Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
Allen Henry b: 16 Dec 1921 r: 31 May 1975 d: 15 May 1989
DFC – 7 Jul 1944, MiD - 1 Jan 1943.
AC2: xx xxx 1940, LAC: xx xxx 1940, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Flt |Sgt: xx xxx 1941, Plt Off (P): 1 Feb 1942, Fg Off (WS) (P): 1 Oct 1942, Flt Lt (WS): 1 Dec 1944, Flt Lt: 24 Apr 1947 [1 Sep 1945], Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1951, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1957, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1965, Act A/Cdre: 30 Oct 1969, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1970.
Photo - A/Cdre Mawer during the AFI at Manby in 1970.
Photo courtesy Wg Cdr C G Jefford ©
xx xxx 1940: U/T Pilot, RAFVR (91182)
xx xxx xxxx: NCO Pilot
xx xxx xxxx: Pilot, No ? Sqn
1 Feb 1942: Appointed to commission in the RAFVR in the rank of Pilot Officer on Probation (gazetted 26 May 1942)
14 Apr 1942: Screened Instructor, No 22 OTU
1942 - 45 Bomber and Special Duties Operations
xx xxx xxxx: Flight Commander, No 624 Sqn. (1944)
24 Apr 1947: Appointed to commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (retaining rank current at the time)
23 Nov 1948: Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.
xx Jan 1956: Attended RAF Staff College.
xx xxx 1958: Member, Middle East Defence Secretariat - Cyprus (see photo below, he is in the front row, second from left. Photo courtesy Brian Lewis)
30 May 1960: Directing Staff, RAF Staff College, Andover.
9 Nov 1963: Officer i/c Flying, RAF Luqa.
11 Oct 1965: Officer Commanding, RAF Scampton.
xx Jan 1968: Attended Imperial Defence College.
27 Jan 1969: Group Captain - Plans, HQ Strike Command
30 Oct 1969: AOC/Commandant, College of Air Warfare.
3 May 1971: Director of Forward Planning (Air), MoD.
5 Feb 1972: Air Commodore - Plans and Air, HQ Strike Command.
29 Sep 1973: Air Commander Malta.Whilst undergoing training at No 22 OTU, he took part in the first 'Thousand Bomber' raid flying Wellington, N2766 and was flying the same aircraft the following night during the second raid against Essen. On retiring he joined Basildon Development Corporation as General Manager until 1978 when he became Managing Director of the Docklands Development Organisation until 1980.
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