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David John b: xx xxx 1908/9 d: 1 Apr 1945
(backdated to 31 Mar 1945),
AFC - 1 Jul 1941.
Off: 17 Dec
1927, Fg Off: 17 Jun 1929, Flt Lt: 1
Apr 1933, Sqn Ldr:
1 Oct 1937,
(T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1
Wg Cdr (WS):
14 Feb 1943,
1 Dec 1943, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx.
Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.
Dec 1927: Pilot, No 17 Sqn.
Attended School of Naval Co-operation.
Aug 1929: Pilot, No 405 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.
Jun 1931: Pilot,
RAF High Speed Flight.
5 Oct 1931: Instructor, RAF Training Base, Leuchars.
xx xxx xxxx - 16 Apr 1932: Attended Instructors' Course, CFS (graded A2)
QFI, Central Flying School.
xx xxx 1935: Re-categoried as a Flying Instructor from A2 to A1.
Navigation Instructor, No 10 FTS. (Tern Hill)
Air Staff, HQ RAF India.
Mar 1938: Group Navigation Officer, HQ No 4 (Bomber) Group.
xx xxx 1939: Staff, A & AEE
Nov 1941: Staff, Directorate of Operational Requirements.
1 Jul 1944: AOC, No 106 (Photo Reconnaissance) Group
represented the RAF College at Athletics and Rugby and attained the rank of
U/Off. He was the younger brother of
H R D Waghorn, who won the Schneider Trophy in 1929 and was to become a member of the
RAF High Speed Flight team two years later, setting a new World Air Speed record in ? of ?. He
was killed on active service whist flying
Spitfire XIX, PS831 (nominally of No 541
Sqn) at Boscombe Down.
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