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Air Marshal Sir Leslie Harvey (07136)


Leslie Gordon               b: 11 Apr 1896                          r: 14 Feb 1956                              d: 14 Oct 1972

KBE 1 Jan 1955, CB 1 Jan 1946, MiD 1 Jan 1941,

(Army): - (T) 2Lt: 27 Jun 1917.

(RAF): - Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1924, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1933, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1940, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1943, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx 1944, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Oct 1946, Act AVM: 15 Jan 1948, AVM: 1 Jul 1948, Act AM: 20 Dec 1952. AM: Retained.

27 Jun 1917:               Officer, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

12 Dec 1917:               Flying Officer, RFC

12 Dec 1917:               Transferred to General List, RFC

12 Sep 1919:               Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

12 Jan 1920:                Pilot, No 20 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

13 Jan 1924:                Instructor/Staff, No 1 School of Technical Training (Boys).

19 Sep 1925:               Attended Officers Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

xx xxx 1927:                 Engineer Officer, Home Aircraft Depot.

 8 Apr 1930:                Engineer Officer, Home Aircraft Depot.

10 Oct 1933:               Engineer Officer, Aircraft Depot - Iraq

11 Feb 1935:               Supernumerary (non-effective, sick), RAF Depot.

 4 Oct 1937:                 Staff Officer, Directorate of Repair and Maintenance.

 1 Jan 1940:                 Assistant Director of Repair and Servicing (3)

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

xx xxx 1940:                Officer Commanding, Central Landing School

xx xxx xxxx:                 Chief Engineering Officer, HQ No 45 Group.

19 Jun 1944:                Command Engineer Officer, HQ Transport Command.

xx Nov 1944:               Deputy AOA (Maintenance), HQ Transport Command

15 Jan 1948:                AOC, No 24 (Training) Group

 2 Jan 1950:                 SASO, HQ Technical Training Command.

20 Dec 1952:               AOC-in-C, Maintenance Command.

16 Jan 1956:                Relinquished appointment of AOC-in-C, Maintenance Command.

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