Twamley, Reginald John

Date of birth:
December 3rd, 1912 (Wandsworth/London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
October 24th, 1973
Service number:
29252
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Wing Commander Twamley flew on 66 operations with 166 Squadron and commanded the squadron from July 1943, being wounded in the leg during a sortie to Leipzig on 3rd December 1943.

Promotions:
13 March, 1931: Short Service Commission: Pilot Officer on Probation
13 March, 1932: Pilot Officer
13 October, 1932: Flying Officer
1 April, 1936: Flight Lieutenant
13 March, 1937: Transfer to the Reserve3 september 1939: Flight Lieutenant (recalled)
1 September, 1941: Temporary Squadron Leader
3 October, 1943: Squadron Leader (war sub)
1 January, 1944: Temporary Wing Commander
25 September, 1949: Extension of service for five years as Squadron Leader
9 May, 1954: Period of service extended by five years
15 September, 1959: Commision relinquished

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Wing Commander
Unit:
No. 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1944
Action:
Recmmendation:
"Wing Commander R.J. Twamley took over command of No.166 Squadron with effect from 3rd July 1943 since when he has completed 5 operational sorties. He has throughout his tour displayed great enthusiasm for his work and an outstandingly keen desire to take part in operational flights and engage the enemy on every possible occasion. On all occasions the primary target was bombed or mined and all attacks were carried out with consistent skill and courage. His operational leadership as Squadron Commander, has been of high order and has manifested itself in the consistent success of the Squadron and morale of the crews which has been maintained at a high level. The example that he has set full merits the non-immediate award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for which he is strongly recommended."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp.
Air Crew Europe Star

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