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Air Commodore W E Hedley (162245)


William Edward                        b:  xx xxx xxxx                     r:  31 Mar 1977                d:  1977 - 84?

CBE 15 Jun 1974 (OBE - 12 Jun 1965), QCVSA 9 Jun 1955, MBIM.

(RAFVR - GD): LAC: xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off (P) (Emer):  29 Jan 1944, Fg Off (WS):  29 Jul 1944, Fg Off:  29 Jan 1946, Flt Lt: 29 Jul 1947.,

(RAF - Secretarial Branch): Fg Off: 16 Nov 1948 [29 Jan 1946], Flt Lt: 29 Jan 1950,

(RAF - GD): Flt Lt: 24 Sep 1951 [25 Jun 1949], Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1956, Act Wg Cdr: 4 Jan 1959, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1960, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1965, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1974.  

 29 Jan 1944:             Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the RAFVR.

16 Nov 1948:            Granted a Permanent Commission and transferred to Secretarial Branch in the rank of  Flying Officer

24 Sep 1951:             Transferred to General Duties Branch

 

 4 Jan 1960:               Directing Staff, RAF Staff College, Andover.

30 Oct 1962:              Officer i/c Flying, RAF Wildenrath.

14 Jun 1965:              Officer Commanding, RAF Geilenkirchen.

20 May 1968:            Deputy Director of Personnel.

 4 Aug 1971:              Chief, Policy and Doctrine, HQ Allied Air Forces Southern Europe.

31 Dec 1973:             Deputy Director of RAF Security 4

 7 Sep 1974:              Director of Personnel (Air).  

Retired at his own request.

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