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Air Vice Marshal G G Banting (03126)


George Gaywood           b: 25 Feb 1898              r: 20 May 1951                      d: 27 Dec 1973

CB - 1 Jan 1946, CBE - 1 Jan 1943, MiD 1 Jan 1945.

(Army):-- 2 Lt: 16 Aug 1916, Lt: 16 Feb 1918.

(RAF):-- ?:  1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1924, Sqn Ldr:: 1 Jun 1933, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1940, Act A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1943?, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1943, Gp Capt (WS): 1 Jan 1944, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947, Act AVM: 28 Mar 1949, AVM: Retained,

xx xxx xxxx:                Attended RMC Sandhurst.

16 Aug 1916:                Officer, East Surrey Regiment.

20 Mar 1917:                Flying Officer, RFC.

xx xxx xxxx:                   Pilot, No 34 Sqn RFC.

xx xxx xxxx:                   Pilot, No 52 Sqn.

11 Mar 1918:                Staff, Instrument Design Establishment (Home)

 1 Aug 1919:           Resigned his commission in the East Surrey Regiment on appointment to a Permanent Commission in the RAF.

1 Aug 1919:                 Awarded Permanent Commission as a Lieutenant

20 May 1921:               Staff, Aircraft Depot, Egypt.

 9 Apr 1927:                 Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Attended Flying Instructor's Course, Central Flying School (graded A1)

18 Mar 1928:               QFI, No 3 FTS.

19 Jan 1931:                 Attended RAF Staff College.

 1 Apr 1932:                 Staff, Deputy Directorate of Staff Duties.

 7 Feb 1934:                 Employed with RAAF.

 5 Jun 1936:                  Supernumerary, No 9 FTS.

 2 Mar 1937:                Air Staff, HQ Training Command.

1937 - 45                                 ?

 1 Jan 1941:                Gazetted for rendering valuable services in connection with the war

12 Nov 1945:               SASO, HQ No 1 Group

30 Oct 1946:                AOC, Rhodesian Air Training Group.

28 Mar 1949:               AOC, No 21 Group.

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