John Alfred Wright's life story

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John Alfred Wright's life story

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Brief but detailed notes of John Alfred Wright's life and Royal Air Force service, places he lived and the dates, stations that he served at, ranks held, medals awarded.

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Eight hand written pages

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[underlined] JOHN ALFRED WRIGHT. [/underlined]
13 STIRLING STREET
BUCKLAND
PORTSMOUTH
BORN 4/5/1913 – 1915/16
109 STATION ROAD
COPNOR
PORTSMOUTH
1915/16 – 1929
JOINED R.A.F.
APPRENTICE AT RAF HALTON.
15/1/1929 – 12/10/1948
THE OLD MANOR HOUSE
PAPWORTH ST. AGENS
HUNTINGDON
1944 – 1945 (10 MONTHS)
109 STATION ROAD
COPNOR
PORTSMOUTH
9/1945 – 1946 (9/12 MONTHS.)
16 JENKINS GROVE
COPNOR
PORTSMOUTH
1946 – 1950
65 DELHI STREET
FRATTON
PORTSMOUTH
1950 – 1953
234 LOCKSWAY ROAD
MILTON
PORTSMOUTH
1953 – 1987
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[underlined] JOHN ALFRED WRIGHT. [/underlined]
[underlined] ENLISTED IN ROYAL AIR FORCE – [underlined] 15TH JANUARY 1929
[underlined] DISCHARGED [/underlined] 12TH OCTOBER 1948
[underlined] SERVICE NUMBER – [/underlined] 563242
[underlined] SERVED AT:- [/underlined]
3YRS 15/1/1929 – 5/1/1932 RAF HALTON, BUCKS.
2YRS 9M 5/1/1932 – 1/10/1934 RAF CALSHOT, HANTS.
2Y 7M 1/10/1934 – 6/5/1937824 (FSR) SQDN – H.M.S. HERMES.
VISITED – PORTSMOUTH, GIBRALTA, MALTA PORT SAID, SUEZ CANAL, ADEN, COLOMBO, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, AMOY, WEI-HAI-WEI, CHINWANGTAO, PORT ARTHUR, KOBE, NAGASAKI, KOGOSHIMA, DAIREN, CHEMULO, TSINGTAO, SHANGHAI, ILOILO, MACASSAR, BALI, SURABAYA, SINGAPORE, COLOMBO, ADEN, SUEZ CANAL, PORT SAID, MALTA, GIBRALTA, PORTSMOUTH.
3Y 8M 6/5/1937 – 7/1/1941 12 SQDN HE. (IN THE FIELD)
5/1937 – 5/1939 “ ANDOVER - HANTS
5/1939 – 9/1939 “ BICESTER – OXON
9/1939 – 12/1939 “ BERRY-AU-BAC – FRANCE
12/1939 – 5/1940 “ AMIFONTAINE – FRANCE
5/1940 – 6/1940 “ ECHEMINES – FRANCE
6/1940 – “ SOUGE – FRANCE
6/1940 – 7/1940 “ FINNINGLEY – YORKS.
7/1940 – 8/1940 “ BINBROOK – LINCS.
8/1940 – “ THORNEY ISLAND – HANTS.
8/1940 – 7/1/1941 “ EASTCHURCH – KENT.
1YRS 7M- 7/1/1941 – 8/9/1942 35 SQDN RAF LINTON ON OUSE – YORKS.
2YRS 6M. 8/9/1942 – 3/3/1945 35 SQDN RAF GRAVELEY – HUNTS.
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[underlined] H.M.S. HERMES. [/underlined]
NOV. 1934 PORTSMOUTH
GIBRALTA
MALTA
PORT SAID, SUES [sic] CANAL,
ADEN
COLUMBO (CEYLON)
[deleted] JAN [/deleted] SINGAPORE
4/1935 HONG KONG.
AMOY
7/1935 WEI-HAI-WEI
CHINWANGTAO
[deleted] 5/1936 [/deleted] PORT ARTHUR (ROYJUN)
[inserted] 5/1936 [/inserted] KOBE, [inserted] 5/1936 [/inserted] NAGASAKI, [inserted] [deleted] 5/193 [/deleted] [/inserted] KOGOSHIMA, [inserted] 7/1936 [/inserted] DAIREN
CHEMULO (KOREA)
[inserted] 8/1936 [/inserted] TSINGTAO – [inserted] 10/1936 [/inserted] SHANGHAI, [inserted] 10/1936 [/inserted] AMOY
[inserted] 1/1937 [/inserted] ILOILO (PHILIPPINES)
[deleted] CELEBES ( [/deleted] MACASSAR – (CELEBES)
BALI
SURABAYA (JAVA)
SINGAPORE
COLOMBO (CEYLON)
ADEN, [deleted] POR [/deleted] SUEZ CANAL
PORT SAID
MALTA
GIBRALTA
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22/7/1940
1/1/1943
8/6/1944
1/1/1946
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MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
22/7/1940
1/1/1943
8/6/1944
1/1/1946
6/5/1937 [underlined] 12 SQDN [/underlined] ANDOVER HANTS.
