Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
Commodore C M Wight-Boycott
b: 18 Aug 1910
r: 1 Jul 1964
d: xx Dec 1998
– 13 Jun 1957, DSO - 5 Feb 1943, Bar – 21 Nov 1944, MA.
28 Sep 1937, Fg Off: 28 Mar/1 Sep
1939?, Flt Lt (WS): 3 Sep 1940,
Act Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1941, (T) Sqn
Ldr: 1 Dec 1941, Act Wg Cdr: xx
xxx 1942?, Sqn Ldr (WS): 9 Dec 1942,
4 Jun 1946 [1 Jun 1944], Wg Cdr:
1 Jul 1947 [1 Oct 1946], Gp Capt: 1
Jul 1952, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1958.
Wg Cdr: xx xxx 1964.
Member, Cambridge UAS.
Granted a commission in the RAFVR
Instructor, No 1 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, Hatfield.
Attended No 54 OTU.
Pilot, No 219 Sqn.
‘B’ Flight Commander, No 219 Sqn
Officer Commanding, No 29 Sqn. (Beaufighter If)
Dec 1942 - 25 Jan 1943:
(Temporary), RAF West Malling.
Air Staff, No 81 Group.
Wing Commander - Training, HQ No 9 Group.
Officer Commanding, No 25 Sqn. (Mosquito FBVI/NFXVII)
Air Staff, HQ No 12 Group.
Officer Commanding, RAF Church Fenton.
Officer Commanding, RAF Molesworth.
Attended RAF Staff College.
Instructor, Officers’ Advanced Training School.
Jun 1946: Appointed to Permanent Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader (retaining
rank current at the time).
Air Staff, HQ RAF Middle East.
Staff, HQ Southern Sector, Fighter Command.
Officer Commanding, RAF Colerne
Instructor, RAF Flying College, RAF Manby.
SASO, AHQ Malta.
Director of Operational Requirements (A).
Director of Organisation/Logistics (Forecasting and Planning).
Commandant, Royal Observer Corps.
Staff Officer - Flying
Training, HQ Air Cadets. (Ret'd)
Wing Commander Cathcart Michael WIGHT-BOYCOTT (72005), Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve, No.29 Squadron.
July,1941, Wing Commander Wight-Boycott has completed much operational flying by
night. He was appointed to command
his squadron in September,1942.In January,1943, during an enemy air attack, he
displayed outstanding skill and keenness and destroyed 4 enemy aircraft. Wing
Commander Wight-Boycott's exceptional personal feat and the fine performance of
his squadron was in keeping with his reputation for outstanding enthusiasm and
Gazette – 5 February 1943)
Citation for the award of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
"WIGHT-BOYCOTT, Cathcart Michael, W/C, DSO (72005, Royal Air Force) - No.25 Squadron.
Since assuming command of his squadron, Wing Commander Wight-Boycott has displayed outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty. His squadron during this period has destroyed at least 20 enemy aircraft, damaged others, and has also accounted for 22 flying bombs. During 1944 Wing Commander Wight-Boycott has himself destroyed two Junkers 188s and a Messerschmitt 410, in addition to two flying bombs. Most of his work has been accomplished in adverse weather, frequently many miles out to sea. His example of personal courage has been noteworthy at all times."
(Source - Air Ministry Bulletin and Flight, 4 January 1945)
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