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Brigadier-General A C H MacLean (75889)


Brigadier General A C H MacLeanA C H MacLean - 1912Archibald Campbell Holms                         

b: 23 Oct 1883                       r: 3 Jun 1925                       d: 30 Apr 1970

CBE - 1 Jan 1919, MiD - 17 Feb 1915, RS3 - 4 Jan 1921.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(Army): - 2 Lt:  2 May 1903, Lt:  1 Apr 1905, Capt: 20 Aug 1913, (T) Maj: 9 Nov 1914, Act Lt Col: 15 Jan 1916, (T) Lt Col: 1 Feb 1916, (T) Col: 21 Nov 1917, Maj: 2 May 1918, Lt Col: Retained.

(RAF): - Act Col [Lt Col]: 1 Apr - 6 Dec 1918, Act Brig-Gen: 8 Nov 1918 - 17 Mar 1919, Wg Cdr: 4 Aug 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Col: 3 Jun 1925.

(RAFO): - Plt Off (P): 8 Nov 1939, Plt Off: 8 Nov 1940, Fg Off (WS): 1 Mar 1940, Sqn Ldr: xx xxx xxxx

Photograph Crown Copyright

xx xxx xxxx:          Gentleman Cadet, RMC Sandhurst

 2 May 1903:          Officer, Royal Scots.

27 Dec 1912:           Attached to RFC (Military Wing)

19 Mar 1913:           Attached No 2 Sqn RFC

11 Apr 1913:           Appointed as a Flying Officer, No 2 Sqn RFC

15 Apr 1913:           Graduated from Central Flying School as an Instructor

18 Dec 1913:           Instructor (graded as Flight Commander ), Central Flying School.

13 Oct 1914:           Attached, No 1 Sqn (Brooklands)

 9 Nov 1914:           Graded as Squadron Commander

16 Nov 1914:          Embarked for France

19 Nov 1914:          Officer Commanding, No 5 Sqn. RFC

19 Apr 1915:           Returned to England

19 May 1915:          Supernumerary, Shoreham

21 May 1915:          Officer Commanding, No 3 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn.

19 Jul 1915:              Supernumerary, Montrose.

28 Jul 1915:              Supernumerary, No 6 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn

24 Aug 1915:           Officer Commanding, No 8 Sqn. RFC

24 Aug 1915:          Embarked for France (with No 8 Sqn)

12 Jan 1916:            Returned to England

15 Jan 1916:            Officer Commanding 8th Wing, York

 1 Feb 1916:            Appointed Wing Commander, RFC.

18 Jun 1916:            Commandant, Central Flying School

21 Nov 1917:          Commandant, Armament School.

 8 Nov 1918:            Supernumerary, HQ South-Eastern Area.

 7 Dec 1918:            Brigadier-General (Administration), HQ South-Eastern Area.

17 Mar 1919:           Staff Officer 1st Class, HQ BEF

 2 Apr 1919:            Temporary Duty in UK

25 - 27 Jun 1919:        Temporary Duty in UK

28 Jun - 12 Jul 1919:    Leave

15 Jul 1919:              Lt-Col Flying, HQ Army of the Rhine

16 - 19 Aug 1919:        Temporary Duty in UK

20 - 23 Aug 1919:    Leave

 2 Oct 1919:             Staff Officer 1st Class, HQ 91st Wing

 7 Oct 1919:            Wing Commander - Admin, HQ 91st Wing.

 5 Nov 1919            Relinquished RAF Commission.

 3 Jun 1925:             Granted the rank of Colonel in the RAF on retirement from the Army.

23 Oct 1938:           Attained the age limit of liability for recall and ceased to belong to Reserve of Officers

 8 Nov 1939:           Appointed to a Commission in the Admin and Special Duties Branch, RAFO

11 Sep 1942:           Air Staff, AHQ Bengal

14 Dec 1942:           Resigned his commission.

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