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Loverseed, John Eric

    Date of birth:
    December 4th, 1910 (Norfolk, Great Britain)
    Date of death:
    1962
    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    John Eric Loverseed was born on December 4th, 1910 as the son of politician John Frederick Loverseed and Catherine Annie Loverseed-Thurman. He was educated at the Sudbury Grammar School and entered the Royal Air Force in 1929. Her served in the Middle East. He left operational service in 1934 and was placed on the list of Reserve Officers.
    During the Psanish Civil War he served as a pilot with the Republican Air Force in which he was wounded in January 1937.
    As a result of his involvement in the Spanish Civil War he was expelled from the Reserve Officers list.

    In 1939 he rejoined the Royal Air Force, this time as NCO. He served with Anti-Aircraft unit and as pilot with No. 501 Squadron.
    He left the service in 1943 when he was elected as a member of parliament.. He was expelled form the Labour Party in July 1945 and became a pacifist after World War Two.

    Promotions:
    April 13th, 1929: Pilot Officer on probation;
    April 13th, 1930: Pilot Officer;
    October 13th, 1930: Flying Officer;
    October 1941: Warrant Officer.

    Career:
    1929 - 1934: Pilot Royal Air Force;
    July 29th, 1935: Transfer Class C;
    December 1936 - February 1937: Republican Air Force Spain;
    December 23rd, 1937: Removed from RAF Service;
    November 1939: Royal Air Force;
    May 20th, 1940: No. 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (AACU);
    May 21st, 1940: No. 501 Squadron;
    August 29th, 1940: No. 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (AACU);
    April 1943: Discharge RAF, Member of Parliament.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Warrant Officer
    Awarded on:
    January 1st, 1943
    Details:
    LG 35841/34.
    Air Force Cross

    Sources

    • - The London Gazette of 18th November 1930, Issue 33662
      - The London Gazette of 7th July 1936, Issue 34302
      - The London Gazette of 4th January 1938, Issue 34470
      - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 29th December 1942, Issue 35841, dated 1st January 1943