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Air Vice-Marshal A D Cunningham


Alexander Duncan                 b: 18 Jul 1888               r: 19 Jul 1938                        d:  3 Feb 1981

CB - 24 Sep 1941, CBE - 10 Oct 1919 (OBE - 3 Jun 1919), MiD - 11 Jul 1940, MiD - 17 Mar 1941.

(RN): - Midín:  15 Oct 1904, Act Sub-Lt: 15 Dec 1907, Sub-Lt: 17 Sep 1908 [15 Dec 1907], Lt: 30 Jun 1910, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1914, Act Flt Cdr: 21 Oct 1914, Flt Cdr: 7 May 1915, Sqn Cdr: 30 Jun 1916, Wg Cdr: 31 Dec 1917, Lt-Cdr: 30 Jun 1918.

(RAF): - (T) Lt Col [Maj]: 1 Apr 1918, Act Col: xx xxx 1918, Wg Cdr: 1 Aug 1919, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1929, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1933, Act AVM: 20 Apr - 1 Aug 1940, AVM: Retained.

(RAFO Class CC): - Gp Capt: 30 Aug 1939, (H) A/Cdre: 30 Aug 1939

15 May 1903:         Attended HMS Britannia

15 Sep 1904:          Midshipman, HMS Crescent

 1 Jun 1907:           Midshipman, HMS Victory

16 Jul 1907:           Midshipman/Officer, HMS Dominion

 7 Jul 1908:            Lent to TB107 for manoeuvres.

25 Sep 1908:          Attached, HMS Russell

22 Mar 1910:         Officer, HMS Hussar I

15 Jul 1913:            Lent to HMS Grafton for manoeuvres.

17 Sep 1913:          Attached HMS Blenheim for HMS Grasshopper? (India)

28 Mar 1914:         Attached to HMS Black Prince for voyage home.

11 May 1914:         U/T Pilot (Airship), Farnborough NAS.

 4 Aug 1914:           Pilot, Airship No 4, Farnborough

21 Oct 1914:          Officer Commanding, Airship No 4, Farnborough.

 7 May 1915:          Officer Commanding, Capel Airship Station

1915                       Officer Commanding, Folkestone Airship Station

xx Sep 1916:           Officer Commanding, Capel-le-Ferne Airship Station

 2 Jan 1917:             Staff of Wg Cdr Masterman, Barrow-in-Furness Airship Station for duty at Selby

17 Oct 1917:           Officer, Airship N25, Howden Airship Station.

28 Jan 1918             Staff, N14 Section, Air Department

1919                       Deputy Director of Airships?

 1 Aug 1919:           Awarded Permanent Commission in rank of Wing Commander. (gazetted 26 Sep 1919)

 3 Nov 1919:           Deputy Officer Commanding?, RAF Airship Base, Howden.

22 Jan 1920:            Removed from the Navy Lists on being awarded Permanent Commission in RAF

xx Jun 1920:            Staff, Directorate of Equipment.

14 Nov 1921:         Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

19 Jan 1922:           Personnel Staff, HQ Iraq Command.

17 Feb 1924:          Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

28 Jul 1924:            Staff, Directorate of Personal Services.

 1 Jul 1928:             Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

25 Sep 1928:          Officer Commanding, No 5 FTS.

xx xxx 1930:

19 Dec 1930:          Officer Commanding, No 4 FTS.

 2 Sep 1932:           SASO, HQ Iraq Command.

20 Nov 1934:         SASO, HQ ADGB.

14 Jul 1936:            SASO, HQ Fighter Command.  

xx xxx 1938:          Air Staff, HQ Fighter Command (ret'd)

 2 Nov 1939:            Relinquished his commission (Gp Capt) in Class CC of the RAFO.

 2 Nov 1939:           Deputy Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ Fighter Command (recalled to service)

18 Apr 1940:           SASO, HQ Fighter Command

27 Jan 1942:            Deputy SASO, HQ Fighter Command

 In June 1916 he designed and directed the building of the Type 'Zero' Airship at Capel in Norfolk. Retired at his own request.

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