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1. Name
Berthold William KNOWLES
2. Date Commissioned
1 January 1919
3. Date retired
14 February 1950
Died 7 Febuary 1971
4. Rank
Lieut. Colonel
5. Awarded wings
April 1925
6. Flying schools
R.A.F. Netheravon 16 June 1924
R.A.F. Gosport 9 January 1925
7. Aircraft types flown
Torpedo/Spotter ego Fairey IIID
8. Squadrons
Not recorded. T.S. Flights in Eagle and Hermes
9. Aircraft Carriers
Argus 25 July 1925
Eagle 8 Febraury 1926 and 18 September 1926
Hermes 15 June 1926
10. Senior Appointments
None in F.A.A
11.Decorations
Defence medal and War medal
12. General
Bertie Knowles was one of the 19 RM Officers who volunteered for the FAA under AF.O. 1058/24 and who were on overlapping courses in 1924/25. They all served in First Line squadrons in China and the Mediterranean and helped form the nucleus of the revived Fleet Air Arm under the Trenchard - Keyes agreement of 1924.

He returned to Corps Duty on 10 August 1940 and thereafter served in GD appointment including I of SA and I of G.

He retired on 14 Febuary 1950 and died on 7 February 1971.

13. R.A.F Rank
Flight Lieutenant. 16 June 1924 to 9 August 1928