Rootes Group and Mordaunt Bannerman

Submitted by Martin02 on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 00:17

Dear all,

I'm researching Mordaunt Francis Bannerman (22 December 1907 to 7 March 1973), head of car manufacturer Rootes Group in Hong Kong in the late 1960s. He was related by marriage to Sir John Walsham, envoy to China from 1885 to 1892.

Darryl Lundy has an excellent write up on his The Peerage site. 

Thanks for any advice.

Some WWII related information


Mordaunt Francis Bannerman


Service Number: 77349

Rank: Pilot Officer in Royal Air Force

Seniority Date: 22nd April 1940


He served in the General Duties Branch (Air Gunner) Pilot Officer. 1940. On Probation.

Serving on the Active List of The R.A.F. (R.A.F.V.R.)


Source: UK Air Force List 1940


(The Active List is a list of officers who have retired before the end of their expected service period. They may carry out general duties and can still be called upon and deployed in times of crisis.
These duties could include (but are not limited to):
- Duties at Staff Headquarters
- Duties at the War Office
- Territorial Force Duties
- Training Courses)



Officer Released from the Active List. Officer of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Rank: War Substantive Flight Lieutenant

Primary Unit: General Duties Branch

Secondary Unit: Air Gunners

Seniority Date: 22nd April 1942


Source: UK Air Force List September 1942 and July 1943