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Capt/Flt Lt MRN Jennings MC.AFC


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I am researching MRN Jennings, who was a WW1 pilot !

Does anybody have any service info about this officer ?

Does anybody have any details about Special Reserve service ?

21 sept 1916
2nd Lt. M. R. N. Jennings, Spec. Res.
4th Oct. 1916
From Wing Instrs. in Gunnery (graded as
Flight Comdrs.)—5th June 1917 : —
2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) M. R. N. Jennings,
Spec. Res., and to retain his temp, rank
whilst so empld.

Flight Comdrs.—From Flying Officers, and to
be temp. Capts. whilst so empld. : —
Lt. M. R. N. Jennings, Spec. Res. 20th
Mar. 1918, with seniority from 27th May
1917.
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Also looks like he may have been able to return to flying duties in WW2,as he was transferred back to the general duties list !

Fig. Offs. to be transfd. to the Gen. Duties
M. R. N. JENNINGS (82822). 2oth Aug. 1942.

Flight Lieutenants retaining their rank :—

M. R. N. JENNINGS, M.C., A.F.C. (82822).

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Thanks Graeme - I did not expect to see one of his medal cards and citation.

I dont suppose you have the citation for his AFC do you ?

rgds baz

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His Military record is in AIR 76/257/66 which can be downloaded from the National Archives

He received RAeC certificate 223 on a Bristol biplane at Salisbury 4.6.12

He is shown as resigning a previous commission on 8.2.13 (Gazette 13.963) from a probationary 2Lt 11.9.12 (Gazette 12.6700)

At 3.16 under instruction at 2RS Brooklands

At 4.10.16 to be Wing Instructor in Gunnery

At 4.1.17 Wing Instructor at Sch of Aerial Gunnery (attached 8Wg HQ York)

At 1.18 a Flying Officer with 19Sq

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His Military record is in AIR 76/257/66 which can be downloaded from the National Archives

He received RAeC certificate 223 on a Bristol biplane at Salisbury 4.6.12

He is shown as resigning a previous commission on 8.2.13 (Gazette 13.963) from a probationary 2Lt 11.9.12 (Gazette 12.6700)

Thanks nieuport - I had wondered about the gap in service/promotions etc

I have downloaded the NA file,he volunteered for the RAFVR in 1940 so I wonder if that file would also be available from NA - I will have to have a look !

thanks again rgds baz

Hi Baz,

Sorry I have only MC awards,

Regards,

Graeme

Thanks Graeme - it was a lovely surprise just to see the MC citation.

rgds baz

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AFCs were awarded without citation. The award to Jennings was one of 244 announced in the "Peace Gazette" of 3 June 1919 (London Gazette number 31170, pages 7032 to 7035) under the heading:

Air Ministry,

Strand, London, W.C.2.

3rd June, 1919.


His Majesty The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards to Officers and Other Ranks of the Royal Air Force, in recognition of distinguished services rendered during the war:—

the recipients are then listed alphabetically by surname; the award to Jennings appears on page 7033.

The citation for his Military Cross appears in London Gazette number 30901, page 10971.

Graeme

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AFCs were awarded without citation. The award to Jennings was one of 244 announced in the "Peace Gazette" of 3 June 1919 (London Gazette number 31170, pages 7032 to 7035) under the heading:

Graeme

Thanks for all that info Graeme,my knowledge of WW1 is quite limited but I am learning ! With much help from you all on here !

rgds baz

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