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Brigadier-General C H Whittington


Cecil Henry                  b: 1 Feb 1878              r:  1 Mar 1919              d: 10 Sep 1934

CMG - 1 Jan 1918, CBE - 1 Jan 1919.

(Army): - 2 Lt:  10 Apr 1916, (T) Lt Col: 21 Mar 1917, Lt: 10 Apr 1917, Capt: 20 Apr 1917, Capt: 20 Apr 1917, (T) Col: 31 Aug 1917, Maj: 1 Sep 1917.

(RAF): - (T) Brig-Gen [Lt Col]: 18 Feb 1918.

10 Apr 1916:            Officer, RFC Special Reserve

11 Apr 1916:             Appointed Equipment Officer 3rd Class, RFC.

27 May 1916:            Staff Lieutenant, Southern Aircraft Park, Farnborough

 3 Jun 1916:               Staff Lieutenant - Aircraft Equipment 2

23 Jun 1916:              Staff Lieutenant - Aircraft Equipment 2A

14 Dec 1916:            Equipment Officer 1st Class, Aircraft Equipment 2A.

14 Dec 1916:            Deputy Assistant Director of Aircraft Equipment

21 Mar 1917:            Assistant Director of Aircraft Equipment

31 Aug 1917:            Deputy Director of Aircraft Equipment

18 Feb 1918:            Director of Aircraft Equipment.

Qualifying as a Solicitor in 1901, he joined the firm of Mather and Platt Ltd., (Engineers in London and Manchester), eventually becoming a Director, remaining as such until 1925.  He was commissioned into the RFC in 1915 (as an Equipment Officer).  He later held positions with a number of firms, Independent Sprinklers Ltd (Chairman), Projectile and Engineering Co. Ltd. (Director) and Pulseometer Engineering Co Ltd (Director).

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