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Air Commodore H J Collins (08246)


Harold John                  b: 17 Aug 1894                     r: 10 Apr 1948                     d: 27 Jun 1969

CBE - 1 Jan 1946.

(RAF):- 2 Lt: 11 Apr 1918, Plt Off: 1 Aug 1919 [11 Apr 1918], Fg Off: 24 Oct 1919, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1923, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1933, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1940, Act A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1942?, Gp Capt (WS): 1 Jan 1943, A/Cdre: Retained.

11 Apr 1918:           Observer, RAF

24 Oct 1919:           Awarded Short Service Commission in the rank of Observer Officer.

28 Jan 1920:            Observer, No 31 Sqn.

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27 Nov 1920:          Admin Staff, HQ No 11 (Irish) Wing.

17 Feb 1922:           Staff, HQ No 11 Wing.

 4 Apr 1923:            U/T Pilot/Observer?, No 100 Sqn.

16 Feb 1925:           Staff, RAF Kenley. (set up SHQ prior to arrival of first OC)

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25 May 1927:          Personnel Staff, HQ Iraq Command.

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 9 Jan 1929:             Flight Commander, No 101 Sqn.

 1 Oct 1931:            Personnel Staff, HQ ADGB.

 6 Jul 1932:              Personnel Staff, HQ Fighting Area.

20 Dec 1933:           Staff, RAF Base, Gosport.

 6 May 1935:           RAF Staff, HMS Courageous.

 9 Feb 1936:            Air Staff, HQ RAF Mediterranean.

31 Aug 1936:           Personnel Staff, HQ Coastal Command.

 5 Dec 1937:            Supernumerary, HQ No 6 (Auxiliary) Group.

 2 Jan 1938:             Staff Officer, Directorate of Personal Services. (W/C - G/C)

 

 1 Jul 1942:              Deputy Air Member for Personnel (RAF), Ottawa.

xx xxx 1946:            Deputy Director of Personal Services.

Retired as Wing Commander retaining Air Commodore.

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