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    Default Richard Edwin Austin Mason 88720

    Hi all, I would like to ask if anybody could provide me some more info about Richard Edwin Austin Mason 88720?

    At the present time I only know that he was serving as P/O with 111 Sq in summer 1941.

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    Pavel
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    Pavel, From the LG:
    Air Ministry,
    3rd January, 1941.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned are granted commissions for the duration of hostilities:
    As Pilot Officers on probation.
    Leading Aircraftmen.
    9th Dec. 1940.
    (Seniority 23rd Nov. 1940.)
    958461 Richard Edwin Austin MASON (88720).

    Air Ministry.
    23rd December, 1941.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Plt. Offrs. (prob.) to be confirmed in their appts.:
    9th Dec. 1941.
    R. E. A. MASON (88720).

    Air Ministry.
    23rd Decem ber, 1941.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Plt. Offs. to be granted the rank of Flg. Offs. (war subs):
    8th Dec. 1941. (Seny. 23rd Nov. 1941.)
    R. E. A. MASON (88720).

    Air Ministry, 30th April, 1943.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Flg. Offs to be Flt. Lts. (war subs.):
    R. E. A. MASON (88720). 8th Dec. 1942. (Seny. 23rd Nov. 1942.)

    Air Ministry, 18th November, 1947.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    (Reconstituted: Section.)
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH
    Appointment to commission.
    As Flying Officers.
    Richard Edwin Austin MASON (88720). 8th Oct. 1947 (Pg 5431)

    ROYAL .AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    (Emergency Commission Section)
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Commission relinquished.
    The undermentioned (on appointment to the reconstituted R.A.F.V.R.).
    Flight Lieutenants retaining the rank of Squadron Leader:
    R. E. A. MASON (88720). 8th Oct. 1947. (Pg 5430)

    Air Ministry, 18th September, 1951.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    (Reconstituted section).
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Promotion.
    Flying Officer to Flight Lieutenant:
    1st Mar. 1951.
    R. E. A. MASON (88720) (seniority 8th Oct 1947).

    Air Ministry, 24th February, 1953.
    ROYAL AJR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    (Reconstituted section.)
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Extension of service.
    The period of service of the undermentioned Flight Lieutenants is extended by five years with effect from the dates stated:
    R. E. A. MASON (88720). 8th Oct. 1952.

    Air Ministry, 22nd October, 1957.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    (Reconstituted section.)
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Commission relinquished.
    Flight Lieutenants:
    R. E. A. MASON (88720). 8th Oct. 1957.
    Regards, Terry

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    Many thanks Terry!

    Pavel
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    Default R.E.A. Mason

    According to "Malta - The Hurricane Year" he commanded 261 Squadron from March to December 1944.

    /John

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    John that great info thanks a lot!

    Pavel
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