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Air Vice-Marshal T E Drowley


Thomas Edward           b: 23 Mar 1894                 r: 29 Sep 1949                        d: 2 Mar 1985

CBE  - 2 Jun 1943 (OBE 3 Jun 1933),

(Army): - Pvt: xx xxx xxxx, Cpl: xx xxx xxxx, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) 2 Lt: 26 Jun 1916, Lt: xx xxx xxxx.

(RAF): - Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1921, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1928, Wg Cdr 1 Jan 1937, Gp Capt: 1 Apr 1939, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Nov 1942, Act AVM: 16 Dec 1946, AVM: 1 Jan 1947.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Flight Mechanic, RFC

26 Jun 1916:                Appointed to a Commission in the RFC

 4 Oct 1916:                 Equipment Officer 3rd Class, RFC

6 Oct 1917:                  Equipment Officer 2nd Class, RFC

12 Sep 1919:               Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (Technical Branch)

xx xxx xxxx:                  Technical Officer, No 3 Stores Depot

17 Jun 1920:                Transferred to the Stores Branch

 1 Jul 1920:                   Stores Officer, No 1 Stores Depot

12 Nov 1920:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (wef 12 Sep 1919)

 1 Sep 1922:                 Stores Officer, No 4 Stores Depot.

xx xxx 1925:                  Supernumerary,

22 Sep 1925:                Stores Officer, Stores Depot - Iraq.

 1 May 1927:                Stores Officer, RAF Base and Stores Depot - Iraq

25 Oct 1927:                Stores Officer, RAF Upper Heyford.

24 Sep 1929:                Stores Staff Officer, Directorate of Equipment.

13 Nov 1933               Stores Staff Officer, HQ Central Area.

12 Dec 1935:               Equipment Staff Officer, HQ RAF Middle East.

27 Mar 1939:               Officer Commanding, No 25 Maintenance Unit/Special Appointment, Department of AM for Development and Production.

xx xxx 1941:                 Director of Equipment, RAF Delegation, Washington DC, USA

15 Dec 1946:               Director-General of Equipment.

Retired at his own request.

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