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Air Commodore T A Bennett (607005)


Thomas Arthur                        b: 21 Dec 1928           r: 1 Jan 1984  d: 10 Dec 2020

CBE 31 Dec 1983 (OBE 12 Jun 1976).

Plt Off: 27 Jul 1949, Fg Off: 27 Jul 1950 [27 Jul 1949], Flt Lt: 27 Jan 1952 (reduced to 27 Jul 1952), Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1960, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1967, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1976, Act A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1981, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1982.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Flight Cadet, RAF College Cranwell

27 Jul 1949:                 Granted a Permanent Commission.

27 Jul 1949:                 Attended No ? OCU?

xx xxx 1949:                Pilot, No ? Sqn (Hastings)

 1 Jul 1953:                  Forfeited seniority to 27 Jul 1952

xx xxx xxxx:                 Pilot, No 511 Sqn

xx xxx xxxx:                 Attended Instructors' Course, CFS

xx xxx xxxx:                 QFI, RAF Cranwell

xx xxx 1956:                Converted to Helicopters

xx xxx 1957:                Pilot, No 155 Sqn (Whirlwinds - Malaya)

xx xxx 1960:                 Attended Guided Weapons Course

xx xxx xxxx:                  Training Officer, Bloodhound

xx xxx 1962:                 Seconded to Sudan Air Force

xx xxx xxxx:                  Officer Commanding, Operations Wing, RAF Lyneham

30 Jun 1969:                Staff, Directorate of Operational Requirements (2)/Systems and Weapon Requirements.

 8 Apr 1974:                Officer Commanding, Operations Wing,  RAF Aldergrove/Deputy Senior RAF Officer, Northern Ireland.

 9 Aug 1976:                Deputy Director of Organisation and Admin Plans.

30 Jan 1979:                Officer Commanding, RAF Sek Kong.

 1 Jul 1981:                  Director of Quartering.

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