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Air Commodore N R Buckle (22106)


Nevile Raby                 b: 4 Jun 1902                      r: 2 Dec 1947                     d: 14 Feb 1981

MVO - 23 Jul 1937

Plt Off: 6 Jan 1926, Fg Off: 8 Aug 1927, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1931, Sqn Ldr:: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 1 Sep 1942, Wg Cdr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Oct 1941], Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: Retained.

 6 Jan 1926:            Appointed to a Short Service Commission

15 Jan 1926:            U/T Pilot, No 4 FTS.

12 May 1927:          U/T Pilot, No 11 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:              Pilot, No 11 Sqn.

17 Sep 1928:           Pilot, No 100 Sqn.

?

 1 May 1929:           QFI, No 2 FTS.

 5 May 1931:           Pilot, RAF Upper Heyford Station Flight

xx Nov 1931:           Officer i/c?, RAF Upper Heyford Station Flight

 5 Dec 1932:            QFI & Command Examining Officer, HQ ADGB.

 1 Jun 1936:            Granted Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

14 Jul 1936:             Air Staff, HQ Fighter Command.

 9 Aug 1938:            Staff, Directorate of Communications Development.

24 Oct 1938            Staff, Joint Directorate of Research and Development

xx xxx xxxx:             ?

xx xxx 1946:            Deputy Director of Operations.

Together with Flt Sgt Scott, he restored Sopwith Triplane N5912 for the 1936 Hendon Pegeant and following further refurbishment, it was placed in the RAF Museum in 1972, where it remains today.  In 1938 he bought himself a Bristol Fighter (registered G-AFHJ  ex F4587), however, it was destroyed by enemy action during WWII.

Retired at his own request.

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