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John Farthing attended Brentwood Grammar School. He joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice in January 1928 and passed out in December 1930 as a Metal Rigger. He later applied for pilot training and was selected.
Farthing joined 235 Squadron on 2nd June 1940.
He was posted to Boscombe Down on 21st July 1940 and his subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was made an MBE (gazetted 1st January 1946) as a Warrant Officer. The citation said it was for services rendered in Jui, West Africa.