Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Flying Officer Charles Ronald Albert Howe

Service No & Branch 2393 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Nov 1922 Commissioned: 29 Mar 1943 Course: 16 Course
Service End: Retired on 09 Aug 1947 / Died on 01 Apr 2012
Remarks : Joined RAAF - http://www.memorial.act.gov.au/search/person/howe-charles-ronald-albert
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Mar 1944
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
10 Jan 1944 - 23 May 1946Fg OffrNo.9 Squadron, RIAFBhopal To 3Sqn
01 Jul 1946 - Fg OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFYelahanka Sports
01 Sep 1946 - 01 Jun 1947Fg OffrNo.7 Squadron, RIAF demob Fm 1Sqn
 
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Note Note added: 2018-06-24
Ron was born in 1922. He matriculated to Cambridge University to study Engineering but was unable to attend due to the start of World War II.

Instead, he enlisted in the Royal Indian Air Force and saw out the war.

In 1947, with India's independance looming he migrated to Perth, Western Australia.

He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in March 1949.

He met Ellayne Rankin and won her heart at a dance at the Lady Denman Hall, Manuka, Canberra christmas 1949 and they married in July 1950. Six weeks later he shipped out to Japan to fly combat missions over Korea.

He was decorated for his service, being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the United States Air Medal.

He endured a career in the Commonwealth Public Service before retiring in 1984 and passed away in 2012.


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