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Air Commodore J A G Jackson (122763)

John Arthur George                  b:  25 Jun 1922                        r:  25 Dec 1972                    d: xx Nov 2000

CBE 10 Jun 1967, DFC 11 Aug 1944, AFC 1 Jan 1952, MiD -1 Jan 1946, MBIM.

(RAFVR): - Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off (Emer): 1 May 1942, Fg Off (WS): 1 Nov 1942, Flt Lt (WS):  1 May 1944, Act Sqn Ldr: xx Feb 1945, Flt Lt: 1 Nov 1945,

(RAF): - Fg Off: 2 Apr 1946 [1 Sep 1945], Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1946, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jan 1951, Wg Cdr:  1 Jan 1957, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1962, A/Cdre:  1 Jan 1968:

xx xxx xxxx:       NCO Pilot, RAFVR (1181410)

xx xxx xxxx:       Flight Commander, No 66 Sqn.

12 Feb 1945:     Officer Commanding, No 122 Sqn. (Mustang III/IV)

23 Jan 1946:       Air Staff Officer, HQ RAF Mediterranean & Middle East.

2 Apr 1946:        Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (retaining rank current at the time) [wef 1 Sep 1945]

23 Feb 1953:   PSO to C in C, 2nd Tactical Air Force.

xx Sep 1954:    Officer Commanding, No 26 Sqn. (Sabre F1/Hunter F4)

15 Jul 1956:      Staff Officer, Directorate of Air Defence


25 Oct 1960:    Officer Commanding, No 44 Sqn. (Vulcan B1/1A)

 8 Aug 1962:    Group Captain - Air, HQ Bomber Command.

30 Nov 1964:   Officer Commanding, RAF Finningley

10 Oct 1968:    Commandant, RAF Staff College, Andover.

13 Apr 1970:   Director of Personal Services.

Citation for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross

"JACKSON, John Arthur George, A/F/L (122763, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.66 Squadron.

Flight Lieutenant Jackson has been engaged in operational flying since April 1942.  From August 1943 he has been in command of a flight, proving himself to be a capable and fearless leader. Under his leadership his flight has destroyed at least six enemy aircraft, he himself being responsible for the destruction of one."

(Source - Air 2/9633 drafted when he had flown 177 sorties (260 operational hours) as a pilot; he held the appointment of Flight Commander)


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