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Air Vice Marshal Sir John Whitford (05019)


John                             b: 17 Dec 1892                     r: 5 Mar 1949                     d: 12 Aug 1966

KBE - 1 Jan 1949 (CBE - 17 Sep1943, OBE - 3 Jun 1935), CB - 1 Jan 1945, MiD - 1 Jan 1943, MiD - 8 Jun 1944, LoM (Cdr) - 9 Oct 1945.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(CEF):- 2 Lt: xx xxx xxxx, Lt: xx xxx xxxx.

(RAF):- 2 Lt [(H) Lt]: 25 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 16 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1923, Sqn Ldr: 30 Jun 1931, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1940, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx,  Gp Capt: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Mar 1940], (T) A/Cdre: 1 Nov 1942, Act AVM: 1 Nov 1944, (T) AVM: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, AVM: 1 Oct 1946.

xx xxx xxxx:            Officer, Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force

25 Apr 1918:            Granted a Temporary Commission in the RAF as 2nd Lieutenant (Honorary Lieutenant)

16 Aug 1919:            Awarded Permanent Commission as a Lieutenant

29 Jan 1920:             Staff, No 3 Group Mobile Disposal Sqn 'B'.

 1 May 1920:            QFI, No 2 FTS.

 8 Feb 1921:             Pilot, No 47 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:              Flight Commander, No 47 Sqn.

 1 Nov 1924:            Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

24 Feb 1925:            Flight Commander, No 11 Sqn.

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 4 Feb 1929:            Adjutant/Instructor, No 602 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn AuxAF.

 3 Oct 1931:            Officer Commanding, No 24 Sqn.

 1 Dec 1935:            Staff, Superintendent of RAF Reserve.

 7 Nov 1938?:          Inspector of RAFVR Flying Training, HQ No 26 (Training) Group.

1 Feb 1939:             Air Staff, HQ Reserve Command.  

xx xxx xxxx:             SASO, HQ Reserve Command.

27 May 1940:          Group Captain - ?, HQ Flying Training Command.  

 9 Dec 1942:            AOA, AHQ Western Desert

10 Jul 1943:             AOA, Desert Air Force.

 1 Nov 1944:           AOC, Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force.  

 1 Aug 1945:            AOC, Mediterranean Coastal Air Force.

 1 Oct 1945:            AOC, AHQ Italy?

 4 Dec 1945:            AOA, HQ Maintenance Command.

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