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Air Commodore D N Roberts (16229)


D N Roberts - 1929David Neal                   b: 4 Jun 1906                      r: 29 May 1958        d: xx Oct 2000

CBE - 1 Jan 1954 (OBE - 24 Sep 1941), AFC - 9 Jun 1938.

(RN): Mid: 1 Sep 1922

(RAF): Plt Off: 30 Jul 1926, Fg Off: 30 Jan 1928, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1931, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Apr 1942], Act A/Cdre: 23 Sep 1943?, Gp Capt (WS): 23 Mar 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1951.

xx xxx 1920:            Merchant Navy School Ship, HMS Conway

 1 Sep 1922:             Midshipman

23 Sep 1922:            Midshipman, HMS Glorious

 9 Feb 1923:            Midshipman, HMS King George V, 9 Feb-

25 Mar 23:               Resigned from Royal Navy

xx xxx 1924:            Flight Cadet, 'B' Sqn, RAF College.

30 Jul 1926:             Pilot, No 39 Sqn.

xx Sep 1928:            Attended Flying Instructors' Course, CFS

19 Dec 1928:           QFI, No 2 FTS.

18 Aug 1930:           Pilot/QFI, No 504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn AuxAF.

 5 Oct 1931:            Attended King's College (for language course inRussian)

 4 Apr 1932:            Special Language Study - Japan.

 2 Aug 1932:            Special Language Study - Estonia

xx Mar 1933:            Attended Refresher Course, CFS

17 Mar 1933:           Flight Commander, No 41 Sqn.

xx Jun 1933:             Passed Examination as Interpreter (Russian), 2nd Class 

 9 Apr 1935:            Adjutant, RAF Amman.

24 Jul 1935:             QFI, Advanced Training Sqn, No 4 FTS.

10 Jul 1936:             Re-categorised from Instructor A2 to Instructor A1

 3 Oct 1938:            Air Staff, HQ Fighter Command.

11 Jun 1940:            Officer Commanding, RAF Middle Wallop

xx Nov 1941:           Officer Commanding, Fighter Wing, Special Operations?

xx xxx 1942:             Officer Commanding, RAF Dinjin

xx Feb 1943:            Officer Commanding, No 293 Wing.

23 Sep 1943:            Air Attach & Head of UK Mission, Moscow

30 Dec 1944:           Air Staff, HQ Transport Command 

xx xxx 1945:             Staff, No 45 Group, Dorval

xx xxx 1946:             President, Permanent Commission Board/RAF Selection Board

 2 Apr 1947:            Officer Commanding, RAF Finningley

15 Jan 1950:            

 1 Mar 1951:            Director of Operations (2).

15 Oct 1953:            Senior Air Liaison Officer/Air Advisor, Canada.

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