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Edouard Michael Fitzfrederick
b: 29 Sep 1908
r: 7 Jan 1966
d: 15 Jun 1987
1963 (OBE - 1 Jan 1942), CB -
1960, FRAeS, FBIM,
MiD - 2 Jun 1943, MiD
- 8 Jun 1944, SO (K) - 18 Sep 1953.
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Jul 1928, Fg Off: 28 Jan 1930, Flt
Lt: xx xxx xxxx, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct
1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940,
Act Gp Capt:
23 Apr 1942?,
(T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1942,
23 Oct 1942,
1 Dec 1943, Act
A/Cdre: 4 Mar 1944?, Gp Capt (WS): 4
Sep 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947,
Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre:
1 Jan 1952,
AVM: 1 Jan 1955, Act AM: 1 Jun 1962, AM:
1 Jul 1963.
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Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.
Pilot, No 56 Sqn.
Pilot, No 403 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.
Supernumerary - Non effective (Sick), RAF Depot.
Supernumerary, RAF Depot.
Attended Specialist Signals Course, Electrical and Wireless School.
Signals Duty?, RAF North Weald.
Exchange posting with RNZAF.
9 Dec 1940: Ceased to be seconded for special duties.
Officer Commanding, No 80 (Signals) Wing.
29 Apr 1942: ?
Air Staff, HQ North-West African Air Force.
Chief Signals Officer, Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force.
15 Jan 1944: Deputy Chief Signals Officer, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces.
27 Apr 1944: Air Commodore - ?, HQ Middle East Command.
Commandant, Empire Radio School.
Deputy Director, Air Staff Policy.
Air Adviser to the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
Chief Signals Officer, SHAPE.
Attended Imperial Defence College.
SASO, British Joint Services Mission - Washington.
Chairman, NATO Military Agency for Standardisation.
AOA, HQ Far East Air Force.
Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment & Inspector of Ground
Controller, Guided Weapons and Electronics, Ministry of Aviation.
He entered the RAF College at Cranwell in 1926 after receiving an education at St Paul's School. At Cranwell he represented the college at fencing and attained the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant. After retiring from the RAF, he joined Short Brothers and Harland in 1968 as Chairman retaining the post until 1976.
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