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Acting Air Commodore H P Broad (26174)


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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