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Dates


Rank

Detail

June 4 1916


Probationary Flight Sub Lieut

Commissioned in Royal Naval Air Service

1916 (3 Months)

Flight Sub Lieut RN

Naval training HMS Conquest

Active service with Harwich Force and Dover Patrol

1916 (2 Months)

Flight Sub Lieut RN

Flying training RNAS Eastbourne

1916/17 (2 months)

Flight Sub Lieut RN

Flying Training RNAS Vendome, France

1917 (2 months)

Flight Sub Lieut RN

Flying training completed RNAS Cranwell

Passed out as fighter pilot

1917 (April)

Flight Sub Lieut RN


Serious flying accident at RNAS Dover

1917 (6 months)



Royal Marine Infirmary, Deal

1917/1918

(5 months)


Ground Duties RHAS Tregantle

Training boys for Royal Naval Air service

1918 (1 month)

Flight Sub Lieut RN

Seaplane and flying boat training  RNAS Calshot

1918/1919

(1 ½  years)

Flight Sub Lieut RN

& Lieut RAF

Active service flying anti-submarine patrols

1919 (Sept)


Demobilised

1919 - 1921


Cambridge University Degree in Aeronautical Engineering


1921 - 1923


RAE Farnborough Experimental flying as technical observer

1923 (3 months)


Appointed as Civilian Instructor

RAF Apprentice School Cranwell

1924 - 1936


Civilian Education Officer

RAF Apprentice School Halton

1936 - 1938


Senior Education Officer, Officers Engineering course RAF Henlow

1938 - 1939

Squadron Leader

Science Tutor RAF College Cranwell

Mobilised on outbreak of War

1939

Squadron Leader

RAF Apprentice School Cosford

1939 - 1940

Squadron Leader

Chief Ground Instructor No 2 Flying training school RAF Brize Norton

1940 - 1941

Squadron Leader

Chief Ground Instructor  Central Flying School RAF Upavon

1941- 1942

Squadron Leader

RAF Commanding Officer No 3 British Flying Training School Oklahoma USA

1942 - 1946

Wing Commander

Chief Ground Instructor, Empire Central Flying School RAF Hullavington  (OBE)

1946 - 1948

Wing Commander

Senior Tutor Aero Science & Engineering

RAF College Cranwell

1948 - 1951


Group Captain

Command Education Officer

Far East Air Force

1951 - 1952

Group Captain

Command Education Officer

Maintenance Command RAF

1952 - 1955

Group Captain

Command Education Officer

Technical Training Command RAF

(ADC to HM the Queen)

1955 - 1960

Air-Vice Marshal

Director of Education Services RAF

(CBE)

November 1960


Retired




A C Kermode’s record of service

W Kermode