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Air Commodore C W Gore (11074)

Charles William GoreCharles William            b: 23 Feb 1902                      r: 15 Oct 1956                             d: 19 Apr 1975

OBE 14 Jun 1945, MiD 1 Jan 1941,

(RAF): - Plt Off: 20 Dec 1921, Fg Off: 10 Jun 1924, Flt Lt: 1 Feb 1932, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1940, Wg Cdr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Jan 1940], (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1943, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1950.

Charles William Gore

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1940s
NPG x89457

National Portrait Gallery, London

 5 Feb 1920:                 Flight Cadet, B Sqn, RAF College, Cranwell

20 Dec 1921:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

20 Dec 1921:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot

 7 Mar 1922:                Pilot, No 31 Sqn.

22 Aug 1922:               Supernumerary (non-effective sick), RAF Depot.

 8 Oct 1923:                 U/T, School of Army Co-operation.

10 Dec 1923:               Transferred to Stores Branch on probation

 1 Apr 1924:                 Stores Officer, No 99 Sqn

xx xxx 1924:                 Supernumerary?

27 Nov 1924:               Stores Officer, Aircraft Depot, India.

 5 Dec 1928:                Stores Officer, No 2 (Indian Wing) Station, Risalpur.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

 2 Apr 1930:                Stores Officer, RAF Duxford.

15 Oct 1931:                Senior Stores Officer, RAF Duxford.

 4 Sep - 10 Nov 1933:                Supernumerary (non-effective, sick), RAF Depot.

 8 Dec 1933:                Stores Officer, HQ No 1 (Indian Wing) Station, Kohat.

30 Apr 1937:               Senior Equipment Officer, Aircraft Park, India.

21 Jan 1939:                Supernumerary, No 1 RAF Depot

xx xxx xxxx:                 Officer Commanding, No 33 Maintenance Unit

1 Feb 1943:                 Deputy Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command

22 Jul 1945:                 Senior Equipment Officer, HQ No 214 Group

 1 Jan 1946:                 Senior Equipment Officer, AHQ Italy

24 Nov 1947:               Deputy Director of Equipment (7)

 7 Mar 1949:                AOC, No 42 Group.

 1 Mar 1951:                SASO, No 61 (Eastern) Group

 8 Mar 1953:                Director of Equipment (A)

31 Aug 1953                Director of MT and Marine Craft.

At Cranwell he attained the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal and represented the college at Rugby and Athletics.

Retired on account of medical unfitness for air force duty.

Recommendation for the award of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (but not awarded at that time

"GORE, Charles William, W/C (11074, Royal Air Force) - No.33 Maintenance Unit. 

As Commanding Officer of aircraft storage units since before the war, Wing Commander Gore has shown great zeal and tenacity of purpose which, combined with his tact and resource have greatly contributed to produce the best results from available facilities.  He has at all times maintained a high rate of efficiency in the unit under his command. "

Later awarded OBE as a Group Captain.

(Source - Air 2/8894, 1941)

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