SQUIRES, PHILIP JAMES
|Service:||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Date of Birth:||13 April 1921|
|Place of Birth:||Sydney, NSW, Australia|
|Decorations:||Mentioned in Despatches|
|Units:||No. 2 Squadron, RAAF|
No. 32 Squadron, RAAF
No. 100 Squadron, RAAF
No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
Base Torpedo Unit, RAAF
General Reconnaissance School, RAAF
|24 May 1941||Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.|
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF.
|19 July 1941||Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.|
|23 July 1941||Posted to No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Temora.|
|15 November 1941||Posted to No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Deniliquin.|
|12 January 1942||Awarded Flying Badge.|
|2 April 1942||Promoted to Pilot Officer.|
|13 April 1942||Posted to Station Headquarters Laverton.|
|27 April 1942||Posted to the General Reconnaissance School, RAAF.|
|20 July 1942||Posted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.|
|2 October 1942||Promoted to Flying Officer.|
|26 April 1943||Posted to the Base Torpedo Unit, RAAF.|
|5 May 1943||Posted to No. 32 Squadron, RAAF.|
|20 November 1943||Posted to No. 1 Reserve Pool, RAAF.|
|23 November 1943||Posted to No. 100 Squadron, RAAF.|
|4 January 1944||Posted to No. 55 Operational Base Unit, RAAF.|
|9 January 1944||Posted to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.|
|2 April 1944||Promoted to Flight Lieutenant.|
|18 October 1944||Posted to No. 2 Personnel Depot, RAAF.|
|9 December 1944||Posted to the Air Armament & Gas School, RAAF.|
|17 September 1945||Posted to No. 2 Personnel Depot, RAAF.|
|25 September 1945||Discharged from Royal Australian Air Force.|
Mentioned in Despatches:
Flight Lieutenant SQUIRES was posted to No. 2 (G.R./B.) Squadron on 9th January, 1944, and has completed 258 hours of operational flying, comprising 15 strikes, 2 shipping sweeps and 18 other sorties.
At all times, he has displayed courage and determination in the face of the enemy, and as formation leader and flight commander has shown excellent leadership. By his consistent thoroughness on operations and sound discipline in the air, he has set an example to all members of the squadron.
World War 2 Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, SQUIRES PHILIP JAMES : Service Number - 411542 : Date of birth - 13 Apr 1921 : Place of birth - SYDNEY NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - SQUIRES HENRY, A9300, SQUIRES P J.
Record updated on 1 October 2018.
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