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Air Vice-Marshal R I Jones (33167)

Richard Ian                   b: 21 Apr 1915                     r: 21 Apr 1970                     d: 4 Jun 1993

CB - 1 Jan 1960, AFC - 1 Jan 1948.

Plt Off: 27 Jul 1935, Fg Off: 27 Jan 1937, Act Flt Lt: 17 Nov 1938, Flt Lt: 27 Jan 1939, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Sep 1940, Act Wg Cdr: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1941, Sqn Ldr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Sep 1940], Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1955, Act A/Cdre: 11 Jun 1959, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1960, Act AVM: 19 Oct 1964, AVM: 1 Jan 1965.

31 Aug 1933:           Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.

27 Jul 1935:            Pilot, No 29 Sqn. (Demon)

10 Nov 1936:         QFI, No 3 FTS.

xx xxx xxxx:            Armament Officer, No 4 Bombing and Gunnery School

 5 Oct 1940:           Armament Officer, No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School

16 Feb 1942:          Officer Commanding, 'B' (Flying) Sqn, No 1 Air Armament School

27 Jun 1942            ?

1942 - 45               ?

xx xxx 1945:           Attached, No 33 PDC

28 Oct 1945:          Wing Commander - Flying, No 137 Wing

 1 Apr 1946:           Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn.

15 May 1946:         Officer Commanding, No 4 Sqn

28 Aug 1947:          Wing Commander - Flying, No 140 Wing

xx xxx 1947:            Chief Armament Instructor, Central Fighter Establishment

xx xxx xxxx:             Attended RAF Staff College.

xx xxx xxxx:             Attended RAPC Finance Course.


30 Apr 1955:          AOA, HQ No 83 Group.


11 Jun 1959:           SASO, HQ RAF Germany.

1961 - 63               ?

 7 Jan 1963:            Director of Flying Training.

19 Oct 1964:          AOC, No 25 (Training) Group.

xx Jun 1967:           SASO, HQ Fighter Command.

30 Apr 1968:          AOC, No 11 Group.

He represented the RAF College at Shooting, Cricket, Squash and attained the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He later became an Armament Specialist.

Recommendation for the award of the Air Force Cross

"JONES, Richard Ian, W/C (33167) - No.4 Squadron, British Air Forces of Occupation

Wing Commander Jones has been Officer Commanding No.4 Squadron since May 1946.  He is an extremely enthusiastic pilot, who has, by his personal example, raised the level of flying ability in his squadron above the level in the Wing.  All his pilots are instrument rated.  On numerous occasions, Wing Commander Jones has led various formations of No.4 Squadron aircraft in flying demonstrations for many of the Army units in B.A.O.R. [British Army of the Rhine]  The squadron standard of formation flying is of a very high order and the gunnery and bombing exhibitions have been most praiseworthy.  On two occasions, Wing Commander Jones has taken his squadron to the Armament Practice camp at Sylt and, largely by personal example, has secured for the squadron all air firing and bombing records.  No.4 Squadron holds, largely as a result of this officer’s efforts, the Royal Air Force Armament Practice Camp records for air to sea, air to ground, shallow dive and low level bombing practices."

(Source - Air 2/9816 Recommended when he had flown 1,921 hours, 272 on current duties, 102 in past six months)

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