Air Commodore B C Bennett (41365)


Brian Coghlan             b: 9 Oct 1917              r: 25 Oct 1971            d:  3 Aug 2010

AFC 31 Mar 1944.

Act Plt Off (P): 14 Dec 1938, Plt Off (P): 3 Sep 1939, Plt Off: 6 Oct 1939, Fg Off (WS): 3 Sep 1940, Flt Lt (WS): 3 Sep 1941,  (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1944, Sqn Ldr (WS): 15 Mar 1946, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1947, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1953, Act Gp Capt: 7 Nov 1960, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1961, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1966.

14 Dec 1938:               Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

14 Dec 1938:               Initial Officer Training.

xx xxx 1939:               U/T Pilot, No ? FTS.

 6 Oct 1942:                Transferred to the Reserve and recalled for Air Force Service.

xx xxx xxxx:               Flight Commander, No 7 Sqn.

12 Oct 1944:               Prisoner of War

xx xxx 1946:               Staff, Directorate of Operational Training.

xx xxx xxxx:               Appointed to Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant [effective xx xxx xxxx antedated to 1 Dec 1942 on 25 Feb 1947]

xx xxx 1950:               Officer Commanding, No 99 Sqn. (York C1)

18 Aug 1952:              Air Staff - Air Movements, HQ Transport Command.

16 Apr 1953:               PSO to Inspector of Air Transport Services.

xx xxx 1954:  

 

 9 Mar 1960:                Staff Officer, Department of the CAS.

 7 Nov 1960:               Deputy Director of Quartering.

 8 Jan 1964                  Officer Commanding, RAF Changi

10 Apr 1967:               SASO, HQ No 38 Group.

 1 Jun 1969:                 Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans, Operations & Intelligence), HQ CENTO.

He was flying Lancaster PB474 on 12 October 1944 in a raid against Wanne-Eickel, when he was shot down, all but two of the crew being captured.

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