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Air Commodore J G Weir


J G Weir - 1910James George            b:   23 May 1887                                                    d: 7 Nov 1973

CMG - 1 Jan 1918, CBE - 3 Jun 1919, Cwn, Off - 8 Nov 1918,

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(Army): - 2 Lt: 24 Feb 1906, Lt: 1 Nov 1907, Capt: 1 Jun 1909, Maj: 24 May 1917 [1 Jun 1916], (T) Lt Col: 21 Mar 1917,

(RAF): - Maj [(T) Lt Col] 1 Apr 1918, Act Brig-Gen: 24 May1918

(RAFO Class A): - Fg Off:  20 Apr 1923,

(RAFO Class C) A/Cdre: 18 May 1923,

24 Feb 1906:       Officer, 3rd (Renfrewshire) Volunteer Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

 1 Apr 1908:       Officer, 3rd Highland Ammunition Column, 3rd Highland (Howitzer) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

28 Oct 1914:        Flying Officer, RFC

24 Mar 1915:       Flight Commander, RFC

22 Jun 1916:         Squadron Commander, RFC

14 Dec 1916:       Deputy Assistant Director, War Office (graded as a Staff Captain)

21 Mar 1917:       Assistant Director of Military Aeronautics

24 May 1918:      Specially employed (Director of Aircraft Production)

 5 Jan 1919:          66th Wing

15 Feb 1919:       Transferred to the Unemployed List

28 Sep 1920:        Relinquished his Commission in the RAF on appointment to the Territorial Force.

20 Apr 1923:        Appointed to a Commission in the RAFO, Class 'A' in the rank of Fg Off

18 May 1923:       Appointed to a Commission in the RAFO, Class 'C' in the rank of A/Cdre

10 Feb 1954:        Relinquished his Commission in the RAFO, Class 'C'

He became a Governor and Director of the Bank of England, in around 1935 and financed Juan de la Cierva's development of the autogiro.

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