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Air Commodore F B Ludlow (21026)

Fred Ball          b: 28 Apr 1891                              r: 9 Aug 1946                                      d: 3 Feb 1974

CBE 17 Sep 1943 (OBE - 10 Jan 1919), MC 22 Sep 1916,

(Army): - (T) 2Lt: 26 Mar 1915, (T) Lt: 6 Jul 1916, (T) Capt: 25 Oct 1915.

(RAF): - Fg Off (P): 24 Nov 1925, Fg Off: 24 May 1926, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1931, Sqn Ldr: 1 Sep 1937, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1939, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1941, Act A/Cdre: 25 Mar 1942, Gp Capt (WS): 25 Sep 1942,  A/Cdre: Retained.

26 Mar 1915:             Appointed to a Temporary Commission in the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire Regiment)

 2 Jul 1919:                Station Accountant Officer (Class GG).

xx xxx xxxx:              Officer, Corps of Military Accountants

24  Nov 1924:            Relinquished his commission in the Corps of Military Accountants.

24 Nov 1925:             Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Stores Branch as a Flying Officer (on probation).

13 Feb 1926:              Stores Officer, No 43 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                Supernumerary,

21 Sep 1926:              Stores Officer, Aircraft Depot - India.

 8 Oct 1931:               Stores Officer, RAF Netheravon.

 1 Aug 1933:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

 1 Sep 1933:               Stores Officer, No 1 Stores Depot.

xx xxx xxxx:               

 5 Jul 1937:                 Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (General)/(4)

31 Jul 1939:                Equipment Officer, HQ Maintenance Command

30 Dec 1940:              Equipment Staff Officer, HQ No 40 (Maintenance) Group

 2 Sep 1941:               Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ RAF Middle East.

 1 Jan 1944:                Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

21 May 1945:             Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ No 41 Group

Citation for the award of the Military Cross

Temp. Capt. Fred Ball Ludlow, Notts, and Derby. R.

For gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a raiding party. Although badly wounded during the assembly, he continued to organise and control the advance till compelled to return through loss of blood.

(London Gazette 22 September 1916)

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