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Air Vice-Marshal E S Goodwin


E S Goodwin - 1916Edwin Spencer                 b: 12 Dec 1894            r: 9 Mar 1948                        d: 17 May 1991

CB - 8 Jun 1944, CBE - 17 Mar 1941, AFC - 2 Nov 1918, Bar - 3 Jun 1933, MiD - 22 Dec 1919, MiD - 3 Jun 1918, MiD - 1 Jan 1941, SA3SB - xx xxx xxxx.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(RN): - (T) Flt Sub-Lt: 28 May 1916, (T) Flt Lt: 1 Oct 1917.

(RAF): - (T) Capt [Lt]: 1 Apr 1918, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Flt Lt: 28 Nov 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Sqn Ldr: 12 Dec 1928, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1935, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1939, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx 1939?, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1940, A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1943, Act AVM: 16 Feb 1943, (T) AVM: 1 Jan 1946, AVM: 8 Mar 1948.

xx xxx 1918:                Pilot, RAF Detachment, Baltic/ North Russia.

12 Oct 1919:               Transferred to Unemployed List

28 Nov 1919:              Appointed to Short Service Commission in rank of Flight Lieutenant

 1 Dec 1919:                Staff, M.A.E.E.

24 Feb 1922:                Pilot, No 216 Sqn. (DH10, Vimy - Egypt)

13 Jun 1927:                Pilot, No 480 (Flying Boat) Flight. (Southampton - Calshot)

 1 Jan 1929:                 Flight Commander, No 201 Sqn. (Southampton - Calshot)

 8 Jan 1929:                 Officer Commanding, No 22 Sqn. (Trials Aircraft Martlesham Heath)

 8 May 1933:               Attended Senior Officer's (Army) School, Sheerness.

 3 Apr 1934:                Air Staff, Directorate of Organisation.

23 Mar 1935:               Officer Commanding, No 15 Sqn. (Horsley, Trials Aircraft Martlesham Heath)

5 Feb 1936:                 Air Staff, Directorate of Organisation

 5 Aug 1937:                Officer Commanding, No 38 Sqn. (Hendon, Wellington - Marham)  

16 Jan 1939:                Group Captain - ?, HQ Bomber Command.

xx xxx 1939:                 SASO, HQ No 3 Group?

25 Mar 1941:               Director of Operational Training.

25 Feb 1942:                Director-General of Training (Air).

19 Nov 1945:               AOA, HQ Bomber Command.  

He was awarded RAeC Certificate No 3333 on 3 August 1916.

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