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    Default Flying Officer Rupert Mawdesley HOLMES 196082 ADC to AOC, AHQ Iraq 52/54??

    Can anyone confirm that Flying Officer Rupert Mawdesley HOLMES 196082 was AOC, AHQ Iraq. (Air Vice Marshal John Gosset Hawtrey (16041)) in the time frame 1952 to 1954

    I am trying to ID his from the note on Malcolm's RAF Web 'Air of Authority'

    http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Hawtrey.htm

    "He died in Italy (San Remo) whilst returning overland by car (with his ADC Fg Off Rupert Holmes)
    from Iraq at the end of his tour as AOC at the age of 53."

    He retired from the RAF in 1956

    Flying Officer R. M. Holmes (196082) (on account of medical unfitness for air force service).

    Thanks Paul
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    Paul,

    Holmes was appointed ADC to Hawtrey on 11th July 1953 as per Spring 1954 AFL.

    Jim

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    Jim thanks for confirming that to me a PM on the way


    Paul

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