Service Record

Record of Service

Of

Squadron Leader Rodney Arthur Vincent James DFC ( 149988 )


Date And Place Of Birth: 29 March, 1923 Llanrhaiadr Denbeighshire


Non Commissioned Service

Enlisted as No. 1335947 Aircraftman 2nd Class/Aircrafthand Pilot27 March, 1941
leading Aircraftman under training pilot 19 Sept, 1941
Under training Air Observer16 Jan, 1942
Temporary Sergeant/AirBomber Special Group5 Sept, 1942
Discharged to Commission15 July, 1943

Appointmants and Promotions

Granted a commission for the duration of the emergency as a Pilot Officer
on probation in the General Duties Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve16 July, 1943
Confirmed in appointment and promoted Flying Officer War Substantive16 Jan, 1944
Flight Lieutenant ( War Substantive )16 July, 1945
Acting Squadron Leader1 Jan, 1946
Last Day of Service24 Nov, 1946
Commission relinguished retaining rank of Squadron Leader1 May, 1959

Postings

Uxbridge27 Mar, 1941
Reserve28 Mar, 1941
No. 1 Aircrew reception centre14 July, 1941
No. 5 Initial training Wing2 Aug, 1943
Arnold29 Sept, 1941
Personnel Transit Centre Toronto09 Oct, 1943
Maxwell field16 Oct, 1943
Personnel Transit Centre Toronto (possible typo)date not recorded
Southern Aviation School06 Nov, 1943
21 Personnel depot Moncton06 Jan, 1942
Trenton13 Jan,1943
31 Personnel depot17 Jan, 1942
10 Air Observers School Chatam20 Jan, 1942
1654 Conversion Unit (must be typo)date not recorded
106 squadron (must be typo)25 Mar,1942
6 B & GMW07 Jun, 1942
1 CN Rivers25 July, 1942
31 Personnel depot Moncton15 Sept, 1942
United Kingdom24 Sept, 1942
3 Personnel Reception Centre08 Oct, 1942
14 Operation training Unit25 Oct, 1942
1654 Conversion Unit16 Feb, 1943
106 Squadron27 Mar, 1943
1668 Conversion Unit26 Sept, 1943
No 5 Lancaster Finishing School21 Nov,1943
97 squadron04 May, 1944
54 Base09 Jun, 1944
97 Squadron15 July, 1944
Missing (Flying Battle)06 Aug, 1944
War Casualty Non Effective Accounts Depot-Air Ministry Unit06 Aug, 1944
PMU06 Sept, 1944
No 5 Lancaster Finishing School23 Sept, 1944
AUAC (unknown abbreviation)03 Nov,1944
Air Ministry Unit31 May,1945
9 Personnel despatch Centre (2 Wing)30 Jun, 1945
Headquarters Allied Command South East Asia04 July, 1945
RAF Component- Headquarters Allied Command South East Asia14 July, 1945
Air headquarters Burma01 Sept, 1945
Headquarters01 Dec, 1945
60 Personnel Transit Centre08 May, 1946
104 Personnel despatch Centre16 May, 1946

Medals

1939/45 Star
Aircrew Europe Star with France & Germany Clasp
Burma Star
Defence Medal
War medal 1939/45
Awarded DFC 07 Dec, 1943


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