Air Commodore J Sowrey


John         b: 18 Jan 1892                r:  1 Apr 1939                    d: 9 Oct 1967  

AFC - 2 Nov 1918, FRAeS,

(Army): - (T) 2 Lt: 21 Aug 1914, (T) Lt (RFC): 1 Jun 1916, (T) Capt: 1 Jul 1916, (T) Maj: 20 Sep 1917,

(RAF): - Maj: 1 Apr 1918, Sqn Ldr: 4 Aug 1919, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1927, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1934

(RAFO - CC): - A/Cdre: 28 Dec 1943.

xx xxx xxxx:          Member, OTC

21 Aug 1914:          Officer, 6th Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment

xx xxx 1914:            U/T Pilot,

xx xxx 1915:            Appointed Flying Officer

 2 Sep 1915:            Transferred to the General List

xx xxx xxxx:             Pilot, No ? Sqn

 1 Jul 1916:             Flight Commander, No ? Sqn

20 Sep 1917:           Officer Commanding, No ? Sqn

 1 Aug 1919:           Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the RAF in the rank of Major

xx xxx xxxx:             Staff, HQ No 3 Group

1 Apr 1920:            Supernumerary/Staff, RAF Depot

21 Aug 1920:          Attended Instructors' Course, CFS

 1 Mar 1921:          Attended Course at RAE

 4 Oct 1921:           Attended London University

 1 Aug 1922:           Staff, RAF Cadet College, Cranwell

20 Jan 1923:           Instructor, CFS

 9 May 1926:          Attended RAF Staff College

14 Oct 1927:          Technical Staff Officer, HQ RAF Middle East

17 May 1929:         Staff Officer, HQ Fighting Area

 5 May 1930:          Attended Senior Officers (Army) School, Sheerness

25 Jul 1930:            Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ ADGB

29 Mar 1934:          Officer Commanding, RAF Base Malta/ RAF Kalafrana

1 Sep 1939:            Retired at his own request

2 Apr 1941:            Deputy Director of Aeronautical Inspection Directorate, Ministry of Aircraft Production

28 Dec 1943:          Recalled to Service

28 Dec 1943           Appointed to a Commission in Administrative and Special Duties Branch, RAFO Class CC 

1 Jan 1944:            Director of Aeronautical Inspection Services

17 Aug 1947:          Reverted to the Retired List

 

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