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Air Commodore R B Maycock


Photo of his grave in North Cemetery in Solna outside StockholmRichard Beauchamp              b: 4 Oct 1886                  r: 31 Aug 1935                 d: 21 Aug 1951

OBE - xx xxx 1919.

(RNR):- Mid'n: 21 Feb 1905 [17 Feb 1905], Act Sub Lt: 20 Mar 1909, Sub Lt: 13 Sep 1910, Lt: 13 Sep 1912,

(RN) Lt: 1 Apr 1913, (P) Flt Cdr: 30 Jun 1917, Flt Cdr: 317 Oct 1917.

(RAF):- Capt: 1 Apr 1918, (T) Maj: 1 Aug 1918, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1919, [1 Apr 1918] Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1921, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1925, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1932, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, (T) A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: Retained.

Photo of his grave in North Cemetery in Solna outside Stockholm, Photo courtesy - Erik Alphonse©

21 Feb 1905:           Midshipman, Royal Naval Reserve

20 Mar 1909:           Officer, Royal Naval Reserve

23 May - 17 Jun 1909        Training, HMS Excellent

15 Jul - 13 Aug 1909:         Training, HMS Furious

14 Aug  - 8 Oct 1909:         Training HMS Vernon

 9 - 11 Oct 1909:                 HMS Victory

12 Oct 1909 - 8 Aug 1910:  Training, HMS Cochrane

 9 Aug - 12 Oct 1910:   HMS St George for Torpedo Boat Destroyer No 6

 2 Oct - 17 Nov 1911:    Training, HMS New Zealand

 1 Apr 1913:           Appointed to the Supplementary List of His Majesty's Fleet

 1 Apr 1913:            Supernumerary, HMS Victory.

 6 May 1913:           Officer, HMS Superb

16 Jan 1916:            HMS President for service with RNAS

xx xxx 1916:            U/T Pilot?, Eastchurch Air Station

xx xxx 1917:            Instructor, Eastchurch Air Station

27 Oct 1917:           Officer, Calshot Air Station

26 Nov 1917:          Attended 'Large America' Course, Felixstowe Air Station

17 Jan 1918:            Officer, Cattewater Air Station

18 Feb 1918:           Officer Commanding, Seaplane Flight RNAS, Scilly Isles.

20 Aug 1918:           Officer Commanding, No 234 Sqn ( Felixstowe F3/Short 184/Curtiss H12B – Scillies)

 1 May 1919:           Staff Officer 2 Class, Directorate of Operations and Intelligence.

 1 Aug 1919:            Awarded Permanent Commission as a Captain (Staff Officer)

22 Jan 1920:            Removed from the Navy Lists on being awarded Permanent Commission in RAF

 6 Aug 1921:           Flight Commander, No 230 Sqn.

23 Aug 1921:          Attached School of Military Administration, Chisledon.

 4 May 1922:           Staff, M.A.E.E.

 1 Dec 1923:            Staff Officer, Air Ministry.

1 May 1924:            Staff, M.A.E.E.

15 Sep 1924:           Attended RN Staff College, Greenwich.

 3 Aug 1925:            Commandant, M.A.E.E./Officer Commanding, RAF Felixstowe

26 Apr 1928:           Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

 1 Jul 1928:              Staff, Directorate of Personal Services

xx xxx xxxx:              Staff, Deputy Directorate of Postings

 6 May 1931:           Supernumerary. RAF Depot.

 9 Oct 1931:            Air Attaché, Buenos Aires (also shown as 3 Nov 1931 - 5 Dec 1935?)

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25 Feb 1935:           Officer Commanding, RAF Upper Heyford.

31 Aug 1935 - 18 Dec 1939:            Retired.

18 Dec 1939:           Supernumerary, RAF Finningley

 1 Feb 1940:            Officer Commanding, RAF Finningley

29 Jul 1940:             Staff, HQ Coastal Command

 2 Sep 1940:            SASO, HQ No 15 (Reconnaissance) Group.

18 Oct 1940:           SASO, HQ No 17 (Training) Group.

19 Aug 1941:           Air Attaché, Stockholm.

15 Oct 1946:           Reverted to Retired List

He was awarded RAeC Certificate No 4539 on 24 April 1917.  On retiring, he joined Handley Page Ltd.  He remained in Stockholm after reverting to the Retired List and died there in 1951.

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