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Air Commodore E D H Davies (07043)


Air Comodore E D H DaviesEdward Dayrell Handley (Peter)     

b: 29 Sep 1899            

r: 27 Oct 1950                

d: 21 Mar 1974

CBE - 1 Jan 1946.

(RNAS):- PFO: xx xxx xxxx,

(RAF):- (T) 2 Lt: 27 Oct 1918, Plt Off: 1 Aug 1919, Fg Off: 16 Sep 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1927, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1935, Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1938, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1941, Act A/Cdre: 6 Feb 1943, Gp Capt (WS): 6 Aug 1943, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1944, A/Cdre: 1 Oct 1946.

Photo courtesy - Diana Mellors (nee Davies)

xx xxx xxxx:            Probationary Flight Officer, RNAS.

27 Oct 1918:           Appointed to a Commission (Seaplane Branch)

16 Sep 1919:           Appointed to a Short Service Commission (Seaplane Branch) in the rank of Flying Officer.

27 Feb 1920:          Staff Officer, HMS Pegasus. 

 6 Feb 1922:           Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

1 May 1922:           Staff, School of Naval Co-operation.

22 Sep 1923:           School of Photography whilst attended Engineering Course at RAE.

 1 Sep 1924:            Engineering Officer, No 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices).

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19 Sep 1929:           Staff, School of Naval Co-operation.

19 Jan 1931:            Attended RAF Staff College.

19 Dec 1931:           Engineer Staff Officer, HQ Coastal Area.

16 Sep 1933:           Flight Commander, No 100 Sqn.

13 Oct 1935:           Officer Commanding, No 36 Sqn.

30 Jan 1937:            Air Staff, HQ Training Command.

27 May 1940:          Air Staff, HQ Technical Training Command.

xx Sep 1940:            Administrative Staff Officer, HQ Technical Training Command.

 6 Feb 1943:            Director of Operations (Torpedoes).

xx xxx xxxx:             Air Staff, Washingston (in connection with the Potsdam Conference)

 1 May 1946:           Acting AOC, Reserve Command?

20 May 1946:          ?

xx Apr 1948:            AOC, No 65 Group

xx Aug 1949:            AOC, RAF East Africa

He invalided from the RAF on medical grounds with suspected coronary heart trouble in 1950

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