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Air Commodore A H McM Hely (31034)


Arthur Hubert McMath

b: 16 Feb 1909                                      r: 4 Apr 1964                                              d: 21 Mar 1996

OBE - xx xxx xxxx,

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 4 Jan 1934, Fg Off: 4 Jan 1935, Act Flt Lt: 1 Feb 1938, Flt Lt: 14 Apr 1939, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1940, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Sep 1941, Sqn Ldr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Jan 1940], Act Gp Capt: 3 Nov 1944, Wg Cdr (WS): 3 Apr 1945, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1950, Act A/Cdre: 17 Jun 1958, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1959.

20 Mar 1933:              Appointed to a Commission in the the RAFO (Class AA2)

 4 Jan 1934:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Stores Branch.

xx xxx 1934:                U/T Stores Officer.

28 Jul 1934:                 Stores Officer, RAF Hendon.

 4 May 1936:               Stores Officer, No 2 Stores (Ammunition) Depot.

xx xxx 1936:                Supernumerary, RAF Depot

24 Oct 1936:               Equipment Officer, Aircraft Depot - Iraq

21 Feb 1939:               Equipment Officer, No 2 Maintenance Unit.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Attended RAF Staff College

 6 Jan 1941:                 Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ No 42 Group

30 Jan 1944:                Administrative Staff Officer, Supreme HQ South East Asia

xx xxx xxxx:                 

xx xxx xxxx:                 Attended Joint Services Staff College

21 Aug 1950:               Senior Air Staff Officer, No 42 (Maintenance) Group.

 2 Mar 1953:               Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ Fighter Command

21 Nov 1955:              Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ Far East Air Force

 3 Jun 1958:                 Director of Equipment (A)

18 Jun 1957 8 Mar 1960:      ADC to the Queen.

 6 Nov 1961:               A/Cdre - Operations (Equipment), HQ Maintenance Command

Retired at his own request.

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