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Air Commodore A N Gallehawk


 Arthur Noel                b: 1 Dec 1893                         r: 11 Mar1942                      d: 24 Dec 1945

AFC - 3 Jun 1919.

(RN): - Midín: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Act Sub-Lt: 18 Mar 1915, (T) (P) Flt Sub-Lt: 10 Jun 1915, (T) Flt Sub-Lt: 10 Nov 1915 [10 Jun 1915],  Act Flt Lt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Flt Lt: 31 Dec 1916, Flt Cdr: 31 Dec 1917.

(RAF): - (T) Capt [Lt]: 1 Apr 1918, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1923, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1931, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1937, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1940, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx 1914:               Midshipman, Kinfauns Castle, East Africa

10 Jun 1915:               Officer, No 7 Sqn RNAS, East Africa

 1 Aug 1919:               Awarded Permanent Commission as a Captain

28 Nov 1919:              Staff, Coastal Area Aircraft Depot.

16 Mar 1920:               Instructor, Coastal Aircraft Depot.

 1 Oct 1921:                Flight Commander, No 203 Sqn.

 1 Apr 1922:                Instructor?, RAF Training Base, Leuchars.  

14 Feb 1923:               Supernumerary, HQ Coastal Area.

 1 May 1923:               Attended RAF Staff College.

 6 Jun 1924:                 Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn.

22 Mar 1926:               Officer Commanding, No 2 Armoured Car Company

 2 Dec 1926:                Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn.

12 Sep 1927:               Non-effective (sick).

23 May 1928:              Squadron Commander, Central flying School.

 8 Jan 1929:                 Personnel Staff Officer, HQ Inland Area.

 7 Sep 1929:                Staff Officer, HQ Transjordan and Palestine.

22 Apr 1932:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot

 1 Aug 1932:                Aviation Officer to C in C, Home Fleet

xx Aug 1936:               Officer Commanding, RAF Finningley.

 1 Feb 1937:                Officer Commanding, No 5 FTS.

27 Jul 1940:                 SASO, HQ Flying Training Command.

21 Dec 1941:

xx xxx 1942:              Regional Air Liaison Officer.  

His father was a Lieutenant and Quartermaster in the 2nd Leinster Regiment.  As a Midshipman, he was involved in the search for the Konigsburg in late 1914.  He rescued the flying boat of Flight Sub-Lieutenant H D Cutler which had been forced down through engine trouble resulting in Cutler's capture by the Germans.

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