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Air Commodore L A Jackson (31062)

Lionel Arthur            b:   23 May 1911                      r:   6 Apr 1966                d:  xx Aug 1993

CBE - 1 Jan 1946 (OBE - 2 Jun 1943), MiD - 11 Jun 1942, MiD - 17 Sep 1943.

Plt Off (P):  6 Jan 1936, Fg Off:  6 Jan 1937, Act Flt Lt: 14 Apr 1939, Flt Lt: 6 Jan 1940, (T) Sqn Ldr:  1 Jun 1940, Act Wg Cdr:  24 Mar 1941? Sqn Ldr (WS):  24 Nov 1941, (T) Wg Cdr:  1 Jun 1942, Act Gp Capt:  20 Apr 1944?, Wg Cdr (WS):  20 Oct 1944, Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt:  1 Jan 1954, Act A/Cdre: 31 Mar 1961, A/Cdre: retained

 6 Jan 1936:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Stores Branch

 6 Jan 1936:               U/T Stores Officer, School of Stores Accounting and Storekeeping

10 Aug 1936:            Stores Officer, RAF Gosport

28 Jan 1938:              Equipment Officer, No 216 Sqn

30 Nov 1938:            Equipment Officer, No 47 Sqn

12 Mar 1940:            Equipment Officer, No 103 Maintenance Unit

25 Mar 1940:            Equipment Staff Officer, HQ RAF Middle East

24 Nov 1940:            Staff Officer, OR 2 (e), Directorate of Operational Requirements

xx xxx 1940:              Staff Officer, OR 3, Directorate of Operational Requirements

18 Apr 1943:             Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (8)

20 Apr 1944:             Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force

25 Mar 1946:            SASO, HQ No 40 Group

14 Apr 1947:            Assistant Director of Equipment (D)

27 Dec 1951:            Equipment Staff Officer, HQ Flying Training Command

 3 Apr 1952:             Deputy Director of Equipment (Plans)

14 Sep 1959:            Chief - Supply, Medical and Maintenance Branch, HQ Air Forces Central Europe

31 Mar 1961:            Director of Logistics (Forecasting and Planning)

 1 Apr 1964:             Staff, Central Staff of the Air Commander, Home Defence Forces. (reverted to Gp Capt)

Citation for the award of Officer of the Order of the British Empire

"JACKSON, Lionel Arthur, W/C (31062, Royal Air Force) - Rear Headquarters, Western Desert

 After 12 months service as senior equipment staff officer in the Western Desert, Wing Commander Jackson, in September 1942, was reposted to Air Headquarters, Middle East. Three months later he volunteered to resume his duties as his relief had returned to the United Kingdom.  He has carried heavy responsibilities throughout both periods of his service and great credit is due to him for the smoothness with which supplies have been maintained.  This officer has invariably displayed the utmost devotion to duty while his untiring efforts have set a high standard of efficiency for all branches of equipment organization."

(Source - Air 2/9609)

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