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Air Vice-Marshal P Furniss (47829)

Peter                b: 16 Jul 1919              r: 1 Apr 1982             d:  11 Dec 2005

CBE 10 Jun 1966, DFC 20 Dec 1944.

(Army): Pte: xx xxx 1938, 2 Lt: 3 May 1939, Lt: xx xxx xxxxx.

(RAF): (T) Plt Off: 31 Jan 1942, Fg Off (WS): 1 Oct 1942, Flt Lt (WS): 31 Jan 1944, Flt Lt: xx xxx xxxx, Act Sqn Ldr: xx xxx 1945.

(RAF):  Flt Lt: xx Feb 1951, Act Sqn Ldr: xx xxx xxxx Sqn Ldr: xx xxx xxxx, Wg Cdr: xx xxx xxxx, Act Gp Capt: xx xxx xxxx, Gp Capt: xx xxx xxxx, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, Act AVM: xx Dec 1978.

xx xxx 1938:               Soldier, Liverpool Scottish (TA) Regiment.

3 May 1939:                Officer, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

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.

xx xxx 1946:                 Relinquished his commission in the RAF.

1946 1950:               Practising Law.

xx xxx 1950:                 Appointed to a 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 Offiver, 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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