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Brigadier-General John Harold Whitworth Becke CMG DSO AFC (17 September 1879 – 7 February 1949) was an infantry officer in the Second Boer War and commander in the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. He transferred to the RAF on its creation on 1 April 1918 as a temporary Brigadier-General. He retired from the RAF in 1920.

He was born in Liverpool on 17 September 1879 and as a Captain in the Sherwood Foresters seconded to the Royal Flying Corps he was awarded his Royal Aero Club aviators certificate on 18 June 1912 flying a Bristol Biplane at Brooklands.[1]

Honours and awards

References

  1. Royal Aero Club record card #236
Military offices
New title
Squadron established
Commanding Officer No. 6 Squadron RFC
1914 – 1915
Succeeded by
G S Shephard
Preceded by
Sir Tom Ince Webb-Bowen
Commanding Officer No. 2 Squadron RFC
1915
Succeeded by
C F de S Murphy
Preceded by
E B Ashmore
Brigadier-General Commanding 4th Brigade RFC
1917
Brigade disbanded
Preceded by
Sir Tom Ince Webb-Bowen
Brigadier-General Commanding 2nd Brigade RFC
1917
Succeeded by
Sir Tom Ince Webb-Bowen

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