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Air Commodore G W P Grant (29091)


Photo of G W P GrantGeorge William Patrick (Tubby)

b: 15 Feb 1911                      

r: 15 Feb 1956                      

d: 3 Feb 1961

CBE - 1 Jan 1946, MiD - 11 Jun 1942, LoM (Cdr) - 9 Oct 1945, ON(C)S - 18 Nov 1947.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

Plt Off (P): 27 Jun 1930, Plt Off: 22 Sep 1931, Fg Off: 27 Dec 1931, Act Flt Lt: xx xxx xxxx, Flt Lt: 27 Dec 1935, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1938, Act Wg Cdr: 6 Sep 1939, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1941, Act Gp Capt: 24 Mar 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 24 Sep 1942, Act A/Cdre: 8 Jan 1944, Gp Capt (WS): 8 Jul 1944, A/Cdre: retained.

Photo Alexander Grant

27 Jun 1930:            Granted a Short Service Commission.

30 Jul 1930:              U/T Pilot, No 2 FTS

12 Feb 1932:            Pilot, No 36 Sqn (Singapore)

 7 Jul 1933:               Supernumerary, Non-Effective (Sick), RAF Depot

27 Nov 1933:           Pilot, No 54 Sqn (Bulldogs - Hornchurch)

14 Mar 1935:           Pilot, Coast Defence Development Unit

11 Jan 1936:             Flight Commander, No 100 Sqn (Seletar)

 6 Feb 1939:             Supernumerary, HQ No 6 (Auxiliary) Group.

 3 Apr 1939:             Supernumerary, HQ No 50 (Training) Group.

19 Aug 1939:            Air Staff, Deputy Directorate of Intelligence (2)

 6 May 1940:            Air Staff, Deputy Directorate of Intelligence (1)

27 Jun 1940:             Transferred to the RAFO and recalled for active service

xx Mar 1941:            Officer Commanding, No 53 Sqn

24 Mar 1942:           Deputy Director of Intelligence (3), Air Ministry

 8 Jan 1944:             Director of Intelligence (Operations)

He was born in Moscow.  On 26 May 1941 he was returning from a patrol in Blenheim IV, V6301, when he hit a gun post at St Eval whilst undershooting the runway in bad visibility.

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