Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
Alastair Cavendish Lindsay b: 3 Aug 1922 r: 30 Sep 1968 d: 19 May 2018
CBE – 10 Jun 1966, DFC – xx xxx 1943, Bar – 29 Dec 1944, QCVSA – 1 Jun 1953.
(RAFVR): AC2: xx xxx 1940, LAC: xx xxx 1940, Act Plt Off (P): 11 May 1941, Fg Off (WS): 11 May 1942, Flt Lt (WS): 11 May 1943,
(RAF): Flt Lt: 26 Mar 1946 [1 Sep 1945], Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1950, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1956, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1961, Act A/Cdre: 27 Apr 1966, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1966.
xx xxx 1940: Recruit Reception, No 2 Recruit Centre, RAF Cardington
xx xxx 1940: Transferred to the Reserve
xx xxx xxxx: Attended No 3 Initial Training Wing, Torquay
xx xxx xxxx: U/T Pilot, RAF College Flying Training School, Cranwell
xx xxx 1941: Attended No 15 Operational Training Unit, RAF Harwell
29 Aug 1941: In transit to the Middle East
xx Sep 1941: Attached, Middle East Pool
30 Sep 1941: Pilot, No 108 Sqn (Wellingtons)
xx xxx 1942: In transit to UK aboard Georgic
xx xxx 1942: Attended Liberator conversion course
xx xxx 1942: Pilot, No 108 Sqn (Liberators)
xx xxx 1943: Instructor, No 104 (Transport) Operational Training Unit (Wellingtons)
xx Feb 1944: Flight Commander, No 233 Sqn.
xx xxx 1945: Flight Commander, No 525 Sqn
26 Mar 1946: Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (retaining rank current at the time) [wef 1 Sep 1945]
xx xxx xxxx: Member, RAF Selection Board
xx xxx xxxx: Attended Central Flying School
xx xxx xxxx: QFI/Flight Commander, RAF College, Cranwell.
xx xxx xxxx: Squadron Commander, Examining Wing, CFS
xx Jan 1952: Attended RAF Staff College, Bracknell
xx xxx xxxx: Staff, Joint Intelligence Staff, Singapore
xx xxx xxxx: Attended Refresher Course, RAF Flying College, RAF Manby
xx Dec 1956: Wing Commander - Flying, RAF Waddington
xx Jul 1957: Attended Vulcan conversion course, No 230 Operational Conversion Unit.
15 Oct 1957: Officer Commanding, No 101 Sqn.
5 Oct 1959: Directing Staff, Joint Services Staff College
11 Dec 1962: Deputy Secretary, Joint Intelligence Committee Secretariat, Ministry of Defence.
13 Jul 1964: Officer Commanding, RAF Colerne
27 Apr 1966: Director of Air Staff Briefing.
Taking early retirement from the RAF he became Under Treasurer of the Middle Temple and from 1972 to 1982, he was Director-General, Health Education Council followed by becoming a Director of Ansador Ltd in 1983. In 1990 he was also appointed Vice President of CND.
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