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Air Commodore R Harston (05163)


Robert              b: 1 Mar 1908                              r: 15 Apr 1959                                d: xx Dec1992

BA,

(RAFO Class AA): - Plt Off (P): 25 Jun 1928, Plt Off: 25 Jun 1929,

(RAF): - Plt Off: 7 Sep 1929 [7 Sep 1928], Fg Off: 7 Mar 1930, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Sep 1940, Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1943, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1956.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Appointed to a Commission in the RAFO (Class ?)

 1 May 1923:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot

 7 Sep 1929:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

12 Feb 1930:               Pilot, No 16 Sqn.

 2 Jan 1931:                 Pilot, No 208 Sqn.

 8 Aug 1934:                Engineer Officer, No 1 Wing, No 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices)

 1 Apr 1936:                Engineer Officer, Deputy Directorate of Repair and Maintenance.

23 Jan 1939:                Attended RAF Staff College

 9 Sep 1939:                Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Intelligence (2)

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

xx xxx 1943:                Principal Inspection Officer, HQ Maintenance Command

27 Oct 1944:                Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ Middle East Command.

xx xxx xxxx:                 

21 Nov 1949:               Senior Air Staff Officer, RAF Technical College

 7 Apr 1952:                Senior Technical Staff Officer, No 3 Group.

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