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Air Commodore J F Langer (150840)

John Francis                b:   24 Jun 1925                     r:  29 Sep 1979            d: 3 Mar 2016

CBE 1 Jan 1973, AFC 1 Jan 1959.

Plt Off (P): 6 Feb 1944, Fg Off (WS): 6 Aug 1944, Flt Lt (WS): 6 Feb 1946, Flt Lt: 6 Aug 1947, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1955, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1959, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1969, Act A/Cdre: 20 Dec 1972, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1973:

28 Sep 1942:          Attended Air Crew Reception Centre.  (1806216)

xx Nov 1942:          Attended No 13 Initial Training Wing.

xx Apr 1943:           Attended No 16 EFTS

xx xxx 1943:            Attended Aircrew Despatch Centre/Leave/en-route to USA

xx Jul 1943:             U/T Pilot, No 17 Course, No 3 British Flying Training School

 6 Feb 1944:            Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the RAFVR

xx Feb 1944:           En-route to UK

xx xxx 1944:            Attended No 7 Personnel Reception Centre

xx xxx 1944:            Attended Aircrew Officers School

xx Jul 1944:             Attached to RAF Church Lawford

xx Oct 1944:           Attended RAF Regiment Depot

xx Nov 1944:          U/T Glider Pilot, No 1 Glider Training School.

xx Nov 1944:          Attended No 1 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit.

xx Dec 1944:           Attached to No 9 Personnel Despatch Centre/Leave/en-route to the Far East

xx Dec 1944:           Pilot, No 670 Sqn

xx Feb 1945:           Attended the School for Jungle Self-Preservation Training.

xx xxx 1945:            Attended Indian Army Officers Training School

xx xxx 1945:            Adjutant, Air Booking Centre, Bombay

xx Jun 1946:            En-route to UK

22 Aug 1946:           Appointed to an Extended Service Commission in the RAF (4 years on the Active List)

xx xxx 1946:            Attended No 2 Refresher Flying Course, No 1 EFTS

xx xxx 1947:            Attended 'Introduction to Jet-Engines' Course

xx xxx 1947:            Attended FTC Ground Instructors' Course

xx May 1947:          Assistant Adjutant, No 1 Polish Resettlement Unit.

xx Aug 1947:           Attended No 2 Pilot Refresher Flying Unit.

xx Sep 1947:           Attended No 203 Advanced Flying School

xx Feb 1948:           Attended No 226 Operational Conversion Unit.

xx Apr 1948:            Pilot, No 33 Sqn (Germany/Malaya)

12 Jul 1949:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant

xx Aug 1948:            Attended Day Fighter Leaders Course, CFE

xx Dec 1948:            Acting 'A' Flight Commander, No 33 Sqn.

xx May 1949:           'B' Flight Commander, No 33 Sqn

14 Jun 1949:            Air Liaison Officer, Malayan Police Force

26 Oct 1950:           En-route to the UK

xx Dec 1950:           Attended No 123 Instructors' Course, CFS

xx Apr 1951:           QFI, Cambridge University Air Sqn

xx Sep 1953:           Training Officer, Singapore Sqn, Malayan Auxiliary Air Force

xx xxx 1956:            Attended No 97 All Weather Jet Refresher Course, RAF Flying College.

xx Aug 1956:           Attended No 23 Hunter Conversion Course, RAF Chivenor

xx Dec 1956:           Supernumerary, No 247 Sqn.

xx Mar 1957:           Attended No 38 Day Fighter Leaders Course, CFE

xx Jun 1957:            Officer Commanding, No 43 Sqn. (Hunter F6)

xx xxx 1959:            Officer Commanding, Cadet Wing, RAF Technical College

xx Dec 1961:           Attended RAF Staff College

xx xxx 1962:            Attended Jet Refresher (Meteor) Course, RAF Flying College

xx xxx 1962:            Attended Vampire Familiarisation Course, No 5 FTS, Oakington

xx xxx 1962:            Attended Jet Provost Familiarisation Course, No 3 FTS, Leeming

 7 May 1962:           CFI, Central Flying School.

27 Jul 1964:             Wing Commander (Flying Training), HQ Flying Training Command.

xx Jan 1966:            Attended Joint Services Staff College

25 Aug 1966:          Operations Requirements Officer, HQ Allied Forces Central Europe.

10 Feb 1969:           Directing Staff, Joint Services Staff College.

xx Nov 1969:          Attended Jet Provost Refresher Course, RAF Flying College

xx Nov 1969:          Attended Gnat Familiarisation Course, CFS

16 Jan 1970:            Officer Commanding RAF Valley/No 4 FTS.

13 Dec 1971:           Deputy Director of Air Staff Plans.

 4 Jan 1973:             Senior Officer, Singapore Air Defence Command.

10 May 1975:          Director of Training (Flying)

Lying about his date of birth, he joined the RAF in 1942, training as a pilot in the USA but by the time he qualified the RAF had a surplus of pilots.  As a result he volunteered to become a glider pilot and was posted to India, where he joined No 670 Squadron, but the war ended before he was deployed in action.


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