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Air Commodore C W Dicken (16242)


Charles Worwood              b: 2 Sep 1905                     r: 2 Dec 1955                     d: 6 Jul 1970

CBE - 1 Jan 1946, MiD - 1 Dec 1942, MiD - 2 Jun 1943, MiD 1 Jan 1945, MiD - 14 Jun 1945, LeoP (O) 27 Jun 1947, CdeG (P) (B) 27 Jun 1947.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

Plt Off: 11 Dec 1926, Fg Off: 11 Jun 1928, Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1932, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 3 Jul 1942,  Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1943,  Act A/Cdre: 5 Oct 1944 - 31 Oct 1947?, Gp Capt (WS): 5 Apr 1945, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx Jan 1922:            Aircraft Apprentice, No 1 School of Technical Training, RAF Halton.

xx xxx 1925:           Flight Cadet, 'B' Sqn, RAF College.

11 Dec 1926:          Pilot, No 9 Sqn.

11 Sep 1928:          Pilot, No 101 Sqn.

18 Feb 1929:          Navigation Officer, RAF Base, Calshot.

12 Jan  1931:          Attended Air Navigation Course, RAF Base Calshot.

20 Dec 1932:          Navigation Officer, No 204 Sqn.

29 Apr 1935:          Navigation Officer, No 202 Sqn.

 6 Jul 1937:             Personnel Staff, HQ RAF Mediterranean.

23 Nov 1938:          Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

23 Jan 1939:           Attended RAF Staff College

25 Aug 1939:          Navigation Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command.

 3 Jan 1942:            Group Captain - Operations?, HQ Coastal Command.

xx xxx 1943:           Commanding Officer, RAF Beaulieu

 5 Oct 1944:           Deputy SASO, HQ Coastal Command

17 Mar 1947:          SASO, AHQ Levant.

 1 Nov 1947:           SASO, AHQ Malta.

28 Nov 1949:          Group Capt - Personnel, HQ Technical Training Command.

He originally entered the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice in the 5th Entry at Halton, after which he was awarded a Cadetship to the RAF College, which he represented at Hockey.  

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