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Frederic Osborne Storey
b: 6 Dec 1912
d: 11 Jul 1965
- 1 Jan 1964, CBE - 13 Jun 1957,
MiD - 1 Jan 1943,
MiD - 2 Jun 1943,
(RAFVR): Act Plt Off (P): 23 Oct 1939, Plt Off (P): 18 May 1940, Plt Off: 23 Oct 1940, Fg Off (WS): 18 May 1941, Flt Lt (WS): 18 May 1942, Act Sqn Ldr: xx xxx xxxx, Act Wg Cdr: 17 Apr 1944?, Sqn Ldr (WS): 17 Oct 1944,
26 Mar 1946 [1 Sep 1945], Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947,
Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1955, A/Cdre: 1
23 Oct 1939: Appointed to a Commission in the RAFVR.
Officer Commanding, No 69 Sqn.
Officer Commanding, No 140 Sqn.
1946: Appointed to a
Permanent Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader
(retaining rank current at the time)
[wef 1 Sep 1945]
[wef 1 Sep 1945]
xx Mar 1954: Officer Commanding, Flying Wing, RAF Bassingbourn.
Officer Commanding, RAF Binbrook.
Air Staff, Air Ministry.
Attended Imperial Defence College.
Assistant commandant, RAF Staff College, Bracknell.
SASO, No 1 (Bomber) Group.
Director of Intelligence (A).
Air Commodore – Intelligence (A).
Gaining a MA from Christ Church College, Oxford in
1934, where he had been a member of the Oxford University Air Squadron, he
joined the Aircraft Operating Co. (Johannesburg) as a Geologist.
In 1936 he took part in the Geological Survey of Southern Rhodesia.
Joining the RAFVR in 1939 he was called up for service on the outbreak of
war in 1939 and having completed his training was commissioned.
in the East Africa, the Middle East and Europe, by the end of the war he was
Wing Commander having commanded two squadrons. No 69 being equipped with Wellingtons engaged on photo-recce
missions in support of the Allied invasion and No 140 which was also used in the
night photo-recce role as part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force but using
Mosquito's. With the end of the war
he decided to stay in the RAF and was awarded a permanent commission as a
Squadron Leader in 1945.
whilst still on the active list.
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