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Air Vice-Marshal H Ford (05181)


Howard            b: 18 Dec 1905                          r: 1 Apr 1964                                   d: 28 Mar 1986

CB 13 Jun 1959, CBE 1 Jan 1954, AFC 1 Sep 1944, BA.

(RAF): - Plt Off: 27 Sep 1930 [27 Sep 1929], Fg Off: 27 Mar 1931, Flt Lt: 27 Mar 1935, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1942, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, Act A/Cdre: 24 Dec 1951, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1953, AVM: 1 Jan 1960

27 Sep 1930:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

27 Sep 1930:               U/T Pilot, No 5 Flying Training School

 8 Sep 1931:                Pilot, No 13 Sqn.

27 Feb 1933:               Attended Armament Officer' Course, Air Armament School

28 Feb 1934:               Armament Officer, No 1 Armament Practice Camp.

 1 Feb 1935:                Armament Officer, Aircraft Depot, Iraq.

18 Jan 1937:                Supernumerary, Air Armament School.

23 Jan 1939:                Attended RAF Staff College

26 Aug 1939:               Air Staff, HQ No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

 1 Nov 1944:                Deputy Director, Directorate of Armament Requirements

xx xxx xxxx:                  Deputy Director, Directorate of Operational Requirements (I)

16 May 1951:              Transferred to the Technical Branch.

24 Dec 1951:               ?

xx xxx xxxx:                  

16 Apr 1956:                Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Flying Training Command

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