Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
Air Commodore D W F Bonham-Carter (16027)
David William Frederick
22 Feb 1901
r: 27 Feb 1953
d: 17 May 1974
– 8 Jun 1950, DFC – 23 Mar 1945, MiD
- 8 Jun 1944.
Dec 1921, Fg Off: 20 Jun 1923,
Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1928, Sqn Ldr: 1
Oct 1936, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1939,
(T) Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1941, Gp Capt: 1
Oct 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1951.
xx xxx 1920: Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.
Dec 1931: Appointed
to a Permanent Commission
Supernumerary, RAF Depot.
Pilot, No 6 Sqn.
Pilot, No 14 Sqn.
Pilot, Experimental Section, RAE.
Air Staff, HQ Wessex Bombing Area.
Attended RAF Staff College.
Flight Commander, No 30 Sqn.
Air/Admin Staff, HQ Iraq Command.
Test Pilot, A. & A.E.E.
Examiner/Pilot, Refresher Sqn, Central Flying School.
Seconded to RCAF.
Staff, HQ No 5 (Bomber) Group.
xx xxx xxxx: Officer Commanding, RAF Wigsley
xx xxx xxxx: Officer Commanding, No 1654 HCU/RAF Wigsley
31 Mar 1944: Officer Commanding, RAF Waddington.
9 Apr 1945: Supernumerary, HQ Transport Command
Officer Commanding, No 45 Wing/RAF Dorval.
Seconded to Ministry of Civil Aviation.
xx Jul 1949: Officer Commanding , RAF Brize Norton
AOC, AHQ Hong Kong.
After leaving Winchester, he entered Cranwell but
only completed the first term?, but still represented the College at Soccer.
Whilst OC of Waddington, he often flew as second pilot to newly arrived
captains, particularly those worried about the high casualty rate and usually on
the most demanding operations.
Whilst OC of Waddington, he often flew as second pilot to newly arrived captains, particularly those worried about the high casualty rate and usually on the most demanding operations.
In 1947 he joined the Council of the Nightingale Fund
and following retirement became Vice-President of the Anglo-Belgium Union in
1967 and President of the Newark Air Museum.
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