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Air Commodore R K Hamblin (16223)


Richard Kaye               b: 16 Dec 1906                     r: 25 Jun 1956                      d: 30 Aug 1988

CBE - 1 Jan 1946, MiD - 18 Feb 1938, MiD - 17 Mar 1941, MiD - 24 Sep 1941, MiD - 8 Jun 1944.

Plt Off: 30 Jul 1926, Fg Off: 30 Jan 1928, Flt Lt: 1 Jun 1932, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 1 Dec 1942, Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1943, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1952.

xx xxx 1924:           Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.

30 Jul 1926:            Pilot, No 56 Sqn. (Grebe II/Siskin IIIa) (Biggin Hill/North Weald)

28 Apr 1930:          Attended Electrical and Wireless School.

27 Jul 1931:            Signals Officer, No 26 Sqn. (Atlas I) (Catterick)

4 Oct 1932:            Signals Officer, No 31 Sqn. (Wapiti II)(India)

20 Jul 1935:            Flight Commander, No 5 Sqn. (Wapiti II)(India)

 8 Dec 1937:           Supernumerary, No 1 RAF Depot.

21 Mar 1938:          Officer Commanding, No 142 Sqn. (Hind/Battle)

23 Jan 1939:           Attended Army Staff College, Camberley

25 Aug 1939:          Air Staff, Deputy Directorate of War Organisation. (moved by Apr 1940)

xx Nov 1941:          Officer Commanding, No 85 Sqn. (Havoc)

 

 4 Mar 1946:           Officer Commanding, AHQ West Africa.

 1 Oct 1951:            AOA, HQ No 2 Group.

 

15 Mar 1954:          Director of Personnel (II).

He represented the RAF College at Rugby and attained the rank of Under Officer.

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