Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
Sinclair Melville b: 1 Nov 1922 r: 31 Mar 1977 d: 24 Jan 2003
CBE - 8 Jun 1968, MiD - 1 Jan 1946, CEng, FIERE
AC2: xx xxx xxxx, LAC: xx xxx xxxx, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off (P): 7 Aug 1942, Fg Off (WS): 7 Feb 1943, Flt Lt (WS): 7 Aug 1944, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1946 [7 Feb 1946], Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1953, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1958, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1963, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1969, Act AVM: 22 Nov 1974, AVM: 1 Jan 1975
xx xxx xxxx: U/T Pilot, No ? FTS (533883)
xx xxx xxxx: NCO Pilot, No ? Sqn
7 Aug 1942: Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the General Duties Branch
28 Feb 1946: Appointed to an Extended Service Commission in the General Duties Branch in the rank of Flying Officer [Seniority 7 Aug 1943]
8 Sep 1948: Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the General Duties Branch in the rank of Flight Lieutenant for subsequent transfer to the Technical Branch
xx xxx 1948: Attended Electrical Engineering Course?
7 Sep 1949: Transferred to the Technical Branch
xx xxx xxxx: Attended RAF Staff College.
7 Jan 1957: Technical Officer, Directorate of Operational Requirements (B)
23 Sep 1957: Staff Officer, Directorate of Operational Requirements (B)
xx xxx xxxx: Attended Joint Services Command and Staff College.
2 Jan 1961: Directing Staff, RAF Staff College.
12 Jun 1965: Member, British Joint Communications Electronics Board, HQ Middle East Command
18 Feb 1966: Command Signals Officer, HQ Near East Air Force
7 Jan 1969: Director of Signals (Air)
xx Jan 1972: Air Officer Commanding, RAF St Athan/Air Officer Wales
22 Nov 1974: Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Signals)
Retired at his own request
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