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Air Commodore R G Bowditch (05209)


Robert George            b:   12 Sep 1907                      r:   12 Sep 1962?               d:  xx xxx 1973-2006

CBE - xx xxx xxxx, MiD - 8 Jun 1944, MiD - 1 Jan 1945, AFRAeS

A/A: xx xxx xxxx, AC1: xx xxx xxxx, LAC: xx xxx xxxx, Cpl: xx xxx xxxx, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off (P):  8 Apr 1932, Plt Off:   8 Apr 1933, Fg Off:  8 Oct 1933, Flt Lt: 1 Oct 1936, Sqn Ldr:  1 Apr 1939, (T) Wg Cdr:  1 Mar 1941, Act Gp Capt:  26 Jan 1945?, Wg Cdr (WS):  26 Jul 1945, Wg Cdr:  1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt:  1 Jan 1950, Act A/Cdre:  1 May 1949 - xx xxx 1952, A/Cdre: retained

xx Sep 1923:             Aircraft Apprentice, 8th Entry, No 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices)

xx xxx 1926:              Airman (363910)

xx xxx xxxx:               U/T Pilot (NCO), No ? FTS

 8 Apr 1932:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the General Duties Branch

 8 Apr 1932:              Pilot, No 207 Sqn

11 Sep 1932:             Supernumerary - non effective (sick), RAF Depot

 2 Aug 1933:              Pilot, No 26 Sqn

11 Nov 1933:            Staff, RAF Depot

 8 Aug 1934:             Attended Officers' Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot

11 Feb 1937:            Engineer duties, Aircraft Depot - India

24 Apr 1940:            Transferred to the Technical Branch

23 Jun 1941:             Engineer Officer, HQ Air Forces in India

17 Oct 1948:            Seconded to Royal Pakistan Air Force

14 Jan 1952:             Command Aeronautical Inspection Officer, HQ Maintenance Command

xx xxx 1953:             Command Engineer Officer, HQ Maintenance Command

xx xxx 1956:            

14 Sep 1959:            Deputy Director, Directorate of Mechanical Transport and Marine Craft

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