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1. Name
Cecil Francis Lovell HOLFORD
2. Date Commissioned
1 January 1919
3. Date retired
1 March 1948
4. Rank
Lieut. Colonel
5. Awarded wings
8 January 1926
6. Flying schools
R.A.F Netheravon 12 January 1925 - 9 August 1925
R.A.F Leuchars 10 August 1925 - 20 January 1926
7. Aircraft types flown
Reece - Spotter. D.H.9A
8. Squadrons
None
9. Aircraft Carriers
None
10. Senior Appointments
None
11.Decorations
DSO - R.M. Service 6 September 1940 (withdrawal from Calais and Boulogne)
1935/45 War medals incl. Africa and Italy and Defence medals
12. General

Holford was one of the 19 RM Officers who volunteered for flying under AF.O. 1058/24. Unfortunately after gaining his wings he was involved in a serious air crash and his injuries resulted in him being forced to return to Corps Duties.

He retired on 1 March 1948 and died on 21 September 1976

13. R.A.F Rank
Flying Officer. 12 January 1925