Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
b: 15 Aug 1905
r: 13 Mar 1961
d: 19 Jan 1987
- 13 Jun 1957 (CB - 1 Jan 1954), CBE - 17 Sep 1943, DFC - 30 Jul 1940,
AFC 1 Jan 1942, MiD
14 Jun 1945, BA (Pembroke
LoH, Cdr - xx May 1949, C de G (P) - xx xxx 194?.
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Sep 1925, Fg
Off: 18 Jun 1927, Flt Lt: 30 Jun
1931, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1937, (T)
Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940,
Act Gp Capt:
xx Oct 1941,
(T) Gp Capt: 1
20 Nov 1942
[1 Oct 1942], Act A/Cdre: 6 Jul 1944?,
Gp Capt (WS): 6 Jan 1945, Gp Capt: 1
Oct 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1950, Act
AVM: 1 Mar 1952, AVM: 1 Jan 1953, Act AM: 1 Jun 1957, AM:
1 Jul 1958.
U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS
U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS
22 Aug 1927: Pilot, No 1 Sqn.
Dec 1928: Flying
Instructor, Station Flight, RAF Duxford.
QFI, No 2 FTS.
Mar 1930: QFI, No 4 FTS.
Flight Commander, No 208 Sqn.
3 Oct - 5 Dec 1933: Placed on half pay list, scale B.
11 Mar 1935: Posted to Home Establishment
Test pilot, Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment.
May 1937: Officer Commanding, No 213 Sqn.
9 Jun 1940: Officer Commanding, No 6 OTU
Officer Commanding, No 6 OTU
1 Nov 1940: Officer Commanding, No 56 OTU.
14-16 Apr 1941: Attached to No 29 Sqn
xx xxx 1941: Officer Commanding, No 60 OTU.
21 Sep 1941: Officer Commanding, No 58 OTU.
30 Jan 1942: Officer Commanding, Exeter Sector.
Nov 1942: Officer Commanding, No 323 (Fighter) Wing/RAF
Maison Blanche/Sector Commander - Algiers.
Jun 1943: Group
Captain - ?, HQ North-West African Coastal Air Force.
xxx 1943: AOC, No 210 Group - Algiers.
8 May 1945: Deputy Director of Operations, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces.
Jan 1950: Attended Imperial Defence College.
Jan 1951: Director of Plans.
1 Jul 1951 - 6 Feb 1952: Appointed ADC to The King
10 Jun 1952: Appointed ADC to The Queen (effective from 6 Feb 1952)
Mar 1952: SASO, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force
xxx 1955: Commandant, School of Land/Air Warfare.
Jun 1957: C in C, 2nd TAF
Jan 1959: C in C, RAF Germany/Commander, 2nd ATAF
gained a BA degree at Pembroke College, Cambridge, John Edwardes-Jones entered
the RAF in 1925/26?. Whilst based
at A & AEE at Martlesham Heath, he was involved in the early test flying of
the Spitfire. In 1984 he
was the President of the Naval 8/208 Sqn Association.
Citation for the award of Distinguished Flying Cross
"EDWARDES-JONES, John Humphrey, W/C (05132, Royal Air Force) - No.213 Squadron
This officer has commanded No.213 Squadron from 3 May 1937 until 9 June 1940. He is, himself, an outstanding pilot, and the high efficiency of his Squadron has been due to his example and leadership. Earlier on he took part in many of the sea patrols over convoys, and has consistently led his Squadron in night operations. During the period of his command the Squadron has brought down 23 confirmed and 14 unconfirmed enemy aircraft, and I attribute the excellent results produced as being due to the manner in which he trained the Squadron in peace, and led it in war. I might add that he continued to lead the Squadron after being promoted to Wing Commander, and when his relief actually arrived."
(Source - website of Dix-Noonan-Webb (medal dealers)
Announcement for the award of the Air Force Cross
"EDWARDES-JONES, John Humphrey, W/C, DFC (05132, Royal Air Force) - No.60 Operational Training Unit.
Since December 1940, Wing Commander Edwardes-Jones has performed invaluable service at Nos 56 and 60 Operational Training Units in the capacity of wing commander in charge of flying. He has always set a very high standard in flying training and has insisted on others following his example. Wing Commander Edwardes-Jones is an exceptionally capable pilot both by day and night."
(Source - London Gazette: 1 January 1942)
Announcement for the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire
"EDWARDES-JONES, John Humphrey, G/C, DFC, AFC (05132, Royal Air Force)
In recognition of distinguished services rendered in the Mediterranean Air Command during the period 1 February to 12 May 1943."
(Source - London Gazette: 17 September 1943)
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