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Major-General E B Ashmore 1

2 Edward Bailey            3  b: 20 Feb 1872                        r: xx xxx 1929                        d: 5 Oct 1953

4 CB - 1918, CMG -1916, MVO - 1911.

5 (Army): - 2 Lt: xx xxx 1891, Lt: xx xxx xxxx, Capt: xx xxx xxxx, Maj: xx xxx xxxx, Lt Col: 18 Nov 1914.

6 (RAF): - (T) Maj-Gen [Lt Col]: 1 Apr 1918 [19 Apr 1918], AVM: 1 Aug 1919 [19 Apr 1918].

7 xx xxx xxxx:              Attended RMA Woolwich

8 5 Aug 1917:              GOC, London Air Defence Area.

1   The heading gives the officers' final RAF rank and initials only, unless he was knighted

2    All Christian names are shown here, names in (brackets) indicate a normally unused name. Names shown in '' indicate a commonly used name or nickname.

3    This shows the officer's date of birth, date of retirement and date of death (where known).  When a date of retirement is missing, this usually indicates the officer died or was killed whilst on the active list.

4   This shows Honours, Awards and Decorations with dates where known.  Honours shown in brackets indicate an earlier award later superseded by a higher level award in the same category.  When the full date of award is known, this is given, if two dates are shown with one in [brackets] then the first is the effective date of the award whilst the date in [brackets] is the announcement date in the London Gazette.

5   This section shows promotion dates in either the Royal Navy or Army, prior to the officer's transfer to the RAF.  All dates are substantive unless otherwise stated.  Dates in [brackets] indicate seniority or backdating of any promotion.

(B) or Bt = Brevet

(T) = Temporary

(P) = On Probation

(G) = Graded as for purposes of pay and allowances

Act = Acting

(H) = Honorary

(L) = Local

6   This section shows promotion dates in the RAF.  All dates are substantive unless otherwise stated.  Dates in [brackets] indicate seniority or backdating of any promotion.

(T) = Temporary

(P) = On Probation

(G) = Graded as for purposes of pay and allowances

Act = Acting

(H) = Honorary

(WS) = War Substantive

(pd) = paid

(unpd) = unpaid

When the word 'Retained' is shown, this means that the officer was retired in a substantive rank, but was permitted to retain a higher acting or temporary rank on retirement.

7   Appointments shown italics are for non-RAF appointments.

8    Appointments in normal type are RAF appointments.  Dates shown are usually the appointment date shown in the Air Force Lists.  It should not be assumed that an officer relinquished one command the day before taking over another.  He would sometimes need to travel considerable distances between appointments.  He may take leave between appointments, undertake some form of refresher training or initial preparation for a new appointment

See Glossary for details of abbreviations

The officers listed on this site are to be best knowledge of the author, deceased, where details of living officers are included, the officers in question have given their permission for this inclusion and have personally checked and verified the entry.  If any other living Air Officers, which to have their details included, please contact me through the link to the left and I will gladly forward what details I have been able to collect so far.

 

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