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Air Commodore T Wharton (46649)

Tom            b:   17 Aug 1915                    r:   25 May 1968              d:  20 Sep 1986

CBE - 13 Jun 1964, CEng, AFRAeS, MBIM

A/A:  xx Jan 1931, AC1:  xx xxx xxxx, LAC:  xx xxx xxxx, Cpl:  xx xxx xxxx, Sgt:  xx xxx xxxx, APO (P):  26 Sep 1941 [19 Aug 1941], Plt Off (P):  17 Oct 1941 [10 Sep 1941], Fg Off (P):  10 Sep 1942, (T) Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1944, Flt Lt (WS): 26 Feb 1946, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1946 ( adjusted to 1 Sep 1945 on 28 Feb 1947), Sqn Ldr:  1 Jul 1951, Wg Cdr:  1 Jan 1957, Gp Capt:  1 Jan 1962, A/Cdre:  1 Jan 1966.

xx Jan 1931:              Aircraft Apprentice, 23rd Entry, No 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices)

xx xxx 1934:              Airman/NCO (565437)

26 Sep 1941:             Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the Technical Branch

 1 Jul 1946:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Technical Branch in the rank of Flight Lieutenant

xx xxx xxxx:              

24 Jan 1962:              Command Engineering Officer, HQ Flying Training Command

18 May 1964:            Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Air Forces Middle East

17 Feb 1966:             Director of Mechanical Engineering 2 (RAF)

On retirement from the RAF he joined Westland Helicopters as Quality Manager and in 1973 he joined Plessey as Quality Executive, Engineering Support Services.

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