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Brigadier-General F C Jenkins

F C Jenkins - 1911Francis Conway JenkinsFrancis Conway                b: 25 Jan 1888                r: 15 Feb 1919                  d: 23 Feb 1933

CBE - 7 Jun 1918, MID - 24 Feb 1917, R, C - 8 Feb 1919.

(Army): - 2 Lt (P): 29 Aug 1914, Lt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Capt: 7 Sep 1914, Capt: 1 Sep 1915, (T) Maj: 20 Feb 1916 - 27 Mar 1916, (T) Lt Col: 14 Dec 1916, (T) Brig-Gen: 31 Aug 1917, Maj:  1 Sep 1917, (B) Maj: 1 Jan 1918, Lt Col: 18 Feb 1918,

(RAF): - (T) Brig-Gen [(T) Lt Col]: 18 Feb 1918.

Photo (Far left) - taken from his RAeC Certificate

Photo (left) - Francis Conway Jenkins

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1917
NPG x168607

National Portrait Gallery, London

xx xxx xxxx:         Soldier, Light Imperial Yeomanry

29 Aug 1914:         Appointed to a Commission in the RFC Special Reserve.

29 Aug 1914:         Officer i/c Mechanical Transport, RFC. (graded as a Flight Commander)

17 Feb 1915:          Flight Commander, No 2 Aircraft Park? 

 1 Sep 1915:           Staff Officer, Military Aeronautics 2/Equipment 6

20 Feb 1916:          Squadron Commander RFC

27 Mar 1916:          Deputy Assistant Director of Aircraft Equipment

14 Dec 1916:          Assistant Director of Aircraft Equipment (Head of E6 and E7), Directorate of Aircraft Equipment

31 Aug 1917:          Director of Aircraft Acceptance.

18 Feb 1918:          Director of Parks and Depots.


His RFC/RAF career was very short, rising from 2nd Lieutenant to Brigadier-General in the course of WW1.  Involved in the Motor industry from 1905, he raced at Brooklands and having gained RAeC Certificate No 74 on 2 May 1911, he took part in the Circuit of Britain Air Race.  After WW1, he was Chairman of Chrysler Motors and Dodge Brothers (Britain).  He died after an operation at the age of 44.   

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