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Air Commodore L R S Freestone (05157)


Lionel Richard Stanford

b: 25 Oct 1904                                             r: 13 Aug 1957                                        d: xx Jun 1983

OBE 11 Jun 1942, AFRAeS.

(RAF): - AC App: xx xxx xxxx, LAC: xx xxx xxxx, Cpl: xx xxx xxxx, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off (P): 17 Jun  1929, Plt Off: 17 Jun 1930, Fg Off: 17 Dec 1930, Flt Lt: 17 Dec 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Feb 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Sep 1940, Act Gp Capt: 2 Mar 1942, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 2 Sep 1942, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1950.

xx xxx xxxx:                Aircraft Apprentice, 3rd Entry, RAF Cranwell.

xx xxx xxxx:                Airman (335914)

xx xxx xxxx:                Airman Pilot,

17 Jun 1929:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

17 Jun 1929:               QFI, No 3 Flying Training School.

 8 Jan 1931:                Instructor, Central Flying School.

21 28 Feb 1932:      Placed on the half pay list Scale B.

29 Feb 1932:              Staff/Instructor, Air Armament School.

 2 Nov 1932:              Non-effective (Sick), RAF Depot

 3 Mar 1933:              Armament Officer, No 2 Armament Training Camp.

 1 Mar 1934:              Armament Officer, No 3 Armament Training Camp.

 1 Apr 1935:               Armament Officer, No 1 Flying Training School.

 1 Feb 1936:               Armament Officer, No 2 Armament Training Camp.

24 Oct 1936:              Armament Officer, HQ Aden Command

28 Apr 1938:              Supernumerary, No 1 RAF Depot

13 Aug 1938:              Technical Officer, Joint Directorate of Research and Development

xx xxx 1940:               Served in Ministry of Aircraft Production?

 4 Apr 1949:               Director of Armament

 6 Mar 1950:              Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ British Air Forces of Occupation

21 Nov 1952              Director of Armament Engineering.

 3 Apr 1954:               Director of Technical Services (Air), British Joint Services Mission (USA)

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