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Air Commodore E S Burns


Eric Scott                     b: 4 Jul 1899                r: 22 Feb 1950                     d: 24 Dec 1957

CBE - 1 Jan 1949.

(RNAS):- (T) PFO: 10 Mar 1918,

(RAF):- ):- (T) 2 Lt: 31 Aug 1918, Plt Off: 1 Aug 1919; 1 Nov 1922 [1 May 1921], Fg Off: 1 May 1923 [1 Nov 1922], Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1928, Sqn Ldr:: 1 Jun 1936, Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1939, Act Gp Capt: xx xxx xxxx?, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1941, Act A/Cdre: 14 Jul 1945?, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947.

xx xxx xxxx:             Probationary Flt Officer, RNAS.

31 Aug 1918:           Granted a Temporary Commission as an Aeroplane Officer

xx xxx 1919:            Transferred to the Unemployed List.

 1 Nov 1922:           Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Pilot Officer.

 1 Nov 1922:           U/T Pilot, No 24 Sqn.

10 Aug 1923:           Attended Fleet Fighter Course, RAF Base Leuchars.

31 May 1924:          Pilot, No 405 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.

14 Aug 1924:          Pilot, No 403 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA

12 Jun 1925:            Pilot, No 405 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.

25 Apr 1927:           Staff, RAF Donibristle.

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30 Mar 1928:           Air Staff, HQ RAF Mediterranean.

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20 Jan 1930:            Attended RAF Staff College.

20 Dec 1930:           Flight Commander, No 54  Sqn.

 5 Oct 1931:            Supernumerary, HQ Coastal Area.

19 Oct 1931:           Air Staff, Directorate of Training.

 3 Apr 1934:            Air Staff, Directorate of Staff Duties.

18 Apr 1936:           CFI?, No 8 FTS.

 8 Apr 1938:            Air Staff, Directorate of Training.

1939                                               CFI, Cambridge University Air Sqn.

 5 Sep 1939:            Air Staff, Directorate of Staff Duties.

29 Jan 1940:            Assistant Director of War Training and Tactics.

 xx Jul 1940:            Assistant Director of Air Tactics.

14 Jul 1945:            Director of Personal Services.

 1 May 1947:          AOC, No 66 (Scottish) Group.

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