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Air Commodore C J Luce (59929)

Charles John            b:   15 Mar 1900                      r:    6 Jun 1953                d:  21 Oct 1963

DSO - 29 Mar 1945, MiD - 6 Aug 1918.

(Can Army): Pte:  xx xxx xxxx, 2 Cpl:  xx xxx xxxx.

(Army): 2 Lt (RE):  17 Jul 1919, 2 Lt (PWO):  16 Aug 1922 [17 Jul 1919], Lt:  xx xxx xxxx, Capt: 5 Feb 1930, Maj:  1 Aug 1938, Act Lt Col: 3 Jul 1940, (T) Lt Col: 3 Oct 1940, Act Col: 7 Nov 1944, Lt Col (WS): 7 May 1945, (T) Col: 7 May 1945, Lt Col:  14 Oct 1946,

(RAF):  Gp Capt:  1 Jun 1948, Act A/Cdre: 21 Sep 1948, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1951

xx xxx xxxx:             Soldier, Canadian Army attached to Royal Engineers

xx xxx xxxx:             Gentleman Cadet, Royal Military Academy

17 Jul 1919:              Appointed to a Commission in the Royal Engineers

16 Aug 1922:            Transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wale's Own)

16 Aug 1922:            Officer, 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Ireland and Germany)

23 May 1925:            Adjutant, West Yorkshire Regiment

23 May 1928:            Relinquished the post of Adjutant

xx xxx 1928:             Instructor, Regimental Depot

xx xxx 1930:             Officer, 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Jamaica, Egypt and India)

xx xxx 1935:             Staff Captain, HQ Sind Infantry Brigade Area, Karachi

19 Mar 1937:            Instructor (Class EE), Netheravon Wing, Small Arms School

xx Jul 1940:              Officer Commanding, 2/5th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment

xx Jul 1941:              Officer Commanding, 46th Reconnaissance Regiment.

xx xxx 1941:             Chief Instructor?, Small Arms School

xx Aug 1942:            Adviser on the Reconnaissance Corps, GHQ Home Forces

xx xxx xxxx:             ?

xx Jan 1944:             Officer Commanding, 1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment

xx Mar 1944:            Officer Commanding, 49th Reconnaissance Regiment, 49th Division

xx Oct 1944:             Commandant, Reconnaissance Training Centre

xx xxx 1945:              Officer Commanding, RAF Levies, Iraq

 1 Jun 1948:              Relinquished his  Commission in the West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wale's Own)

 1 Jun 1948:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the RAF Regiment in the rank of Group Captain

21 Sep 1948:             Senior Regiment Officer, HQ British Air Forces of Occupation

 1 May 1951:             Command Regiment Officer, HQ Middle East Air Force

On retiring from the RAF Regiment he was appointed Deputy Commandant at the Civil Defence College, Sunningdale.

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