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Air Commodore F Crerar (90368)

Finlay               b:   23 Mar 1904                                                        d: 12 Aug 1965

CBE 24 Sep 194, MiD 20 Feb 1940

AuxAF:  Sqn Ldr:  15 Jun 1937, Act Wg Cdr: xx Nov 1939, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Sep 1940, Gp Capt: xx xxx xxxx, Act A/Cdre:  23 Jun 1943?

15 Jun 1937:    Granted a Commission in the Auxiliary Air Force in the rank of Squadron Leader.

15 Jun 1937:    Officer Commanding, No 612 (County of Aberdeen) Sqn Aux AF.

xx Nov 1939:   Officer Commanding, RAF Dyce.


17 Feb 1942:   Wing Commander Organisation, HQ Maintenance Command


23 Jun 1943:    Commandant, Royal Observer Corps.

xx xxx xxxx:      Inspector of the RAuxAF.

 8 Feb 1952:    Appointed Additional ADC to The King.

10 Jun 1952:    Appointed ADC to The Queen (effective from 8 Feb 1952)

xx xxx xxxx - 11 Mar 1957:    Honorary Air Commodore, No 612 (County of Aberdeen) Sqn RAuxAF

xx xxx xxxx - 11 Mar 1957:    Honorary Air Commodore, No 2612 (County of Aberdeen) Field Sqn RAuxAF Reg

xx xxx xxxx 31 Jan 1961:    Honorary Air Commodore, No 3612 (County of Aberdeen) Fighter Control Unit, RAuxAF

 1 Sep 1957:        Relinquished his commission in the RAuxAF

He became the first CO of No 612 Squadron.

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