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Brigadier-General E B Gordon


E B Gordon - 1917Evelyn Boscawen           b: 6 Oct 1877              r: 5 May 1925/6 Oct 1932?               d: 27 Oct 1963

CMG - 1 Jan 1919, DSO - 3 Jun 1916, MiD - 1 Jan 1916, MiD - 1 Jan 1919.

(Militia): - 2Lt: 19 Jul 1899.

(Army): - 2Lt: 5 May 1900, Lt: 18 Jun 1901, Capt: 22 Aug 1907, (B) Maj: 18 Feb 1915, Maj: 1 Sep 1915, (B) Lt-Col: 1 Jan 1917,

(RAF): - Lt Col:  1 Apr 1918, Act Brig-Gen: 1 22 Nov 1918, Lt Col (A): 22 Nov 1918

19 Jul 1899:            Officer, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Militia)

xx xxx 1899:           Officer, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

 9 May 1900:           Officer, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers

 1 Oct 1906:           Adjutant, The Northumberland Fusiliers

 1 Oct 1909:   

 5 Aug 1914:           Special Appointment (graded as GSO III)

28 Apr 1915:           Embarked for France

29 Apr 1915:           Adjutant, 3rd Wing RFC

27 Jun 1915:            GSO III, HQ RFC attached to 1st Wing

20 Oct 1915:           GSO II, HQ RFC

5-11 May 1916:       Attended Ecole de tir Aerien

15-16 Jun 1916:      Temporary duty at HQ 3rd Wing

29 May - 2 Jun 1916:           Temporary duty at HQ 3rd Wing

5-6 Dec 1916:          Temporary duty in Paris

24-30 Dec 1916:      Temporary duty in England

 8 Feb 1917:             Returned to Home Establishment

 1 Apr 1917:             Commandant, School of Aerial Gunnery.

 1 Jun 1918:              Posted to HQ, RAF in the Field

 5 Jun 1918:              Chief Staff Officer, HQ The Independent Force.

 1 Nov 1918:             Brigadier-General (Staff),  HQ The Independent Force.

22 Nov 1918:           Ceases to be employed as a Staff Officer/Returned to Home Establishment.

26 Jul 1919:              Relinquishes his commission on ceasing to be employed by the RAF.

13 Jun 1921:             Relinquished his temporary appointment as an Assistant Adjutant and Quarter-Master General.

 5 May 1925:            Attained the age limit for liability to recall and ceased to be on the Reserve of Officers. (also shown as 6 Oct 1932?)

He was awarded RAeC Certificate No 4382? on 17 March 1915.

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