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Air Commodore B H Boon (36045)


Benjamin Harry            b: 8 Apr 1913                  r: 8 Apr 1968                  d: xx Aug 1989

CBE 1 Jan 1968 (OBE 8 Jun 1950), MiD 14 Jun 1945, BA, CEng, MIEE.

(RAFO Class AA2): - Plt Off (P): 19 Mar 1934,

(RAF): - Plt Off: 1 Oct 1935 [1 Jul 1934], Fg Off: 1 Apr 1936 [1 Jan 1936], Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1938 [ 1 Jan 1938], (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1940, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1941, Sqn Ldr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Sep 1940], Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1950, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1961.

19 Mar 1934:               Appointed to a Commission in Class AA2 of the RAFO.

14 Jan 1935:                Transferred to Class C of the RAFO

 1 Oct 1935:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission (seniority 1 Jul 1934)

 4 May 1936:               Pilot, No 38 Sqn (Heyford - Marham)

24 Apr 1938:               Attended No 1 Electrical and Wireless School.

 

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

 

16 Nov 1943:               Signals Staff Officer, HQ ACSEA

xx xxx xxxx:                  Staff Officer, Directorate of Signals (1947)

 5 May 1948:               Inspector of Radio Services

xx xxx xxxx:               

17 Aug 1955:               Chief Signals Officer, Allied Air Forces Northern Europe

21 Apr 1958:               Command Signals Officer, HQ Maintenance Command

 1 Aug 1960:                CRAFT, RAF Telecommunications Control Staff, HQ Signals Staff.

12 Nov 1962:              Deputy Chief Signals Officer, SHAPE.

29 Jan 1965:                Air Officer Engineering, HQ Coastal Command

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