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Air Vice-Marshal L M Iles (07174)


L M Iles - 1931Leslie Millington            b: 4 Oct 1894                          r: 4 Nov 1948                              d: 13 Dec 1974

CBE  - xx xxx xxxx, AFC - 10 Oct 1919, MiD – 24 Sep 1941, MiD – 14 Jan 1944.

(Army): - Gun: xx xxx xxxx, L/Bom: xx xxx xxxx, Bom: xx xxx xxxx, (T) 2 Lt: 19 Feb 1917, Lt: xx xxx xxxx.

(RAF): - Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 4 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1923, Sqn Ldr: 7 Jan 1931, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1937 (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1940, Gp Capt: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Mar 1940], (T) A/Cdre: 1 Nov 1942, Act AVM: 23 Mar 1945, A/Cdre (WS): 23 Mar 1946 – 1 Nov 1947,  AVM: Retained.

xx xxx xxxx:              Gunner, 1/1st Hampshire Royal Horse Artillery

18 Feb 1916:              Embarked at Devonport

 2 Mar 1916:               Arrived Port Said

15-22 Jul 1916:           Admitted to Hospital

11 Nov - 16 Dec 1916:        Admitted to Hospital

27 Dec 1917:               Signaller, 'A' Battery, 263th Brigade

19 Feb 1917:              Posted to General Base Depot

20 Feb 1917:              Appointed to a Temporary Commission

31 May 1917:              U/T Pilot, School of Military Aeronautics, Abbassia

xx xxx 1917:                U/T Pilot, No 21 & 23 Reserve Sqn

31 Jul 1917:                 Appointed Flying Officer, RFC

11 Aug 1917:               Pilot, Aerial Gunnery School

14 Aug 1917:               Pilot, No 21 Reserve Sqn

xx xxx 1917:                Pilot, ?

 1 Sep 1918:                Instructor, Fighting School (later No 5 Fighting School)

13 Mar 1919:               Pilot, 'Y' Sqn

 6 Jun 1919:                 Temporary duty, HQ Training Brigade

 9 Jun 1919:                 Embarked at Suez for Jeddah

21 Oct 1919:               Staff/Instructor. No 16 Training Depot Station.

13 May 1920:              Staff, HQ Palestine Group

18 May 1920:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.                  

28 Jun 1920:                Attached from Palestine Group to Stores Depot.

 7 Jul 1920:                  Embarked on SS 'Tambow' for service with 'Q' Force

24 Jun 1920:                 Pilot, No 55 Sqn.

15 Mar 1921:               Attended Instructors Course, CFS.

xx xxx xxxx:

15 Sep 1924:               Attended Officers Engineering Course, Inland Area Aircraft Depot.

 6 Oct 1925:                 Attended Cambridge University.

 4 Oct 1927:                 Attended London University.

 5 Jul 1928:                   Staff, Reception Depot.

9 Nov 1929:                 Attached to Royal Aircraft Establishment for Special Duty.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

27 Nov 1931:               Staff, Aircraft Depot, Iraq.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

27 Nov 1933:               Deputy OC, Officers’ Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

21 Jan 1937:                Officer Commanding, No 102 Sqn.

15 Jul 1938:                 Officer Commanding, RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering.

20 Feb 1940:               Senior Engineering Officer, HQ Coastal Command.

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

 9 May 1942                AOC, No 226 Group.

Retired at his own request.

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