Air Commodore W Pitt-Brown


 William                        b: 3 Jul 1918               r: 3 Apr 1969            d: xx Jul 2004

 CBE – 11 Jun 1960, DFC – 11 May 1943, Bar – 23 Jan 1945, AFC – 1 Jan 1952, DFC (US) – 15 May 1945, MBIM.

 

Plt Off: 30 Jul 1938, Fg Off: 30 Jan 1940, Flt Lt (WS): 30 Jan 1941, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Mar 1942, Sqn Ldr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Mar 1942], Act Wg Cdr: xx xxx xxxx, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1950, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1957, Act A/Cdre: 1 Mar 1961, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1961.

xx xxx 1936:               Flight Cadet, 'B' Sqn, RAF College.

30 Jul 1938:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

30 Jul 1938:                 Attended School of Army Co-operation.

23 Dec 1938:               Pilot, No 31 Sqn

xx xxx xxxx:               Flight Commander, No 5 Sqn (Audax)

xx May 1942:              Officer Commanding, No 5 Sqn. (Audax I/Mohawk I)

xx Nov 1942:              Wing Leader, No 169 Wing

11 Mar 1943:               In transit to UK.

xx xxx 1943:               Instructor, Armament Wing No ? OTU (Milfield)

xx Feb 1944:               Officer Commanding, No 174 Sqn. (Typhoon Ib)

xx Aug 1944:              Wing Leader, No 121 Wing

26 Jan 1945:                Air Staff, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force.

15 Jul 1945:                 Air Staff, British Air Forces of Occupation.

16 Jan 1948:                PSO to AOC in C, Fighter Command.

xx xxx 1950:               Wing Commander -  Flying, RAF Horsham St Faith

xx Jan 1952:                Officer Commanding, RAF Biggin Hill

xx Feb 1953:  

xx xxx 1956:               Officer Commanding, RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

12 Oct 1959:               Senior Personnel Staff Officer, HQ Fighter Command.

 1 Jun 1961:                 Assistant Air Attaché, Washington.

 5 Jun 1961:                 Air Attaché/SASO, British Joint Services Mission, Washington.

28 Dec 1964:               Director of Work Study/Management and Work Study.

xx xxx 1966:               Commander, British Forces in Eastern Malaysia

21 Aug 1967:              Director of Flying Training.

He represented The RAF College at Hockey.  Involved in operations in Burma, where  he had at least one claim for an Oscar confirmed.

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