Ian Percy Albert ALLEN AFC

ALLEN, Ian Percy Albert

Service Numbers: 315, O374
Enlisted: 8 October 1934, Laverton, Victoria
Last Rank: Wing Commander
Last Unit: Tasmanian Air Training Corps (RAAF)
Born: Portarlington, Victoria, 8 June 1915
Home Town: Balwyn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Hobart, Tasmania, 14 January 1985, aged 69 years
Cemetery: Privately Cremated
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Non Warlike Service

8 Oct 1934: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 315, Laverton, Victoria
1 Jun 1939: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer

World War 2 Service

31 Mar 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 315, 1 Service Flying Training School, Empire Air Training Scheme

Non Warlike Service

20 Feb 1970: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN O374, Tasmanian Air Training Corps (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...O374 Pilot Officer Ian Allen, RAAF. A clerk in several government departments prior to enlisting in the RAAF on 8 October 1934, PO Allen trained as a pilot in 1937. PO Allen was a flying instructor at the No 1 Service Flying Training School in Point Cook during the Second World War and was awarded an Air Force Cross in 1944. He remained in the RAAF until his retirement on 20 February 1970." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)