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Air Commodore S H C Gray (22156)


Selwyn Harmer Cecil                b: 26 Aug 1907                     r: 1 Jan 1957                d: 28 Apr 1969

OBE - 1 Jan 1941, MiD - 26 Jun 1931.

Plt Off (P): 23 Jan 1926, Plt Off: 26 Jul 1926?, Fg Off: 23 Jul 1927, Flt Lt: 1 Feb 1932, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, Act Gp Capt: 20 Oct 1941?, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Apr 1942], Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, Act A/Cdre: 1 Sep 1944 - 46?, A/Cdre: Retained.

23 Jan 1926:            U/T Pilot, No 2 FTS.

14 Dec 1926:           Pilot, No 13 Sqn.

28 Feb 1928:           Staff, Aircraft Depot, India.

28 Aug 1928:           Pilot, No 20 Sqn.

28 Oct 1930:            Staff, Aircraft Depot, India.

 1 Mar 1932:            Flight Commander, No 28 Sqn.

21 Mar 1933:           Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

24 Jun 1933:            Supernumerary, RAF Depot. 

 6 Sep 1933:            Flight Commander, No 26 Sqn.

xx xxx 1935:            Commission extended to 11 years.

 1 Feb 1936:            QFI, No 10 FTS.

 1 Jun 1936:            Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

19 Apr 1937:           Officer Commanding, No 13 Sqn.

 

20 Oct 1941:           SASO, HQ RAF in Northern Ireland.

xx Nov 1942:          ? 

26 Jun 1943:            Chief Instructor, RAF Wing, Middle East Staff College.

 1 Sep 1944:            Commandant, RAF Staff College (Overseas)

29 Sep 1945:           AOC, AHQ East Africa.

17 Dec 1946            ?

1949                        SASO, HQ No 47 (Transport) Group.

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