Charles Roderick Carr

1892 Aug 31. Born Fielding New Zealand

1915 Balloon Officer, No 6 Kite Balloon Section

C R Carr

Takes pilots certificate 14 March 1916

1919 serves in RAF in Russia commanding no 2 squadron, one of the three Slavo-British Squadrons ended up sharing the airfield at Bereznik.

1919 Jun 17. He won DFC over Puchega ( Russia) On the l7th June, 1919, this officer flew a scout machine over the enemy aerodrome at Puchega, at an average height of only 50 feet, for thirty minutes. During this time he succeeded in setting fire to a Nieuport enemy machine, to a hangar which contained three aeroplanes (all of which were destroyed), drove all the personnel off the aerodrome, and killed some of the mechanics.

1919 Oct 21. Put on Unemployed List of RAF

1919 Nov 15 in the Lithuanian army and assigned to the aviation part.

1919 11 28-1920 02 18 acting director of the Aviation Commander.

1920 02 12 released from the army.

1921 Carr was part of Shackletons 1921 expedition Of the newcomers, Roderick Carr, a New Zealand-born Royal Air Force pilot, was hired to fly the expedition's aeroplane, an Avro "Antarctic" Baby: an Avro Baby modified as a seaplane with an 80-horse power engine. He had met Shackleton in North Russia, and had recently been serving as Chief of Staff to the Lithuanian air force. And is listed here as being in command of Lithuanian airforce 1919-1920.

1922 Sep 19. Granted a Short Service Commission in the rank of Flying Officer. Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

1923 Feb 12  Air Staff, HQ Inland Area.

1926 Jul 10. Air Staff, HQ ADGB.

1927 May 20 During the 1920's a number of route proving/record breaking flights were carried out by the RAF.  Due to the original co-pilot/navigator being taken ill, Carr was selected to replace him.  With Sqn Ldr Gayford as pilot they set a new non-stop distance record of 3400 miles flying the Fairey Long Range Monoplane from Cranwell to the Persian Gulf, between 20 and 23 May 1927.

1928 Dec 17.  Flight Commander, No 9 Sqn. (Virginia – Upavon)

1929 Apr 27. CFI, No 4 FTS.

1933 Feb 8.  Adjutant, RAF Depot Middle East.  

1934 Aug 8 . Staff/Instructor?, RAF Gosport

1937 Jan 18. Officer Commanding, FAA Units - HMS Eagle

1939 May. Officer Commanding, RAF Brize Norton.

1939 Aug. Advanced Air Striking Force.

1940 Jan 26 Officer Commanding, No 61 Group

1940 Aug 1. AOC, HQ RAF in Northern Ireland.

1941 Jul 26. AOC, No 4 Group.

1945 Jun. Deputy Chief of Staff (Air), Supreme HQ Allied Expeditionary Force.

1945 Aug. Air Marshal Commanding, HQ Base Air Forces South East Asia.

1946 Apr 1.AOC in C, AHQ India.

1947 Jan 7- 1950 Jan 30. Divisional Controller, London & South East Division - Ministry of Civil Aviation

1947 Feb 14. appointed King of Arms to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Parcell Rees Bowen