F J A Tanner (83153)


Francis John Alexander

b: 29 Dec 1907                                              r: 1 Dec 1958                                              d: xx Oct 1985

MiD 1 Jan 1943,

(RAFVR): - Plt Off (P): 2 Aug 1940, Fg Off (WS): 1 May 1941, Fg Off: 2 Aug 1941, (T) Flt Lt: 1 Sep 1942, Act Sqn Ldr: 1 May 1943, Flt Lt (WS): 1 Nov 1943, Act Wg Cdr: 18 Aug 1944, Sqn Ldr (WS): 18 Feb 1945

(RAF): - Sqn Ldr: 9 May 1946 [1 Sep 1945], Act Gp Capt: 9 May 1946, Wg Cdr (WS): 9 Nov 1946, Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1947 [1 Jul 1947], Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1950, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1954.

 2 Aug 1940:                Appointed to a commission in the Administrative and Special Duties Branch for the duration of hostilities.

 1 Feb 1942:                Transferred to the RAF Regiment.

xx xxx xxxx:                 RAF Regiment Staff Officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force

 8 Mar 1944:                RAF Regiment Staff Officer, HQ Middle East Command

11 Nov 1944:               RAF Regiment Staff Officer, HQ Desert Air Force.

21 Jan 1946:                SASO, AHQ Levant

 9 May 1946:               Appointed to an Extended Service Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader.

 1 Jul 1946:                  Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the RAF Regiment in the rank of Squadron Leader.

xx xxx xxxx:                 

30 Oct 1950 6 Feb 1952:      ADC to the King.

 6 Feb 1952 - 25 Nov 1958:    ADC to the Queen.

11 Mar 1953:               Director of Ground Defence

 7 Jan 1956:                  Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force.

He died in the Surrey South Eastern area.

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