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Air Vice-Marshal Sir George Laing


Sir George LaingGeorge             b: 11 Nov 1884                             r: xx xxx 1945                                  d:  1 Apr 1956

KCB 1 Jan 1945 (CB 1 Jul 1941), CBE 4 Jun 1928 (OBE 1 Jan 1919).

(Army): - Pte: 30 Nov 1904, L/Cpl: 17 Apr 1905, Sgt:  4 Apr 1906, Flt Sgt: 18 May 1914, Sgt Maj: 11 Aug 1914, (H) Lt: 21 Sep 1915, (T) Capt: 26 Apr 1916, (T) Maj: 1 Nov 1916.

(RAF): - (T) Lt Col [Maj]: 1 Apr 1918, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1919, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1921, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1927, A/Cdre: 1 May 1938, Act AVM: 19 Oct 1940, (T) AVM: 1 Jun 1941.

Sir George Laing

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 24 May 1938
NPG x85175

National Portrait Gallery, London

30 Nov 1904:              Private (9596), The Gordon Highlanders Depot.

 1 May 1905:               Private,1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders

 4 Apr 1906:                Appointed Pioneer Sergeant, The Gordon Highlanders

 1 Nov 1912:               Transferred to RFC, retaining the rank of Sergeant (1154).

13 Jul 1915:                 Re-engaged in the Field for 21 years.

21 Sep 1915:               Appointed to a Commission as a Quartermaster in the rank of Honorary Lieutenant in the RFC.

21 Sep 1915:               Assistant Equipment Officer, RFC

26 Apr 1916:               Equipment Officer 1st Class, RFC.

 1 Nov 1916:               Appointed Park Commander, RFC

12 Jan 1917:                Temporary duty at ERS

 1Apr 1918:                 Lieutenant Colonel (Technical)

14 Feb 1919:               Staff Officer, Directorate of Equipment.

 1 May 1919:               Staff Officer 1st Class (Technical), Air Ministry

 1 Aug 1919:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Major (Technical Branch)

31 Dec 1920:               Transferred to the Stores Branch.

 1 Aug 1922:                Deputy Director of Equipment.

20 Feb 1928:               Officer Commanding, No 1 Stores Depot.

 1 Dec 1931:                Deputy Director of Equipment (Aircraft).

xx xxx 1938:                Principal Deputy Director of Equipment.

28 Jul 1939:                 AOC, No 41 Group.

He was the first officer in the Equipment Branch to be promoted to the rank of Group Captain and Air Commodore.

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