5/1939 BICESTER OXON
8/1939 BERRY-AU-BAC, FRANCE
12/1939 AMIFONTAINE, FRANCE
JAN/FEB 1940 DET. PERPIGNAN
5/1940 ECHEMINES, FRANCE
6/1940 SOUGE, FRANCE
6/1940 FINNINGLEY, YORKS
7/1940 BINBROOK LINCS
8/1940 THORNEY ISLAND HANTS.
8/1940 EASTCHURCH, KENT
9/1940 /9/1942 BINBROOK, LINCS.
[deleted] [underlined] H.M.S. HERME [/underlined] NOV 1934
GIBRALTA
MALTA
PORT SAID SUEZ CANAL RED SEA
ADEN
[inserted] 1934 [/inserted] COLUMBO (SRI LANKA)
[inserted] 1/1936 [/inserted] SINGAPORE
[inserted] 4/1935 3/1936 [/inserted] HONG KONG – AMOY – [inserted] 7/1935 [/inserted] WEI-HAI-WEI, CHINWANGTAO
[inserted] PORT ARTHUR (RYOJUN) 1936 – DAIREN – 7/1936 [/inserted] JAPAN – KOBE, NAGASAKI, KOGOSHIMA [deleted] CHINWANGTAO
CHINA – WEI-HAI-WEI, CHINWANGTAO [/deleted]
KOREA – CHEMULPO
CHINA – [inserted] 8/1936 [/inserted] TSINGTAO, [deleted] AMOY [/deleted] [inserted] 10/1936 [/inserted] SHANGHAI, [inserted] 10/936 [/inserted] AMOY
PHILIPPINES – [inserted] 1/1937 [/inserted] ILOILO
CELEBES. – MACASSAR
BALI
JAVA – SURABAYA
SINGAPORE
COLOMBO
ADEN, PORT SAID, MALTA, GIB. [/deleted]
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JOINED RAF. 15/[deleted]1/129 [/deleted] 1929 [underlined] NO. 563242 [/underlined]
[deleted] JOINED [/deleted] RAF 4/5/1931 19YR 9M.
3YR 15/1/1929 RAF HALTON
2YR 9M 5/1/1932 CALSHOT
2YR 6M 1/10/1934 824 (FSR) SQN HMS HERMES
1M 1/4/1937 [deleted] 12 [/deleted] H.M.S. HERMES
3YR 8M 6/5/1937 12 SQN HE. IN THE FIELD
1YR 7M 7/1/1941 35 SQN RAF LINTON ON OUSE YORKS.
2YR 6M. 8/1942 “ RAF GRAVELEY HUNTS
10M 3/3/1945 SHQ. GRAVELEY.
10D 14/1/1946 LPDC
15D 24/1/1946 ACSEA
1YR 2M. 11/2/1946 H.Q.(U) NO. 1 GROUP NO. 1 COMMUNICATIONS FLIGHT PERSHAWAR
2W 29/3/1947 BRD WORLI
5W 15/4/1947 UK.
2M 20/5/1947 IPHU
3M 5/7/1947 8042SE
5M 15/10/1947 ASWDU THORNEY ISLAND.
5M 26/5/1948 ASWDU HQ. BALLYKELLY
12/10/1948 DISCHARGE.
AIRCRAFT APPRENTICE [deleted] 31/12/31 [/deleted] 15/1/29
AC2 13/130
AC1
CORPORAL 1/1/39
TEMP SARGEANT [sic] 1/12/40
TEMP F. SARGEANT [sic] 1/9/42
SUBSTA F “ 2/47
LS & GC MEDAL
1939 – 45 STAR.
DEFENCE MEDAL
WAR MEDAL 1939 – 45
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10M 3/3/1945 – 14/1/1946 SHQ. RAF GRAVELEY – HUNTS.
10D 14/1/1946 – 24/1/1946 LPDC – INDIA
15D 24/1/1946 – 11/2/1946 ACSEA – INDIA
1YR. 2M 11/2/1946 – 29/3/1947 H.Q (U) NO. 1 GROUP – NO 1. COMMUNICATIONS FLIGHT, PERSHAWAR, INDIA.
2W 29/3/1947 – 15/4/1947 BRD, WORLI. (TRANSIT CAMP) INDIA BOMBAY
5W 15/4/1947 – 20/5/1947 U.K.
2M 20/5/1947 – 5/7/1947 IPHU.
3M 5/7/1947 – 15/10/1947 8042SE
5M 15/10/1947 – 26/5/1948 ASWDU. THORNEY ISLAND. HANTS
5M. 26/5/1948 – 12/10/1948 ASWDU HQ. BALLYKELLY, N/IRELAND
15/1/1929 – AIRCRAFT APPRENTICE
13/1/1930 – AC2.
- AC1.
1/1/1939 – CORPORAL
1/12/1940 – TEMP SARGEANT. [sic]
1/9/1942 – TEMP. FLIGHT SARGEANT. [sic]
2/1947 – SUBSTANTIVE FLIGHT SARGEANT. [sic]
LONG SERVICE & GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
1939 – 1945 STAR
DEFENCE MEDAL
1939 – 1945 WAR MEDAL
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES –
22/7/1940
1/1/1943
8/6/1944
1/1/1946
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12 SQDN
HAWKER HINDS – 1938 – FAIREY BATTLES
35 SQDN
HANDLEY PAGE HALIFAX, 3/1944 – LANCASTERS.

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“John Alfred Wright's life story,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 19, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15799.

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