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Peter b: 16 Jul 1919 r: 1 Apr 1982 d: 11 Dec 2005
CBE – 10 Jun 1966, DFC – 29 Dec 1944, TD - 17 Jul 1964..
(Army): Pte: xx xxx 1938, 2 Lt: 3 May 1939, Lt: xx xxx xxxx.
(RAF (GD)): (T) Plt Off: 31 Jan 1942, Fg Off (WS): 1 Oct 1942, Flt Lt (WS): 31 Jan 1944, Act Sqn Ldr: xx xxx 1945.
(RAF (Legal)): Flt Lt: 1 Sep 1951, Sqn Ldr: 11 Sep 1957, Wg Cdr: 11 Sep 1965, Gp Capt: 5 Jan 1971, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1975, AVM: 1 Jan 19798.
xx xxx 1938: Soldier, Liverpool Scottish (TA) Regiment.
3 May 1939: Officer, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (87333)
xx xxx 1942: U/T Pilot.
xx Mar 1943: Pilot, No 241 Sqn. (Hurricanes)
xx xxx 1943: Pilot, No 154 Sqn. (Spitfires)
xx Oct 1944: Liaison Officer, Sofia, Bulgaria.
xx xxx 1945: Flight Commander, No 253 Sqn.
xx xxx 1945: Officer Commanding, No 73 Sqn.
1946 – 1950: Practising Law.
11 Sep 1950: Relinquished his Commission in the Cameron Highlanders
11 Sep 1950: Relinquished his Temporary Commission in the RAF.
11 Sep 1950: Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Legal Branch in the rank of Flt Lt.
xx Feb 1951: Legal Officer, HQ Middle East.
xx xxx xxxx: Legal Officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force
xx xxx xxxx: Legal Officer, Aden
xx xxx xxxx: Legal Officer, London
xx xxx xxxx: Head Legal Officer, RAF Germany.
xx Mar 1969: Head Legal Officer, Singapore
xx xxx xxxx: Deputy Director of RAF Legal Services.
xx Dec 1978: Director, RAF Legal Services.
After leaving school at Sedburgh, he joined a firm of solicitors in Liverpool and resumed his studies at the end of the war.
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