Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
b: 21 Apr 1915
r: 21 Apr 1970
d: 4 Jun 1993
- 1 Jan 1960, AFC - 1 Jan 1948.
Jul 1935, Fg Off: 27 Jan 1937,
Act Flt Lt: 17 Nov 1938, Flt Lt:
27 Jan 1939, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Sep
1940, Act Wg Cdr: xx xxx xxxx,
(T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1941, Sqn Ldr:
14 Apr 1942 [1 Sep 1940], Wg Cdr: 1
Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1955, Act
11 Jun 1959, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1960,
AVM: 19 Oct 1964,
AVM: 1 Jan 1965.
Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.
Pilot, No 29 Sqn. (Demon)
QFI, No 3 FTS.
xx xxx xxxx: Armament Officer, No 4 Bombing and Gunnery School
5 Oct 1940: Armament Officer, No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School
16 Feb 1942: Officer Commanding, 'B' (Flying) Sqn, No 1 Air Armament School
27 Jun 1942 ?
- 45 ?
xx xxx 1945: Attached, No 33 PDC
28 Oct 1945: Wing Commander - Flying, No 137 Wing
Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn.
15 May 1946: Officer Commanding, No 4 Sqn
28 Aug 1947: Wing Commander - Flying, No 140 Wing
xx xxx 1947: Chief Armament Instructor, Central Fighter Establishment
Attended RAF Staff College.
Attended RAPC Finance Course.
30 Apr 1955:
AOA, HQ No 83 Group.
SASO, HQ RAF Germany.
- 63 ?
Director of Flying Training.
AOC, No 25 (Training) Group.
SASO, HQ Fighter Command.
AOC, No 11 Group.
He represented the RAF College at Shooting, Cricket,
Squash and attained the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.
He later became an Armament Specialist.
Recommendation for the award of the Air Force Cross
"JONES, Richard Ian, W/C (33167) - No.4 Squadron, British Air Forces of Occupation
Wing Commander Jones has been Officer Commanding No.4 Squadron since May 1946. He is an extremely enthusiastic pilot, who has, by his personal example, raised the level of flying ability in his squadron above the level in the Wing. All his pilots are instrument rated. On numerous occasions, Wing Commander Jones has led various formations of No.4 Squadron aircraft in flying demonstrations for many of the Army units in B.A.O.R. [British Army of the Rhine] The squadron standard of formation flying is of a very high order and the gunnery and bombing exhibitions have been most praiseworthy. On two occasions, Wing Commander Jones has taken his squadron to the Armament Practice camp at Sylt and, largely by personal example, has secured for the squadron all air firing and bombing records. No.4 Squadron holds, largely as a result of this officer’s efforts, the Royal Air Force Armament Practice Camp records for air to sea, air to ground, shallow dive and low level bombing practices."
(Source - Air 2/9816 Recommended when he had flown 1,921 hours, 272 on current duties, 102 in past six months)
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