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Air Vice-Marshal K W Godfrey (77353)


Kenneth Walter            b: 23 Jan 1907                          r: 3 Feb 1963                              d: 10 Sep 1979

CB 9 Jun 1955, CBE 1 Jan 1954, MiD 8 Jun 1944.

(RAFVR): - Act Plt Off (P): 3 Feb 1940, Plt Off (P): 16 Mar 1940, Fg Off (WS): 16 Mar 1941, (T) Flt Lt: 1 Sep 1942, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1945.

(RAF): - Sqn Ldr: 12 Feb 1946 [1 Sep 1945], Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1947 [1 Jul 1947], Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1953, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: 1 Mar 1959, Act AVM: 1 Jun 1962, AVM: Not retained?.

3 Feb 1940:                 Appointed to a Commission for the duration of hostilities in the RAFVR.

19 Jul 1940:                 Transferred to the Administrative and Special Duties Branch

 1 Feb 1942:                Transferred to the RAF Regiment.

19 Mar 1943:               RAF Regiment Staff Officer, HQ No 83 Group

12 Feb 1946:               Appointed to an Extended Service Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader.

 1 Jul 1946:                  Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader (seniority 1 Sep 1945)

xx xxx xxxx:                  Staff Officer, Directorate of Technical Training/Directorate of Command and Staff Training (1947)

22 Sep 1952:                Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer, HQ Technical Training Command

24 Sep 1953:                Officer Commanding, Levies and ex-officio Adviser on Ground Defence, HQ British Forces, Aden

25 Apr 1955:                Deputy Director of Ground Defence

25 Nov 1958 1 Jul 1961:       ADC to the Queen.

 1 Mar 1959:                Director of Ground Defence

 1 Jun 1962:                 ? AVM

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