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Air Commodore F G H Ewens (19213)


Frederick George Hicks          

b: 1 Nov 1903             r: 20 Jul 1948              d: 16 Dec 1959

MiD 1 Jan 1941, MiD 24 Sep 1941,

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 7 Jul 1925, Plt Off: 7 Jan 1926, Fg Off: 7 Feb 1927, Flt Lt: 5 Nov 1930, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1942,  Act Gp Capt: 7 Feb 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 7 Aug 1942, Act A/Cdre: 17 Apr 1945, Gp Capt (WS): 17 Oct 1945, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946 1 Nov 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: Retained.

7 Jul 1925:                   Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

17 Jul 1925:                  U/T Pilot, No 4 FTS

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

 1 Oct 1926:                 Pilot, No 70 Sqn.

 1 Jan 1928:                  Personnel Staff Officer, HQ RAF Iraq

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

23 Apr 1929:               Attended Electrical and Wireless School.

29 Jul 1930:                 Signals Officer, RAF Tangmere.

 1 Sep 1930:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

 2 Jan 1933:                 Signals Officer, RAF College, Cranwell.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

28 Feb 1935:               Flight Commander, No 11 Sqn.

15 Apr 1935:               Staff, No 2 (Indian Wing) Station, Risalpur.

18 Mar 1937:               Signals Officer, HQ RAF India.

17 Dec 1938:               Supernumerary, No 1 RAF Depot

17 Apr 1939:               Chief Signals Officer, HQ No 6 Group

 6 Sep 1939:                Signals Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command

xx xxx xxxx:                   ?

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

30 Jan 1941:                Signals Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command

 7 Feb 1942:                Chief Signals Officer, HQ Air Forces in India

17 Apr 1945:               SASO, HQ No 26 (Signals) Group

25 Apr 1946:               SASO, HQ No 90 (Signals) Group

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