John Tremayne Babington
|Sir John Tremayne Babington|
Air Commodore Babington
|Born||20 July 1891|
|Died||20 March 1979(aged 87)|
|Service/branch||Royal Navy (1908–18)
Royal Air Force (1918–44)
|Years of service||1908–44|
|Commands held||Technical Training Command (1941–43)
Far East Command (1938–41)
No. 24 Group (1936–38)
RAF Halton (1934–36)
RAF Gosport (1927–28)
No. 7 Squadron RNAS (1917–19)
|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
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches
Knight of the Legion of Honour (France)
Croix de guerre (France)
Air Marshal Sir John Tremayne Babington, KCB, CBE, DSO, DL (20 July 1891 – 20 March 1979) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force. In 1944, he retired and the following year changed his name to Tremayne, his mother's maiden name, to avoid confusion with his younger brother. He was the elder brother of Philip Babington.
Babington was commissioned as a Midshipman in the Royal Navy in 1908. During the First World War, Babington was a member of the Royal Naval Air Service. He participated in the air raid on the Friedrichshaven Airship Factory, Germany on 21 November 1914. On 2 January 1920, Babington was removed from the Navy List and awarded a permanent commission in the Royal Air Force. He was appointed Station Commander at RAF Gosport in 1927 and went on to be a Station Commander in Iraq in January 1929 before becoming British Air Representative to the League of Nations in November 1929. He became Station Commander of RAF Halton and Commandant, No. 1 School of Technical Training in 1934, Air Officer Commanding No. 24 Group in 1936 and Air Officer Commanding, RAF Far East Command in 1938.
- "Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - Air Marshal Sir John Babington/Tremayne". Retrieved 14 Aug 2017.
- "Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation – Air Marshal Sir John Babington". rafweb.org. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
- Service Aviation Flight International, 24 June 1943
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