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Air Commodore H F V Battle (06208)


H F V Battle - 1918Henry Frederic Vulliamy     b: 18 Sep 1899               r: 13 Oct 1946                        d: xx Oct-Dec 1981

OBE - 11 Jul 1940, DFC - 8 May 1936, MiD - 28 Oct 1921.

(Army):-- (T) 2 Lt (P): 27 Jan 1918.

(RAF):-- (T) 2 Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Plt Off: 1 Aug 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Fg Off: 16 Sep 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1927, Sqn Ldr:: 1 Dec 1935, Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1938, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1941, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Oct 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1944, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx xxxx:               Cadet, RFC.

27 Jan 1918:              Appointed Flying Officer, RFC.

18 Mar 1918:             Advanced pilot training, No 70 Training Sqn RFC/RAF

26 Jun 1918:              Attended No 1 Fighting School (until 20 Jul)

28 Jul 1918:               Attended Central Flying School. (until 11 Aug)

29 Aug 1918:             Pilot, No 60 Sqn. (until 20 Sep)

3 Dec 1918:                No 30 Training Depot Station (until 4 Dec)

7 Dec 1918:                CDP (London) (until 13 Jun 1919)  

16 Sep 1919:             Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

16 Sep 1919:             Pilot, Communication Sqn, RAF Northolt

19 Feb 1919:              In transit to Mesopotamia

 6 Mar 1920:              Awaiting disposal, HQ Mesopotamian Wing.

 9 Mar 1920:              Pilot, No 30 Sqn.

21 Mar 1922:             Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

 1 Nov 1922:              Staff, A. & A.E.E.

24 Jul 1923:                Pilot, No 22 Sqn.

12 Apr 1926:              Staff, HQ Wessex Bombing Area.

 7 Aug 1928:               Aircraft Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

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 7 Oct 1930:                Engineering Officer, Aircraft Depot, India

22 Feb 1934:              Flight Commander, No 39 Sqn.

20 Oct 1934:              Flight Commander, No 11 Sqn.

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21 Jan 1936:               Attended RAF Staff College.

 2 Jan 1937:                Officer Commanding, No 34 Sqn.

24 Oct 1938:               Organisation Staff, HQ Bomber Command

xx Apr 1941:               Officer Commanding, RAF Swanton Morley.

xx May 1942:

27 Feb 1945:               AOC, No 228 Group.

1 May 1946:               AOC, No 3 (Indian) Group.

He qualified for RAeC Certificate No 6463 on 22 April 1918.

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