Capt George Andrew Riddle Slimming RAF

1888 Apr 17 . Born Woolwich London

1891 census at 1, Florence Villas, Montague Road, Leyton

1901 census at School House, Wethersfield, Essex

1909 Apr 21. Enlisted as a Sapper in RE for 3 years in Colours. And later extended to 7 Years

1911 Mar 2. Bought himself out for 18 pounds

1911 census at Boys Home Infirmary Standon Eccleshall Staffordshire

1914 Nov 2. Commissioned temp 2nd Lt

1915 Jan 24. Married at St Dunstan in the East London England to Sarah Carrie Salmons by Special Licence

1915 Aug 6. Promoted Lt. George A R Slimming, in Army Cyclist Corps, from 9th East Surrey Regt.

1916 Jun 26 Promoted Lt

1917 Aug 3. The undermentioned to be Adjts . and actg . Capts. , with pay and allowances of Lts. while so empld. : — Temp . Lt. G.A.R. Slimming

1918 Mar 18. Army Cyclist Corps. Temp. Lt. G.A. R. Slimming relinquishes the actg . rank of Capt . on ceasing to be empld . as Adjt.

1918 Sep 7. Transfers to RAF as Lt

RAF Service record

1919 May 8. Transferred to RAF unemployed list

1920 Aug 6. Joined ADRIC on what looks like a form 3 transfer (given the lack of info, and the fact that it is in a block of form 3 transfers. Joined ADRIC with service no 239. while was allocated incorrectly to the same man but as ADRIC no 158 to George Andrew Riddle

1920 Aug 10. Posted to ? Coy

1920 Nov 2. "Resigned at own request"

1924 Teacher registration at Vanbrugh Castle School, funded by RAF benevolent fund. The Fund held that the future of the boys was primarily determined by their own abilities. In reality the school provided a roof, a bed and the institutional care of a superintendent and matron, Captain and Mrs G.A.R. Slimming. The Fund hoped that in due course the boys would join the Royal Air Force and thus furnish the service with a supply of men.

1939 Register at Schoolmaster, Controller R A F Memorial School, Westcombe Park Road , Greenwich, London. Wife Carrie

1940 Feb 28. Commissioned into Royal Artillery, 157542 George Andrew Riddle Slimming .

1964 Jun. Died Salisbury, Wilts aged 76