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Air Commodore M G Allott (7190)


Molly Greenwood       b:   28 Dec 1918         r:   28 Dec 1976          d:  12 Dec 2013

CB - xx xxx xxxx ADC, FCMI

?:  xx xxx 1941, ASO (P):  12 Jan 1944, SO (WS):  12 Jul 1944, Fg Off: 1 Feb 1949, Flt Off: xx xxx xxxx, Sqn Off:  1 Jan 1954, Wg Off:  1 Jan 1965, Gp Capt:  1 Jan 1971, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1973

12 Jan 1944:                Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the Womens' Auxiliary Air Force

13 Nov 1947:              Appointed to an Extended Service Commission (5 Years)

 1 Feb 1949:                Relinquished Commission in WAAF

 1 Feb 1949:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Equipment Branch, WRAF

xx xxx xxxx:                 Served in Egypt

xx xxx xxxx:                 Served in Singapore

 8 Oct 1956:                Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (7)

6 Sep 1960:                 Equipment Officer, HQ RAF Germany

11 Mar 1963:               Equipment Officer, HQ Fighter Command

 7 Feb 1966:                Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (3)

xx xxx xxxx:                 Staff Officer, HQ Training Command

 7 Jul 1973:                  Director of the WRAF

xx xxx xxxx:              Honorary ADC to the Queen (1975)

She was born at Wortley near Leeds and was educated at Sheffield High School.  She joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941, being commissioned in 1944 and  remained in the WAAF after the war.  When the WRAF was formed to replace the WAAF in 1949, she transferred to the new organisation.  When she was promoted to Air Commodore, she was the first woman in the RAF Supply Branch to have achieved that rank. After retiring she chaired the Girls Venture Corps, held posts with the Union Jack Club and the RAF Benevolent Fund as well as helping to raise funds for the Battle of Britain Museum at the RAF Museum, Hendon.

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