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Air Marshal Sir John Baker-Carr (27244)


John Darcy       b: 13 Jan 1906                          r: 1 Feb 1964                              d: 9 Jul 1998

KBE – 2 Jun 1962 (CBE – 7 Jun 1951), CB – 13 Jun 1957, AFC – 8 Jun 1944, LoM (Off) – 9 Sep 1947,

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 15 Mar 1929, Plt Off: 15 Mar 1930, Fg Off: 15 Sep 1930, Flt Lt: 15 Sep 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr: 1 Dec1943, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1949, Act AVM: 8 Oct 1956, AVM: 1 Jan 1957, Act AM: 1 Feb 1962, AM: 1 Jul 1962.

15 Mar 1929:              Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

 2 Apr 1929:                U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS

 4 Mar 1930:               Pilot, No 32 Sqn.

 1 Apr 1932:                Pilot, No 203 Sqn.

26 Feb 1934:               Attended Armament Officers’ Course, Air Armament School.

19 Jan 1935:                Armament Officer, RAF Andover.

 1 May 1936:               Armament Officer, HQ No 3 (Bomber) Group. (also shown as 14 Jul 1936)

10 Oct 1938:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

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24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

xx xxx 1946:                Deputy Director of Personnel (II)

xx Mar 1953:               AOC, RAF St Athan

 8 Oct 1956:                Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Fighter Command

 4 May 1959:               AOC, No 41 Group

 1 Feb 1962:                Controller of Engineering and Equipment

xx xxx 1963:               Acting Air Member for Supply and Organisation

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