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Air Commodore W S Hebden (26109)


William Sacheverell       b: 23 Feb 1909                        r: 3 Oct 1958               d: xx Apr 2003

MiD - 1 Jan 1941.

Plt Off : 27 Jul 1929, Fg Off: 27 Jan 1931, Flt Lt: 27 Jan 1935, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 1 Mar 1943, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, Act A/Cdre: 28 Apr 1950?, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1952.

xx xxx 1928:     Flight Cadet, 'B' Sqn, RAF College.

27 Jul 1929:     Pilot, No 16 Sqn.

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16 Sep 1930:   Signals Officer, No 20 Sqn.

31 Dec 1932:   Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

27 Apr 1933:   Attended Central Flying School

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 4 Jul 1934:      Signals Officer, RAF Kenley.

 2 Sep 1935:    Signals Officer, RAF College.

21 Jul 1938:     Signals Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command.

23 Jan 1939:    Attended RAF Staff College

31 Dec 1940:   Officer Commanding, No 109 Sqn.

 

 5 Apr 1943:    Chief Signals Officer, HQ Transport Command

11 Dec 1944:   Group Captain Signals, HQ Transport Command

 

28 Apr 1950:   Director of Flying Training.

 1 Dec 1952:    AOC, No 63 (Western and Welsh) Group.

19 Sep 1955:   Director of Organisation (Forecasting and Planning).

109 Squadron was formed by raising the Wireless Investigation and Development Unit to squadron status. Its task was the collection of radio intelligence and the execution of counter measures.

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