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Air Commodore H J Down


Herbert John                b: 30 Mar 1885                  r: 1 Dec 1942                              d: 11 Jan 1960

CBE 3 Jun 1935,

(RNR): - Act Ass Paym: 3 Feb 1913, Ass Paym: 3 Feb 1917 [3 Feb 1915].

(RAF): - Flt Lt: 8 Jun 1921, Sqn Ldr: 30 Jun 1922, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1924, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1934, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Sep 1940, A/Cdre: Retained.

 3 - 14 Feb 1913:        Under Instruction.

15 - 30 Aug 1913:       Practical experience, HMS Superb

3 - 14 Nov 1913:         Under Instruction.

13 - 26 Jun 1914:        Practical experience, HMS Neptune

2 Aug 1914:                Called to active service

 2 Aug 1914:               Accountant Officer, HMS Majestic

28 May 1915:             Supernumerary, HMS Pembroke

 7 Aug 1915:               Attached to HMS President for service with RNAS

xx xxx xxxx:                Assistant Paymaster, Randvoll House (1916-17)

 1 Apr 1918:               Lent to RAF

19 Feb 1919:               Accountant Officer, General Services Pay Office.

 8 Jun 1921:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant in the Stores Branch (for Accountant duties).

 8 Jun 1921:                 Removed from RNR List

15 Nov 1921:              Accountant Officer, Central Pay Office.

19 Dec 1922:               Supernumerary (Inspector of Accounts), HQ Coastal Area.

 5 Nov 1924:                HQ Accountant Officer, HQ Inland Area

11 Jan 1929:                Command Accountant, HQ RAF Middle East.

 1 Jun 1934:                 Command Accountant, HQ Inland Area

 1 May 1936:               Command Accountant, HQ Training Command

27 May 1940:              Command Accountant, HQ Technical Training Command

Joined the Civil Service as a Boy Copyist in 1900?  Retired on account of ill-health

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