Flight Lieutenant Laurie Raymond Jones

Service number 421224
Birth Date 24 May 1922
Birth Place New Zealand: North Island, Auckland
Death Date 21 July 2014
Final Rank Flight Lieutenant
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Unit No. 160 Squadron (RAF)
Place Auckland
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1945-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1945-11-15
Description

Flight Lieutenant Laurie Raymond Jones enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 31 January 1942, after previously serving with the Citizens Military Forces. He trained as a pilot in Canada as part of the Empire Air Training Scheme, and went on to serve in the Caribbean. Flight Lieutenant Jones later transferred to 160 Squadron and served in India and Ceylon. On 30 October 1945, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for completion of an outstanding tour of operational missions. Flight Lieutenant Jones was discharged on 2 January 1946.

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    No. 160 Squadron (RAF)
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Flight Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    30 October 1945 on page 5283 at position 2
    Commonwealth Gazette
    15 November 1945 on page 2459 at position 13
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945

Timeline

Date of birth 24 May 1922
Date of enlistment 31 January 1942
Date of discharge 02 January 1946
Date of death 21 July 2014