Gerald Alfred Body, Buffs

1892 Oct 29 Born Steyning, Sussex

1901 census at Boarding School at 9, Arnold House, Hove

1911 census at Manor Farm East Malling

1915 Aug 15 Landed in Mesopotamia

1918 Mar 16. The undermentioned, from Officer Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lts.: E. Kent R— Gerald Alfred Body.

1918 Nov 3. The undermentioned are granted temp commns. as 2nd Lts. (O.): —. G. A. Body (2nd Lt., E. Kent R., T.F.).

1919 Sep 16. 5th Bn., The Buffs.—2nd Lt. G. A. Body to be Lt.

1920 Oct 8. Joins ADRIC with service no 681. Posted to E Coy

1921 Jan 8 to 21 Jan on Medical Leave

1921 Mar 12 Posted to C Coy.

1921 Apr 8. Posted to Q Coy

1921 Apr 11. Wounded in Attack on LNWR Hotel . Admitted to Hospital.

1921 May 11 , released from hospital

1921 May 19 Medical Leave

1921 Jun 16. End of Medical Leave

1921 Mar 3. The Buffs. Lt G A Body is Restd

1921 Apr 11. Register reports him being wounded

1921 Apr 5. Air Ministry. The undermentioned 2nd Lts relinquishes their temporary commissions on appointment to the T.F and are permitted to retain their ranks:- Gerald Alfred Body

1922 Jan 16 Discharged on the demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Jan 21. As a result of the gunshot injuries he received following the attack on the North Wall L&NWR Hotel, T/C Body was awarded £180 compensation

1925, RAF Bawdsey Felixstowe Suffolk

1932. RAF Upper Heyford Oxford

1935 Family in married quarters RAF Mancot Flintshire

1937 RAF Ismailia

1940 Jun 15. Flight Sergeants 352463 Gerald Alfred Body ( 43819)

The London Gazette, 30 September 1941 5661

1941 Jun 15. Undermentioned Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in their appointments and promoted to the war substantive rank of Flying Officer:- (Seniority 6th June 1941) Gerald Alfred Body (43819)

1942 Sep 1. Flg Officers. To be Flight Lts. (tempy) 1st September 1942:- G.A.Body (43819)

1946 Jan 1. Confirmation and Promotions:- Accounts Branch Promotion:- Flt Lt (temp) G A Body (43819) is granted the rank of Flt.Lt (war subs)

1947 Nov 1. Special Branch. The undermentioned are granted the substantive rank of flight Lieutenant 1st Nov. 1947 with the seniorities stated: G A Body (43819) 1st Sept. 1945

1948 Feb 6. Retirement. Flight Lieutenant G A Body (43819) (at own request) retaining the rank of Squadron Leader

1989 Died Worthing age 97