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Air Commodore M C M Vaughan (52132)


Mansel Clifford Morris ('Manny')       b:  12 Jun 1916                  r:   8 Jan 1973               d:  19 Nov 2009

CBE - 1 Jan 1972 (MBE - 8 Jun 1945),

A/A: xx xxx 1931, AC1: xx xxx xxxx, LAC: xx xxx xxxx, Cpl: xx xxx xxxx, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Flt Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, WO: xx xxx xxxx, APO (P):  24 Jun 1943, Plt Off (P):  19 Aug 1943, Fg Off (WS): 19 Feb 1944, Fg Off:  19 Aug 1944 Act Sqn Ldr:  xx xxx xxxx,  Flt Lt (WS): 21 May 1946, Flt Lt: 24 Dec 1947, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jul 1954, Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1960, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1965, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: retained

xx xxx 1931:               Admin Apprentice, 31st Entry, Ruislip

xx xxx xxxx:                Airman/NCO Clerk (590724)

xx Jun 1942:               Admin duties (Warrant Officer), No 54 Wing, Maintenance Command

24 Jun 1943:               Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the Administration and Special Duties Branch

24 Jun 1943:               Administrative Officer ('P' Staff), No 54 Wing, Maintenance Command

xx xxx xxxx:                Attended RAF Staff College.

1 Sep 1945:                Administrative Officer, AHQ Malta

xx xxx 1946:               Senior Personnel Staff Officer, AHQ Malta

 1 Jan 1947:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission and transferred to the Secretarial Branch

xx xxx xxxx:                Attended Joint Services Staff College.

22 Jun 1960:               Executive to the Chief of Staff, Allied Air Forces Central Europe

xx xxx xxxx:               

20 Mar 1967:             Command Accounts Officer, HQ RAF Germany

xx xxx xxxx:                Attended Imperial Defence College

 5 Jan 1970:                Director of Personnel (Ground) (RAF)

After retiring he was the Secretary of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester from 1973 to 1983.

Citation for the award of Member of the Order of the British Empire

"VAUGHAN, Mansel Clifford Morris, F/O (52132, Royal Air Force) - No.54 Wing, Maintenance Command.

This officer has for nearly two years rendered exceptional service whilst employed on P staff duties.  His efficiency and enthusiasm have set an example that has improved the general administration of the Wing to a very marked degree.  Outside normal working hours he has devoted all his spare time to training and lecturing the fluctuating staff of airmen and airwomen with marked success."

(Source - Air 2/9004)

Recommendation found in Air 2/8959, for an MBE intended for New Years Honours List (1 January 1944) when he was still a Pilot Officer.

"This officer has been employed as warrant officer on administrative duties from June 1942 until receiving a commission on June 24th, 1943.  His work has been exceptional during this period and he was directly responsible for raising the general level of the administration among the eight Motor Transport Companies from a chaotic condition to a reasonable standard.  Outside his normal hours of work he has devoted his spare time to lecturing and training the airmen and airwomen of the Headquarters unit with marked success."

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