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Air Commodore J Mutch (26061)


John                 b: 13 Mar 1907                              r: 1 Oct 1958                                   d: xx xxx 1996+

CB 1 Jan 1946, CBE 1 Jan 1949, MIMechE,

(RAF): - AA: 11 Sep1923, AC2: 13 Mar 1925, Plt Off: 28 Jul 1928, Fg Off: 11 Sep 1928 [11 Jun 1928], Flt Lt: 28 Jan 1935, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1944, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, Act A/Cdre: 22 Feb 1951,  A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1956.

11 Sep 1923:                Aircraft Apprentice, 8th Entry, No 4 (Boys) Wing, RAF Cranwell

29 Sep 1924:               Apprentice u/t Fitter/Rigger (364040)

13 Mar 1925:               ACH/u/t Fitter/Rigger

20 Aug 1926:                Qualified as Fitter/Rigger (1st in class)

1 Sep 1926:                 Flight Cadet, A Sqn, RAF College, Cranwell

28 Jul 1928:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission

28 Jul 1928:                 Pilot, No 41 Sqn

18 Dec 1929:               Instructor, RAF College, Cranwell.

11 May 1931:              Instructor, Central Flying School

24 May 1932:              Seniority as Flying Officer reduced to 28 Jan 1931

 4 Aug 1932:                Attended Officers Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

xx xxx 1934:                 Supernumerary?,

10 Oct 1934:                Engineering Officer, Aircraft Depot, Iraq.

xx xxx 1934:                 Supernumerary?,

 8 Mar 1937:                Staff, RAF College, Cranwell.

  4 Oct 1938:                 Staff, HQ RAF Cranwell.

 6 Feb 1939:                Supernumerary, No 21 (Training) Group.

20 Mar 1939:               Engineering Officer, No 13 Flying Training School

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

 7-27 May 1940:          Attended War Course No 3, RAF Staff College (College closed and course cancelled)

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary,

xx xxx 1941:                OC, Maintenance Wing, No 4 Service Flying Training School

29 Jul 1941:                 OC, Maintenance Wing, No 24 Air School

30 Jul 1941:                 Attached to No 23 Air School

 5 Aug 1941:                OC, Maintenance Wing, No 24 Air School

 1 Dec 1941:                OC, Maintenance Sqn, No 22 Air School

xx xxx 1942:                Staff, HQ Flying Training Command

29 Sep 1943:               Staff, No 2 Flying Instructors School

xx xxx 1944:

30 Nov 1948:              Command Engineer Officer, HQ Middle East Air Force.

22 Feb 1951:               AOC, RAF St Athan/No 4 School of Technical Training.

9 Mar 1953:                 Director of Technical Training.

At Cranwell he attained the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal and represented the college at Athletics and Soccer.

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