Cap - RAF 1919/20

Object Id: 
0051
Description: 
Cap awarded to Ira "Taffy" Jones
Info: 
James Ira Thomas "Taffy" Jones was 'one of the RAF's most decorated flying aces' during the Great War. He won several awards and decorations; being awarded the Military Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross and bar and the Distinguished Service Order. Jones recorded 37 victories in just 3 months whilst flying the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a during the First World War-including a spell of six in eleven days. Jones was recommissioned after the outbreak of the Second World War, and flew briefly during the Battle of Britain. Jones played Rugby for the RAF on four occasions: at scrum-half v Royal Navy (3-12) in 1920 and at fly-half v Army (26-3) in 1921, v Royal Navy (6-9) and v Army (8-23) in 1922. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43569955
Season: 
Category: 
Object Status: 
CAC Collection
Donated By: 
Presented by Wing Commander Ira ‘Taffy’ Jones
Keywords: 

Help Us

If you have any information about this please contact us quoting the Id No. of the object.