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Air Commodore A W Hunt (26035)


Alfred William                                b:   4 Jun 1906                      r:   15 Jun 1948            d: 22 Dec 1952

CBE - 1 Jan 1946,  MID - 1 Jan 1945,

Plt Off:  17 Dec 1927, Fg Off:  17 Jun 1929, Flt Lt: 1 Dec 1933, Sqn Ldr:  1 Aug 1937, (T) Wg Cdr:  1 Jun 1940, Act Gp Capt:  1 Nov 1941?, Wg Cdr (WS):  25 Mar 1942, (T) Gp Capt:  1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr:  1 Dec 1943, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, Gp Capt:  1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: Not retained

xx xxx 1926:               Flight Cadet, 'B' Sqn, RAF College Cranwell (Under Officer)

17 Dec 1927:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the General Duties Branch

 6 Mar 1928:              Attended Flying Boat Pilots' Course, RAF Base Calshot

23 Feb 1929:              Pilot, No 204 Sqn

16 Jul 1930:                Instructor, RAF Base Calshot

27 Jan 1932:               Instructor, No 4 FTS

 1 Apr 1932:               Instructor, No 6 FTS

 4 Feb 1934:               Instructor, Central Flying School

14 Oct 1935               Air Staff, HQ, No 23 Group

 5 Feb 1937               Air Staff, HQ, Far East Command

xx xxx xxxx:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot

24 Jan 1938:               Attended RAF Staff College.

 2 Jan 1939:               Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Peace Organisation

28 Sep 1939:             Staff Officer, Directorate of Operations (Home)

xx xxx 1940:             Staff Officer, Directorate of Ground Defence

xx xxx 1941:             Assistant Director of Ground Defence

 1 Nov 1942:             Officer Commanding, No 168 Wing

 8 Apr 1943:              Air Staff, HQ, RAF India

 8 Apr 1943:              Air Staff, HQ, Air Command South East Asia

xx xxx 1945

xx xxx xxxx:               Officer Commanding, RAF Thorney Island

Recommendation for the award of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (not awarded)

"HUNT, Alfred William, W/C (26035 Royal Air Force) - Department of Chief of the Air Staff

This officer is Assistant Director of Ground Defence. For nearly three years he has carried a heavy burden of work with the most unsparing devotion to duty.  During the grave days in the summer of 1940, when we had urgently to improvise aerodrome defence, he rendered valuable services, especially before the appointment of Director of Ground Defence."

(Source - Air 2/6269)

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