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Air Commodore J B Voyce (37028)

John Bell                                  b: 27 Dec 1912                  r: 3 Aug 1961                     d: 20 Jul 1979

DFC 14 Nov 1944, Bar 17 Jul 1945.

Act Plt Off (P): 14 Sep 1934, Plt Off: 14 Sep 1935, Fg Off: 14 Apr 1937, Flt Lt: 14 Apr 1939, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Sep 1940, Sqn Ldr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Sep 1940], (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1942, Act Gp Capt: 8 Oct 1945?, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1952, Act A/Cdre: 15 Aug 1958, A/Cdre: Retained.

14 Sep 1934:           Induction Training, RAF Depot?.

29 Sep 1934:           U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS.

9 Nov 1935:            Pilot, No 70 Sqn (initially U/T).

 4 Apr 1938:            Attended School of Air Navigation.

xx xxx xxxx:             Instructor, School of Air Navigation

23-26 Jun 1940:           Attached to BATDU for temporary navigation duty

14 Sep 1940:           Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant 

xx xxx xxxx:             Instructor, No 31 ANS

25 May 1941:          Instructor, No 33 ANS

xx xxx xxxx:             Flight Commander, No 97 Sqn

20 Mar 1944:          Flight Commander, No 635 Sqn. (Lancasters) (Downham Market)

 7 Oct 1944:            Officer Commanding, No 139 Sqn (Mosquito)

30 Apr 1945:          Air Staff, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces.

 8 Oct 1945:            Air Staff, HQ RAF Mediterranean and Middle East.

25 Aug 1947:           Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Organisation (Establishments).

xx xxx xxxx:            

 1 Jan 1954:             Member, Air Training Advisory Group, SHAPE

 9 May 1955:           SOA, HQ No 11 (Fighter) Group.

15 Aug 1958:           AOA, HQ RAF Germany.

He died in the Poole area.

Citation for the award of a Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross

"VOYCE, John Bell, A/G/C, DFC (37028, Royal Air Force) - No.139 Squadron

Since the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Group Captain Voyce, as squadron commander, has continued to display initiative, determination and courage of the highest order.  He has, throughout, set a fine example, working untiringly to maintain and improve the efficiency of his squadron."

(Source - Air Ministry Bulletin 19245)

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