Post War Rank Reductions
Now I appreciate that post-war there is likely to be a reduction in the requirement for military personnel – and the ranks of those remaining after the major demobilisations. I had never seen it in print so blatantly until I saw this (copied from the LG):-
METEOROLOGICAL BRANCH. The undermentioned relinquishes the war substantive rank of Wing Commander, ist Nov. 1947: — Squadron Leader (substantive) C. W. G. DAKING (132294). The undermentioned relinquish the temporary rank of Squadron Leader, ist Nov. 1947: — Flight Lieutenants (substantive) (war substantive Squadron Leaders). C. P. DRAKE (140001). A. H. GORDON (139104). Flight Lieutenants (substantive). O. M. ASHFORD (142627). R. H. CLEMENTS (142629). L. P. SMITH (140692). S. E. VIRGO (140650).
I knew several of these guys. Was this sort of thing commonplace throughout the military post-WW2 – or have I hit upon a rare example?
Interested in any comments.
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