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Air Commodore C M Heard (16196)


Flt Cdt Cpl C M Heard (back row - right) Cyril Montague            

b: 15 Sep 1905                    

r: 1 May 1956                   

d: 30 Sep 1987

CBE - 1 Jan 1946.

Plt Off: 16 Dec 1925, Fg Off: 16 Jun 1927, Flt Lt: 5 Nov 1930, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, Act Gp Capt: 11 Feb 1942, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1942, Wg Cdr (WS):  9 Aug 1942, Wg Cdr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Oct 1941], Act A/Cdre: 28 Apr 1945?, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: Retained.

Flt Cdt Cpl C M Heard (back row - right) Photo © RAF College Cranwell

xx xxx 1921:            Apprentice, No 2 School of Technical Training, RAF Cranwell.

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

16 Dec 1925:           Pilot, No 2 Sqn. (Bristol F2B)

18 Nov 1927:           Armament Officer, No 4 Sqn. (Bristol F2B/Atlas I)

28 Mar 1930:           Armament Officer, Practice Camp, Catfoss.

 2 Sep 1930:             Attended ? Course, Armament and Gunnery School.

 1 Nov 1931:            Staff, Armament and Gunnery School.

24 Dec 1931:            Armament Officer, No 1 (Indian Wing) Station, Kohat.

30 Dec 1933:            Armament Officer, No 3 (Indian) Wing, Quetta.

30 Sep 1935:            Flight Commander, No 20 Sqn. (Wapiti/Audax)

19 Jan 1937:             Attended RAF Staff College.

18 Dec 1937:            Armament Staff Officer, HQ No 25 (Armament) Group.

 

23 Jul 1941:              Command Armament Officer, HQ Flying Training Command.

11 Feb 1942:            Group Captain - ?, HQ Flying Training Command.

28 Apr 1945:            Administrative Staff Officer, HQ Air Command South-East Asia

xx xxx 1947:              Deputy Director of Flying Training.

 2 Dec 1948:              Director of Weapons

13 May 1953:            Air Attaché, Cairo.

One of the earliest of 'Trenchard's Brats', he was awarded a cadetship to the RAF College at Cranwell which he represented at Fencing, attained the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal and was awarded the Humanities Prize on graduation.

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