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Air Vice-Marshal H W Heslop (04054)


Herbert William            b: 29 Oct 1898                          r: 6 Feb 1955                              d: 27 Dec 1976

CB 1 Jan 1946, OBE 3 Jun 1931, AFRAeS.

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

(RAF): - 2 Lt (P): 1 Apr 1918, Lt: 9 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1925, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1933, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1937, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1943, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Oct 1944, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947, Act AVM: 24 Mar 1952, AVM: 1 Jan 1953.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Cadet, RFC

27 Sep 1917:               Appointed to a Commission on the General List (RFC)

 1 Aug 1919:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Lieutenant (Aeroplane Branch)

28 Jan 1920:                Pilot, No 114 Sqn

 1 Apr 1920:                Pilot, No 28 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

15 Sep 1924:                Attended Aircraft Engineering Course, Inland Area Aircraft Depot.

31 Aug 1925:               Engineer Officer, Armament and Gunnery School.

 5 Nov 1927:                Attached to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

24 Mar 1929:               Flight Commander, No 24 Sqn.

22 May 1933:              Engineering Officer, RAF College, Cranwell.

22 Jul 1935:                 Engineering Officer, HMS Glorious.

 8 Nov 1937:                Assistant Director (Aircraft Installation), Joint Directorate of Scientific Research and Technical Development.

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Group Captain - Technical Services (Current Programmes)/Head - Aircraft Installation Section, Technical Department, British Air Commission, Washington.

12 Aug 1943:               Engineer Officer, HQ Flying Training Command.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Command Engineer Officer, HQ Flying Training Command.

 

16 Aug 1947:               Director of Aeronautical Inspection Services.

 2 Apr 1951:                Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command

24 Mar 1952:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Middle East Air Force.

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