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Air Commodore J F Titmas (09045)


John Francis                 b: 20 Aug 1898                          r: 7 Jun 1954                                   d: Apr-Jun 1973

CBE 1 Jan 1946, MiD 1 Jan 1946

(Army): - 2 Lt: 13 Sep 1917.

(RAF): - Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Obs Off: 1 Aug 1919, Fg Off: 14 Jul 1920, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1925, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1935, Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1938, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1941, Act A/Cdre: 8 Jan 1945, Gp Capt (WS): 8 Jul 1945, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Cadet, RFC

 3 Sep 1917:                Appointed to a Commission on the General List (RFC)

xx xxx xxxx:                  Observer, RFC

13 Nov 1918:               Transferred to Administrative Branch

20 Mar 1919:               Lieutenant (Grade B) from Lieutenant (Admin)

xx xxx xxxx:                  U/T Pilot, ?

14 Jul 1920:                

15 Mar 1921:               Attended Instructors Course, CFS.

16 Jun 1921:                Instructor, No 2 FTS

22 Sep 1923:               School of Photography whilst attended Engineering Course at RAE .

 1 Sep 1924:                Staff, No 4 Stores Depot.

 1 Jun 1927:                 Staff, HQ Fighting Area.

 7 Mar 1929:                Engineering Officer, No 205 Sqn.

14 Oct 1930:                Engineering Officer, RAF Base, Singapore

11 Apr 1932:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

 8 Aug 23 Oct 1932:             Placed on the half pay list Scale A.

26 Oct 5 Nov 1932:              Placed on the half pay list Scale A.

14 Mar 1933:               Flight Commander, Advanced Training Sqn, No 2 FTS.

 1 Sep 1933:                Pilot, No 7 Sqn.

21 Jan 1936:                Attended RAF Staff College.

 2 Jan 1937:                 Engineering Staff Officer, HQ Coastal Command.

 8 Mar 1939:                Senior Engineer Officer, HQ British Forces in Iraq/AHQ Iraq

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

 

 8 Jan 1945:                 Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

 

 2 Apr 1951:                Director of Aeronautical Inspection.

He died in the Bromley area.

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