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Air Commodore C J R Turner (86448)


Christopher John Radcliffe

b: 20 Jul 1892                                             r: 2 Jun 1945                                               d: 20 Apr 1981

(Indian Army): - 2 Lt: 20 Jan 1912, Lt: 20 Apr 1914, Capt*: 20  Jan 1916, Capt: 1 Sep 1916, Act Maj: 7 Nov 1917, Maj: 20 Jan 1929, Lt Col: 1 May 1936, Brig (L): 30 Jan - 19 Jul 1937.

(RAFVR): - Wg Cdr: 5 Apr 1939,

(RAFO (ASD)): - Wg Cdr: 10 Oct 1940 [5 Apr 1939], Act A/Cdre: 29 May 1942, Gp Capt (WS): 29 Nov 1942, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx xxxx:               Gentleman Cadet, RMC Sandhurst

20 Jan 1912:               Appointed to a Commission pending an appointment with the Indian Army.

24 Mar 1913:              Officer, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs

 7 Nov 1917:               Officer Commanding, Divisional Signal Company.

xx xxx xxxx:               Officer, 2/11th  Sikh Regiment.

26 Mar 1927:              GSO, 2nd Grade, Southern Command, Indian Army

26 Mar 1931:                         

xx xxx xxxx:               Officer, 5/11th  Sikh Regiment.

30 Jan 1937:               Officer Commanding, 11th (Ahmednagar) Infantry. Brigade.

 5 Apr 1939:                Appointed to a Commission in Class CC of the RAFO in the rank of Wing Commander.

 5 Apr 1939:                Wing Commander Organisation, HQ Balloon Command

10 Oct 1940:                Appointed to a Commission in the Administrative and Special Duties Branch, RAFO.

15 Dec 1941:               Officer Commanding, No 32 Group

12 May 1942:              Transferred to the Balloon Branch.

29 May 1942:              AOC, No 32 Group

20 Jul 1947:                Ceased to belong to the Indian Regular Reserve of Officers.

He died in the Surrey North Western area.

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