Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
Guy Chamberlain b: 27 Jun 1909 r: 27 Jun 1964 d: 19 Sep 1975
CBE - 8 Jun 1963 (MBE - 1 Jan 1945),
Plt Off (P): 16 Aug 1940, Fg Off (P): 16 Feb 1941?, Fg Off: 16 Aug 1941, Fg Off (WS): 11 May 1941, Flt Lt (WS): 25 May 1943, Act Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1943?, Sqn Ldr (WS): 1 Dec 1944, Sqn Ldr: 28 Feb 1947 [1 Sep 1945], Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1956, Act A/Cdre: 22 Dec 1960, A/Cdre: Retained
16 Aug 1940: Appointed to a Commission for the duration of hostilities in the Admin and Special Duties Branch
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10 Feb 1941: Transferred to the Technical Branch
26 Jan 1942: Signals Officer, HQ No 38 Group
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28 May 1946: Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Technical Branch in the rank of Squadron Leader
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17 Feb 1958: Chief Signals Officer, Allied Air Forces Northern Europe
22 Dec 1960: Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ Signals Command
Citation for the award of the Croix de Guerre
"GODFREY, Guy Chamberlain, A/W/C, MBE (84406, Royal Air Force) - No.38 Group Headquarters (Chief Signals Officer).
Wing Commander Godfrey has been responsible for the development and application of Radar aids, particularly in relation to the delivery of troops and equipment by air, for the past four years. This officer’s skill and initiative was clearly demonstrated in April of this year when, on Operation AMHURST, a large body of SAS troops were dropped through cloud close to their objective. This was only achieved by means of Radar aids. Wing Commander Godfrey had trained the air crew in its use and gave invaluable advice on the method of carrying out the operation, which was highly successful."
Offered in personal message from Colonel Bourgoin, Commander, No 2 RCP and later Head of Inspectorate Parachutiste of French Air Ministry to Lieutenant-Colonel Ian G. Collins of G.I.(SAS Section), Headquarters 1st British Airborne Division (Rear). Offer received at Air Ministry via Headquarters, No.38 Group and Headquarters, Transport Command on 6 September 1945. Accepted by Air Ministry, 4 October 1945.
(Source - Air 2/9141)
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