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Air Commodore V B Bennett (16044)


Victor Bennet as a Flight Leiutenant with No 602 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force. Victor Bruce       

b: 11 Jun 1902                     

r: 22 Oct 1947                        

d: 9 May 1973

 DFC - 24 Oct 1941, MiD 1 Jan 1945, MiD - 14 Jun 1945, Commendation?.

 Plt Off: 16 Aug 1922, Fg Off: 16 Feb 1924, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1928, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1936, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1939, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1941, Act A/Cdre: 12 Feb 1944, Gp Capt (WS): 12 Aug 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: Retained.

Photographs courtesy of Graham Hughes

 

xx xxx 1920:                Flight Cadet, 'B' Sqn, RAF College. (Flt Cdt Sgt - Fencing, Soccer)

16 Aug 1922:               Pilot, No 24 Sqn.

14 Sep 1923:               Pilot, No 28 Sqn.

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 5 Apr 1928:                Instructor, No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn AuxAF

 1 Oct 1928:                Adjutant/Instructor, No 602 (City of Glasgow) Sqn AuxAF.

Photograph of officers of No 602 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force.

 4 Feb 1929:                Flight Commander, No 504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn.

 3 Jan 1930:                ADC to Viceroy, India

23 Dec 1931:              Flight Commander, No 26 Sqn.

15 Oct 1933:              Instructor, RAF College, Cranwell

21 Jan 1936:               Attended Army Staff College, Camberley.

 4  Jan 1938:               Air Staff, HQ Bomber Command.

11 Oct 1938:              Air Staff, Directorate of Plans. (moved Aug 40 Jul 41)

xx xxx xxxx:                Officer Commanding, No 10 Sqn.

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

16 Jan 1942:               Group Captain - ?, Middle East Command. 

12 Feb 1944:              AOA, Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force.

25 Mar 1945:

Retired at his own request.

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