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Air Commodore O Gradon (21349)


Oswald       b:  18 Nov 1915                     r:   18 Mar 1971               d:  xx Jan 1996

CBE - 13 Jun 1970 (OBE - 1 Jan 1951), FCA, MIPM

Plt Off: 10 Jun 1939, Act Fg Off:  24 Jun 1940 [28 Mar 1940], Act Flt Lt: 5 Jul 1940 [28 Apr 1940], Fg Off:  13 Sep 1940 [10 Jun 1940], (T) Flt Lt: 1 Sep 1941, Act Sqn Ldr:  xx xxx xxxx, Flt Lt (WS): 28 May 1943 [16 Sep 1941], (T) Sqn Ldr:  1 Jul 1943, Sqn Ldr (WS):  1 Oct 1945, Flt Lt: 27 Aug 1946 [10 Jun 1943], Sqn Ldr:  1 Aug 1947, Wg Cdr:  1 Jan 1953, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1958, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1967.

10 Jun 1939:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Accountant Branch

xx xxx 1939:              Accountant Officer, No 616 Sqn AAF

23 Oct 1939:             Officer Commanding, Care and Maintenance Party, RAF Doncaster

20 Dec 1939:             Accountant Officer, Care and Maintenance Party, RAF Doncaster

19 Jun 1940:             Fire Officer, RAF Doncaster (Secondary duty)

xx xxx xxxx (1942):    Accountant Officer, RAF Polebrook (Sqn Ldr)

xx xxx xxxx (1943)    Accountant Officer, HQ No 1 Training Command, RCAF (Sqn Ldr)

xx xxx xxxx (1946):   Accountant Officer, HQ Bomber Command

xx xxx xxxx:               Attended RAF Staff College.

xx xxx xxxx:               Attended Joint Services Staff College.

13 Aug 1956:             Wing Commander - Administration, British Joint Services Mission (USA)

 3 Nov 1958:              Deputy Director, Air Secretary's Department

27 Dec 1961:             Officer Commanding, RAF Kenley.

27 Jul 1964:               Command Accountant, HQ Maintenance Command.

 9 Jan 1967:               Director of Manning

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