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1. Name
John Leslie Llewellyn REES
2. Date Commissioned
1 September 1917
3. Date retired
Killed in aircraft accident 17 August 1926
4. Rank
Lieutenant RM
5. Awarded wings
14 June 1925
6. Flying schools
R.A.F Netheravon
R.A.F Leuchars
7. Aircraft types flown
Bomber/Reconnaissance, Torpedo
8. Squadrons
No record. Probably 421 Flight
9. Aircraft Carriers
Furious. 15 June 1925 to 11 January 1926
10. Senior Appointments
12. General
After the Great War during which he was still under training, he served in H.M.S. Emperor of India in the Black Sea during the Bolshevik rising in South Russia in 1919 and 1920. Subsequently he was serving in "Cleopatra" (Mediterranean Fleet) in 1924 when he was one of the first of 19 RM Officers to volunteer for flying duties in the Fleet Air Arm. After training at Netheravon and Leuchars he qualified as a Torpedo Pilot and was serving at R.A.F. Gosport when he was killed in a flying accident on 17 August 1926.
13. R.A.F Rank
Flying Officer