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Air Commodore M S Shapcott (21063)

Morton Swan               b: 27 Sep 1901                      r: 6 Jan 1958                                   d: 15 Apr 1977

CBE 1 Jan 1955, LoM (Off) 9 Oct 1945, MiD - 8 Jun 1944,

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here 

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 9 Oct 1926, Fg Off: 9 Oct 1927, Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940, Act Gp Capt: 1 Apr 1943, Wg Cdr (WS): 1 Oct 1943, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1944, Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, Act A/Cdre: 25 Aug 1950, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1953.

 9 Oct 1926:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Stores Branch

 9 Oct 1926:                 U/T Stores Officer, RAF Cranwell

 1 May 1927:               Stores Officer, Administrative Section, No1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices).

xx xxx xxxx:                 Supernumerary?

12 Feb 1929:               Stores Officer, Aircraft Depot - India

12 Jan 1930:                Stores Officer, No 5 Sqn.

29 Mar 1934:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

20 Jul 1934:                 Stores Officer, RAF Boscombe Down.

25 Sep 1935:               Stores Officer, No 101 Sqn

21 Jan 1936:                Attended RAF Staff College.

 2 Jan 1937:                 Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (Aircraft).

xx xxx 1938:                Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (2)

xx xxx 1940:                Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (1)

xx xxx 1942:                Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (2)

 1 Apr 1943:                Administrative Planning Staff, HQ Allied Expeditionary Air Force

15 Feb 1946:               Administrative Staff Officer, AHQ India

11 Apr 1947:               Officer Commanding, RAF Burtonwood/No 276 Maintenance Unit

xx Dec 1948:                ?

25 Aug 1950:               Director of Movements.

30 May 1952:              AOC, No 206 Group.

 1 Dec 1954:                Director of Equipment (B)

Recommendation for the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (awarded a Mention in Despatches)

"SHAPCOTT, Morton Swan, G/C (Royal Air Force) - Norfolk House, Allied Expeditionary Air Force.

This officer has for 18 months been employed on the Administrative Planning Staff, working in conjunction with the Army and Navy Staffs for operations against North Western Europe.  With only a small nucleus staff he has shown persistent devotion to his work well beyond the call of normal duty and his ability and perseverance have gone a long way towards attaining the results achieved."

(Source - Air 2/9003)

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