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Great Britain: 1930's - WW2 ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR COMMODORE'S FULL DRESS TUNIC. Air Force blue wool tunic, stiff stand-up collar decorated with gold lace and gold wire, gold lace Air Commodore rank insignia on bottom part of both sleeves, gold and silver wire embroidered pilot wing, gold wire eagle and Tudor Crown on each shoulder, gold wire decoration around shoulder buttons, seven RAF gilt buttons. On inside collar at back is maker's label Hawkes & Co. ltd 1 Seville Row W. and written on label 'Air Commodore J.C. Quinnell, 04/09/35'. Fol#524. It comes with a Royal Air Force gold and light blue twisted wire aiguillette (ADC appointment). Fine EF. C/W full dress belt with buckle and sword hanger. Air Commodore John Charles Quinella was born on 7th January 1891 and was educated at Royal School, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. He was commissioned in RA in 1914 and seconded to RFC in 1915 and was transferred to RAF in 1918. While serving in WW1 he was mentioned in dispatches and received a DFC as a Major, LG 01/01/1919. During the war he was at RAF Staff College in 1914, at Imperial Defence College in 1929, was AOC No. 6 Auxiliary Group from 1935-38 and of No. 6 Group in 1939. In WWII he was a Senior Air Staff Officer, Advanced Air Striking Force from 1939-1940.