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Air Commodore H I T Beardsworth (03134)


Herbert  Ivor Trentham

b: 25 Mar 1899           r: 23 Sep 1946            d: 9 Aug 1964

CBE 11 Jun 1942, MiD 17 Mar 1941,

(Army): - (T) 2Lt (P): 19 Jul 1917,

(RAF): - Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 4 Aug 1919, Flt Lt:1 Jul 1924, Sqn Ldr: 1 Feb 1932, Wg Cdr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1940, Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1943, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Nov 1942.

19 Jul 1917:                 Appointed to a Commission on the General List (RFC).

 1 Aug 1919:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Lieutenant (Aeroplane Branch)

23 Mar 1920:              Attended Instructors Course, Flying Instructors School/CFS.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Supernumerary?

20 May 1921:              Instructor, No 4 FTS.

10 Aug 1921:               Pilot, No 45 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Supernumerary?

 1 Apr 1925:                Flight Commander, No 99 Sqn (Avro Aldershot)

19 Sep 1925:               Attended Officers Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

12 Oct 1926:               Attended Cambridge University.

25 Jul 1928:                 Engineering Officer, Home Aircraft Depot.

13 Sep 1932:               Officer Commanding, Station Flight, RAF Duxford.

22 Jan 1934:                Attended RAF Staff College.

21 Dec 1934:               Squadron Commander, No 5 Flying Training School.

24 Oct 1936:               Senior Engineer Officer, Aircraft Depot, Iraq.

 1 Feb 1939:                Senior Engineer Officer, HQ Reserve Command

15 Apr 1940:               Senior Engineer Officer, HQ Fighter Command

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

19 Jun 1943:                Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ Maintenance Command.

10 Feb 1945:               AOC, No 218 Group

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