Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
Joseph b: 25 Oct 1904 r: 29 Dec 1958 d: 22 Apr 1986
– 13 Jun 1957, OBE – 2 Jan 1950, DFC- 23 Dec 1940.
Off (P): 25
May 1928, Plt Off: 25 May 1929,
Fg Off: 25 Nov 1929, Flt Lt: 1
Apr 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1937, (T)
1 Sep 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1942, Wg
Cdr: 1 Dec 1943, Gp Capt: 1 Oct
1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1952, AVM:
1 Jan 1955.
Photo - courtesy Patricia Banks (AVM Cox's daughter)
25 May 1928: Appointed to a Short Service Commission.
25 May 1928: Initial Officer Training, RAF Depot
U/T Pilot, No 4 FTS.
Pilot, No 8 Sqn.
Supernumerary, RAF Depot.
xx Jan 1931: Attended Instructors' Course, Central Flying School
QFI, No 2 FTS. (He was detached from Digby to Netheravon in the Summers
1931 and 1932 to work with Cambridge University Air Sqn)
(He was detached from Digby to Netheravon in the Summers of 1931 and
1932 to work with Cambridge University Air Sqn)
QFI, Station Flight, Duxford.
Mar 1934: QFI, Central Flying School.
Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.
24 Oct 1936: Pilot, No 70 Sqn.
1 Dec 1937: Flight Commander, 'A' Flight, No 70 Sqn
xx Mar 1938: Senior Personnel Staff Officer, HQ British Forces in Iraq
Jan 1939: Examiner's Pool/Refresher Sqn, Central Flying School.
Officer Commanding, No 15 Sqn.
xx Jan 1941: CFI, No 33 SFTS (Carberry, Canada).
7 Mar 1942: Officer Commanding, No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School (Picton, Canada)
xx Jul 1943: En-route to UK
28 Sep 1943: Officer Commanding, No 12 (P) AFU/RAF Spitalgate.
9-11 Aug 1944: Attended Intelligence Course, RAF Highgate
11-16 Sep 1944: Attended University Course, Balliol College, Oxford
15-29 Nov 1944: Attended No 6 Control Commission (Air) Course, Regents Park
8 Feb 1945: Officer Commanding, No 12 (P) AFU/RAF Hixon
Apr 1945: Officer Commanding, No 8302 Air Disarmament Wing (Germany).
Sep 1946: Officer Commanding, RAF Fuhlsbuttel.
Apr 1948: Senior Personnel Staff Officer, HQ Maintenance Command.
Jan 1951: Officer Commanding, RAF Finningley.
May 1952: AOC, AHQ Ceylon.
Sep 1955: SASO, HQ Flying Training Command.
|Pilot Officer Joseph Cox before qualifying as a pilot||Joseph Cox at No 4 FTS in Egypt, 1928|
|Joseph Cox - 1929, shortly after qualifying as a pilot and joining No 8 Squadron||Joseph Cox shortly after being promoted to Squadron Leader|
|Joseph Cox in his flying kit with Flying Officer Douglas Bader behind him and Flt Lt Peter Salter behind him, the other officer in flying kit is Sqn Ldr H A Constantine (later ACM Sir Hugh)|
|A List of aircraft
flown by Joseph Cox during his RAF career
All photos courtesy - Patricia Banks (AVM Cox's daughter)
Joseph Cox spent much of his career in the training
field. Whilst at CFS in the 1930's, he was tasked with carrying out
a series of trials into Centre of Gravity problems experienced with the Bristol
Bombay. Following some fairly
'hairy' flights he was able to pinpoint the problems resulting in the Air
Ministry issuing instructions that transport pilots should prepare detailed
loading sheets before each flight. In
1939/40, he was one of two instructors responsible for the refresher training of
Douglas Bader when he was accepted back into the RAF.
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