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Name: WEBB-BOWEN, Tom Ince CB, CMG (Air Vice-Marshal), Sir

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Nee: bro of William Ince Webb-Bowen, son of Thomas Ince Webb-Bowen

Birth Date: 17 Jan 1879 Tenby

Death Date: 29 Oct 1956 Haverfordwest

First Date: 1927

Profession: Senior Commander, RAF

Married: In Chelsea 27 Nov 1919 Violet Louise Hadley b. 16 Mar 1900 Johannesburg, d. 1970 Kingston upon Thames

Children: Angela (Drake) (16 Apr 1930); Hugh William Hadley (1921 London-1998); Newton (15 Feb 1928)

Book Reference: Debrett, Aero

War Service: RAF

General Information:

Debrett - formerly Major and Brevet Col. Bedfordshire and Herts. Regt; now Air Vice-Marshal RAF; N-W Frontier of India 1902, Somaliland 1904, European War 1914-18 (despatches, CB, CMG, Brevet Col. Mil. Order of Savoy, Legion of Honour, Orders of St. Anne of Russia and Leopold of Belgium), N-W Frontier of India 1920-21; appointed to Command Inland Area 1924, and Middle East, Egypt 1926. Aero - Vice-Patron of Aero Club of East Africa in 1927
Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2 July 1912 Brooklands
Wikipedia: After the war he was appointed Air Officer Commanding South Eastern Area and then Air Officer Commanding RAF India.He was appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 3 Group in 1923, Air Officer Commanding Inland Area in 1924 and Air Officer Commanding Middle East Command in 1925. He then went on to be Air Member for Personnel in 1930 and Air Officer Commanding Wessex Bombing Area in 1931 before retiring on 26 September 1933. He was recalled during the Second World War to be Duty Air Commodore in the Operations Room at Headquarters Fighter Command.

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