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Air Commodore I S Stockwell (132080)

Ian Sargenson               b:   30 Jul 1917                        r:  19 Aug 1972                       d: 15 Nov 1998

CBE 10 Jun 1967, DFC 22 Aug 1944, AFC 1 Jan 1946.

(RAFVR): LAC: xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off (P) (Emer):  22 May 1942, Fg Off (WS):  22 Nov 1942, Flt Lt (WS):  22 May 1944, Flt Lt: 22 Nov 1945

(RAF): Fg Off: 30 Jul 1946 [1 Sep 1945], Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1946, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jul 1950, Wg Cdr:  1 Jan 1957, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1962, A/Cdre:  1 Jul 1969.

xx xxx xxxx:               U/T Pilot, (957978)

22 May 1942:            Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the RAFVR

xx xxx xxxx:               Pilot, No 202 Sqn

xx xxx xxxx:               Instructor, No 131 Operation Training Unit

xx xxx xxxx:               Staff Officer, AHQ India?

12 Nov 1945:            Staff Officer, Directorate-General of Personnel (II)

30 Jul 1946:              Appointed to Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (retaining rank current at the time)

27 Aug 1951:           Officer Commanding, No 45 Sqn.

22 Mar 1954:           Staff Officer, Directorate of Air Defence Operations

xx xxx 1957:            Staff Officer, Directorate of Guided Weapon Defence

13 Oct 1958:            Staff - Operations Surface to Air Guided Weapons, HQ Fighter Command.

31 Jul 1961:             Deputy Director of Operational Requirements (C).


12 Dec 1964:           Commander, Kenyan Air Force.


1966 - 1969             Staff, Central Defence Staffs.

 3 Nov 1969:            Director of Operational Requirements (2).

Citation for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross

"STOCKWELL, Ian Sargenson, F/L (132080, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.202 Squadron.

Flight Lieutenant Stockwell has displayed high qualities of leadership and devotion to duty throughout a long and arduous flying career.  His determination to complete his allotted tasks has led on several occasions to the success of his sorties, despite defective flying instruments and other handicaps.  Flight Lieutenant Stockwell has at all times performed his duties in an exceptional manner."

(Source - Air Ministry Bulletin and  RCAF AFRO 2231/44 dated 13 October 1944)

Citation for the award of the Air Force Cross

"STOCKWELL, Ian Sargenson, F/L, DFC (132080, RAFVR) - No.131 Operational Training Unit, Coastal Command

This officer has been employed as a flying instructor at No.131 Operational Training Unit for fifteen months, and latterly as flight commander of the conversion flight.  In all he has executed 465 hours flying instruction of which 112 have been at night; his average has been 30 per month.  He is an exceptional pilot and instructor  whose enthusiasm has gone far towards raising the instructional standard of the flight to a high level.  Both in the air and on the ground he has displayed outstanding zeal. "

(Source - Air 2/9144 - drafted when he had flown  2,355 hours, 465 on current duties and 158 in previous six months)

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