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Air Commodore J Rylands

Joseph              b: xx xxx 1886                                                          d: 4 Feb 1945

CBE - 1 Jan 1942, MiD 17 Mar 1941.

(Army): - A/M: xx xxx xxxx, Cpl: xx xxx xxxx, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Act Sgt Maj: xx xxx xxxx, 2 Lt: 12 Oct 1916, (T) Lt: 27 May 1917, (T) Capt: 21 Nov 1917.

(RAF): - (T) Capt [Lt]: 1 Apr 1918, Capt: 6 Jun 1918, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1919, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1921, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1924, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1936, (T) A/Cdre: 7 Sep 1942, A/Cdre: 19 May 1944.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Airman, RFC?

xx xx xxxx:                   Equipment Officer 3rd Class, RFC

27 May 1917:              Equipment Officer 2nd Class, RFC

21 Nov 1917:              Equipment Officer 1st Class, RFC

 1 Apr 1918:                Staff Officer 3rd Class. (Technical Branch), Department of the Controller-General of Equipment

 1 Oct 1918:                Staff Officer 2nd Class, Air Ministry

17 Jun 1920:                Resigned his Commission in the Army.

17 Jun 1920:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Stores Branch.

28 Aug 1921:               Senior Accountant Officer, No 1 Stores Depot.

 5 Oct 1922:                Accountant Officer, HQ Constantinople Wing

25 Sep 1923:               Accountant Officer, HQ, RAF Middle East.

 8 Feb 1924:                Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

20 Nov 1924:              Senior Accountant Officer, No 1 School of Technical Training.

22 Feb 1929:               Command Accountant, HQ RAF Cranwell

23 Jan 1933:                Command Accountant, HQ Inland Area.

14 Jun 1934:                Senior Accountant Officer, RAF Depot

14 Jul 1936:                 Command Accountant, HQ Fighter Command.

 7 Sep 1942:                Senior Service Accountant, Department of the Air Member for Personnel.

He died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge shortly before he was due to retire.

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