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Air Commodore Lionel H Greenman (79544)


Lionel Herbert   b: 24 Jun 1915                r:  2 Sep 1968                    d: xx Jun 2000

CBE - 12 Jun 1965, CEng, AFRAES

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 19 May 1940, Fg Off (WS): 1 Feb 1942 [19 May 1941], (T) Flt Lt: xx xxx xxxx, Act Sqn Ldr: 3 Jan 1945?, Flt Lt (WS):  3 Jul 1945, Act Wg Cdr: 10 May 1944?, Sqn Ldr (WS): 10 Nov 1944, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1945, Sqn Ldr: 1 Sep 1945 [granted 25 Feb 1947], Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1949, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1957, Act A/Cdre: 31 Jul 1961?, A/Cdre:  1 Jan 1963.

xx xxx 1936:            U/T Pilot, RAFVR (741149)

xx xxx xxxx:             Sergeant Pilot, No ? Sqn

19 May 1940:          Appointed to a Commission in the General Duties Branch, RAFVR

xx xxx xxxx:             Pilot, No ? Sqn (Blenheim)

 1 Feb 1942:            Transferred to the Technical Branch

xx xxx 1943:            Deputy Director of Technical Requirements, RAF Delegation Washington

 1 Sep 1945:            Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Technical Branch

xx xxx 1949:            ? - RAF Henlow

xx xxx 1950:            ? - RAF Upwood

xx xxx 1953             ? - Guided Weapons in El Paso, USA

xx xxx 1954:            ? - USAF Wright Field, Dayton Ohio, USA

 3 Apr 1956:            Deputy Director, Directorate of Operational Requirement (C)

xx xxx 1959:            Officer Commanding, No.30 Maintenance Unit, RAF Sealand

31 Jul 1961:             Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Far East Air Force

30 May 1964:          Senior Air Staff Officer, RAF Signals Command

13 Sep 1965:           Senior Engineering Staff Officer, HQ Maintenance Command

He worked for a number of years for INTELSAT as UK Alternate in Post Office Telecommunications until 1972.

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