Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
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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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