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Air Commodore C A Alldis (74657)


Cecil Anderson             b: 28 Sep 1918                        r: 21 Jan 1966             d: 6 Oct 2014

CBE - 1 Jan 1962, DFC – 23 Dec 1941, AFC - 1 Jan 1957, MiD - xx xxx xxxx, MA.

(RAFVR): Sgt: xx Aug 1939, Plt Off: 3 Oct 1939, Fg Off (WS): 3 Oct 1940, Act Flt Lt: xx xxx xxxx, Flt Lt (WS): 3 Oct 1941, Act Sqn Ldr: xx xxx xxxx, Act Wg Cdr: 19 Apr 1943?, Sqn Ldr (WS): 19 Oct 1943,

(RAF): Flt Lt: 2 Apr 1946 [1 Dec 1942], Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1947, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1953, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1959, Act A/Cdre: 24 Jun 1963, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx xxxx:             Member, Cambridge University Air Sqn.

xx Aug 1939:            Sergeant Pilot, (754317)

xx Aug 1939:            U/T Pilot, RAF Cranwell

 3 Oct 1939:             Appointed to a Commission in the RAFVR

xx Nov 1939:           Pilot, Bomber Command.

xx Jan 1941:             Pilot, No 144 Sqn.

xx xxx 1942:            Instructor, No ? OTU

xx xxx xxxx:             CFI, No ? OTU (Wing)

2 Apr 1946:             Appointed to Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (retaining rank current at the time). [effective 1 Sep 1945 antedated to 1 Dec 1942 on 25 Feb 1947]

 3 Dec 1945:            Personnel Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command.

xx xxx xxxx:              Attended Cambridge University - Russian Course

xx xxx xxxx:              Intelligence Staff Officer, HQ British Air Forces of Occupation.

24 Nov 1947:           Assistant Air Attaché, Moscow.

xx xxx xxxx:              Deputy CFI, No ? AFS

xx xxx xxxx:               Assistant Secretary to the Joint Intelligence Committee, MoD.

xx xxx 1955:             Attended Jet Conversion Course

xx xxx 1955:            CFI, No 2 FTS

27 Jan 1958:            Chief Intelligence Officer, HQ Bomber Command.

21 Sep 1959:           Director of Admin Plans and War Organisation/Administrative Plans.

24 Jan 1963:            Air Attaché, Bonn.

 

At No 2 FTS he introduced the 'all through jet' training system using the Jet Provost.  He then joined the Civil Service, working in Malta and Oman before being seconded to the Diplomatic Service and in 1969 he returned to the embassy in Bonn as counsellor (defence supply), during which time he was involved in establishing the multinational Tornado project.

From 1982 he served as secretary-general of the Air League for eight years.

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