Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
b: 14 Aug 1918
r: 18 Sep 1968
d: 28 Oct 1988
–24 Jul 1945, DFC – 16 Nov 1943, BA.
2 Lt: 25 Aug
(RAFVR): Plt Off: 13 May 1940, Fg Off (WS): 13 May 1941, Flt Lt (WS): 13 May 1942, Act Sqn Ldr: xx Aug 1944,
Flt Lt: 26 Mar 1946 [1 Sep
Ldr: 1 Aug 1947, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul
1954, Act Gp Capt: 21
Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1960,
Act A/Cdre: 17 May 1963 - 12 Nov 1965,
xx xxx xxxx: Attended RMA, Woolwich
25 Aug 1938: Officer, Royal Engineers
13 May 1940: Granted a Temporary Commission in the RAF
xx xxx xxxx: Flight Commander, No 16 Sqn.
Officer Commanding, No 16 Sqn.
1946: Appointed to a
Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (retaining rank current at the time)
[wef 1 Sep 1945]
[wef 1 Sep 1945]
Attended Course No 16, RAF Staff College (Overseas), Haifa.
Air Attaché, Budapest.
Officer Commanding, No 23 Sqn.
21 Sep 1959: Staff Officer, Department of the CAS.
2 Oct 1961
Officer Commanding, RAF Leuchars.
May 1963: Air Attaché, Moscow.
4 Apr 1966: Assistant Commandant, RAF Staff College, Andover.
9 Dec 1966 - xx xxx xxxx: ADC to The Queen
Originally commissioned into the Royal Engineers, he
was seconded to the RAF in 1940, eventually transferring permanently.
Flying in Army Co-operation/Tactical Support squadrons, in 1944 he was
appointed to command No 16 Squadron flying Spitfire PR XI, LFIX and PR XIX as
part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force.
Following his return from Budapest, he returned to
operational flying in command of No 23 Squadron equipped with Venom NF2 and 3
Promoted to Act Air Commodore in 1963, he became Air
Attaché to Moscow, although on his return to the UK he reverted to his
substantive rank of Group Captain as Assistant Commandant at the Staff College,
Andover, becoming the last holder of the post prior to its amalgamation with the
similar establishment at Bracknell to form a single RAF Staff College again.
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