John Bradley (RAF officer)

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Sir John Bradley
Royal Air Force Maintenance Command, 1939-1945. CH5017.jpg
Air Marshal J S T Bradley
Born (1888-04-11)11 April 1888
Cork, Ireland
Died 6 January 1982(1982-01-06) (aged 93)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army (1914–18)
Royal Air Force (1918–45)
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held Maintenance Command (1938–42)
RAF Northolt (1930–31)
No. 14 Squadron (1921–24)
Battles/wars First World War
Second World War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Mentioned in Despatches
Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (Poland)

Air Marshal Sir John Stanley Travers Bradley, KCB, CBE (11 April 1888 – 6 January 1982) was a senior Royal Air Force officer who became Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Maintenance Command.

RAF career[edit]

Bradley served with the East Yorkshire Regiment and then the Machine Gun Corps during the First World War, transferring to the Royal Air Force in August 1918.[1] He was appointed Officer Commanding No. 14 Squadron in 1921 and Station Commander at RAF Northolt in 1930.[1] Promoted to group captain in July 1931,[2] Bradley went on to be Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters Wessex Bombing Area in November 1931, Director of Equipment at the Air Ministry in 1935, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Maintenance Command in 1938.[1] He continued in that role during the Second World War, though he moved on to be Deputy Air Member for Supply & Organisation in 1942 before retiring at the end of the war.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
New post
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Maintenance Command
Succeeded by
Sir Grahame Donald