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Charles Gainer b: xx xxx xxxx r: 11 Feb 1946 d: xx xxx xxxx
CB – 1 Jan 1946, CBE – 3 Jun 1935,
(TA): - 2 Lt: 6 Feb 1907, Lt: 26 Nov 1907.
(Army): - 2 Lt: xx xxx xxxx, 2Lt: 21 Dec 1915?, (T) Lt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Capt: 1 Dec 1916, Lt: 1 Jul 1917, (T) Maj: xx xxx xxxx, Capt: 1 Sep 1917, Maj: xx xxx xxxx,
(RAF): - Maj: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Lt-Col: 21 Jun 1918, Act Lt-Col: 1 May 1919, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1919, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1921, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1928, A/Cdre: 1 Nov 1938, AVM: xx xxx xxxx, AM: xx xxx xxxx.
6 Feb 1907: Officer, 1st Devenshire and Somerset Volunteers, Royal Engineers
1 Apr 1908: Officer, 1st Wessex Field Company, Wessex Divisional Engineers
9 Sep 1912: Resigned his commission in the Royal Engineers.
xx xxx xxxx: Appointed to RFC Special Reserve.
xx xxx xxxx: Equipment Officer, 3rd Class
1 Dec 1916: Equipment Officer 1st Class
xx xxx xxxx: Employed as Major
21 Jun 1918: Employed as Lieutenant Colonel
1 Aug 1919: Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Major (Technical Branch)
10 Nov 1920: Officer Commanding, No 1 Stores Depot
14 Nov 1924: Stores Staff Duties, HQ Iraq Command
20 Feb 1928: Deputy Director of Equipment.
2 May 1938: SOA/AOA, HQ Maintenance Command.
22 Jan 1940: Retired and re-employed.
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