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Air Commodore J F Titmas (09045)


John Francis                 b: 20 Aug 1898                          r: 7 Jun 1954                                   d: 28 Apr 1973

CBE 1 Jan 1946, MiD 1 Jan 1946

(Army): - 2 Lt: 13 Sep 1917.

(RAF): - Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Obs Off: 1 Aug 1919, Fg Off: 14 Jul 1920, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1925, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1935, Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1938, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1941, Act A/Cdre: 8 Jan 1945, Gp Capt (WS): 8 Jul 1945, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Cadet, RFC

 3 Sep 1917:                Appointed to a Commission on the General List (RFC)

3 Nov 1917:                 Embarked for France

 4 Nov 1917:                Attached (Observer), No 5 Sqn RFC

17 Dec 1917:                Appointed Flying Officer (Observer)

 15 Mar 1918:              Admitted to No 24 General Hospital

21 Mar 1918:               To England on 'Ville de Liege'

13 Nov 1918:               Transferred to Administrative Branch

20 Mar 1919:               Lieutenant (Grade B) from Lieutenant (Admin)

13-14 Apr 1919:          In transit by sea from Southampton to Le Havre, then overland to Taranto

22-28 Apr 1919:          In transit by sea from Taranto to Salonika

19-27 May 1919:        In transit by sea from  Salonika to Novorossisk

27 May 1919:              Staff, HQ RAF in South Russia

 1 Dec 1919:               Temporary duty with No 1 Sqn

15 Jan 1920:                Posted to Aircraft Park

17 Jan 1920:                Posted to Novorossisk

14 Jul 1920:                 U/T Pilot, No 2 Flying Training School

15 Mar 1921:               Attended Instructors Course, CFS.

16 Jun 1921:                Instructor, No 2 FTS

22 Sep 1923:               School of Photography whilst attended Engineering Course at RAE .

 1 Sep 1924:                Staff, No 4 Stores Depot.

 1 Jun 1927:                 Staff, HQ Fighting Area.

 7 Mar 1929:                Engineering Officer, No 205 Sqn.

14 Oct 1930:                Engineering Officer, RAF Base, Singapore

11 Apr 1932:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

 8 Aug 23 Oct 1932:             Placed on the half pay list Scale A.

26 Oct 5 Nov 1932:              Placed on the half pay list Scale A.

14 Mar 1933:               Flight Commander, Advanced Training Sqn, No 2 FTS.

 1 Sep 1933:                Pilot, No 7 Sqn.

21 Jan 1936:                Attended RAF Staff College.

 2 Jan 1937:                 Engineering Officer, HQ Coastal Command.

 8 Mar 1939:                Senior Engineer Officer, HQ British Forces in Iraq/AHQ Iraq

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

 

 8 Jan 1945:                 Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

xx xxx 1946:                Commandant, No 1 School of Technical Training

30 Mar 1949:              Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command

 2 Apr 1951:                Director of Aeronautical Inspection.

He died in the Bromley area.

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