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Air Commodore F E Vernon (17100)


F E Vernon - 1918Frederick Edward                b: 17 Nov 1899                   r: 14 Mar 1950                        d: 15 Jul 1963

CB 13 Jun 1946, OBE 1 Jan 1941, MiD 1 Jan 1945, MA, DIC.

(RAF): - (T) 2Lt: 9 Aug 1918, Fg Off: 7 Dec 1922, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1927, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1936, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1939, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1941, A/Cdre: 4 Aug 1943?, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1943, Gp Capt (WS): 4 Feb 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1944, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947.

 9 Aug 1918:                Appointed to a Commission in the Aeroplane and Seaplane Branch.

15 Apr 1919:               Transferred to the Unemployed List.

 7 Dec 1922:                Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Refresher flying training?

 4 Jun 1923:                 Pilot, RAF Base Gosport

1 Feb 1924:                 Pilot, No 460 Flt.

 3 Jun 1925:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

 6 Aug 1925:                Attended Officers Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

12 Oct 1926:                Attended Cambridge University.

 2 Oct 1928:                 Attended London University

 6 Aug 1929:                Engineering Officer, Home Aircraft Depot.

12 Nov 1932:               Flight Commander, No 812 Sqn.

14 Feb 1936:               Personnel Staff Officer, HQ RAF Mediterranean.

 5 Oct 1936:                 Air Staff, Directorate of Operations and Intelligence.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Air Staff, Deputy Directorate of Operational Requirements

 6 Mar 1939:                Engineer Staff Officer, HQ No 41 Group

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

 6 Aug 1943:                Engineer Staff Officer, HQ RAF Middle East.

10 Jun 1944:                AOC, No 206 (Maintenance) Group

 1 Jun 1946:                 SASO, HQ Technical Training Command.

14 Oct 1948:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ British Air Forces of Occupation

He gained  RAeC Certificate No 7505 on 31 July 1918.

On 11 December 1923 he was flying Dart, N9548 of No 461 Flt when his starboard wing hit a crane whilst he was avoiding a hanger, during a landing in fog at Gosport.  He died in Launceston Hospital, Cornwall.

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