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Harold Peter b: 1 Oct 1909 r: 1 Sep 1957 d: 11 Feb 1988
CBE – 1 Jan 1946, DFC – 17 Jan 1941, MA(Oxon), LoM (Off) – xx xxx xxxx.
For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here
(RAF): - Plt Off: 20 Dec 1930, Fg Off: 20 Jun 1932, Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1939, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1941, (WS) Wg Cdr: 20 Nov 1943, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1951, Act A/Cdre: 6 May 1957?.
xx xxx 1929: Flight Cadet, ‘A’ Sqn, RAF College Cranwell.
20 Dec 1930: Appointed to a Permanent Commission
20 Dec 1930: Pilot, No 26 Sqn.
5 Jan 1932: Pilot, No 31 Sqn
29 Mar1934: Supernumerary, RAF Depot
xx xxx 1934: Attended Instructors’ Course, Central Flying School.
22 Oct 1934: QFI, No 3 Flying Training School
3 Jan 1936: Air Staff, HQ RAF Mediterranean.
10 Jan 1938: QFI, No 4 Flying Training School
xx xxx xxxx: Flight Commander, No 44 Sqn
xx xxx xxxx: Attended RAF Staff College
13 Jul 1942: Air Planning Staff, HQ Combined Operations.
xx xxx xxxx: Staff, Air Planning Section of the R.A.F. Delegation, Washington
xx May1954: Officer Commanding, RAF Kuala Lumpur.
6 May 1957: SASO, HQ No 61 (Southern) Group.
On 16 October 1940 he was seriously injured when his aircraft struck an old hangar on landing on his return from a raid. In 1959 he had a novel published by Cassell called Death on the Beach.
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