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Air Commodore W H Husbands (29169)


William Herbert            b: xx xxx 1912                      r: 1 Jan 1957                                   d: 30 Apr 1966

OBE – 1 Jan 1943, MiD – 11 Jun 1942,  MiD – 8 Jun 1944,

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 10 Oct 1930, Plt Off: 10 Oct 1931, Fg Off: 10 Apr 1932, Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1941, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1944 – 1 Nov 1947, Wg Cdr (WS): 1 Jan 1945, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1949,

10 Oct 1930:                Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

25 Oct 1930:                U/T Pilot, No 3 Flying Training School.

26 Sep 1931:               Pilot, No 41 Sqn.

 8 Aug 1934:                Attended Officers’ Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

 7 Jul 1936:                  Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

 8 Aug 1936:                Engineering Officer, Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment.

20 Mar 1939:               Engineering Officer, No 6 School of Technical Training, RAF Hednesford

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

 9 Oct 1940:                 Engineering Officer, HQ RAF Middle East.

17 Jun 1941:                Senior Engineering Officer, HQ No 206 Group

15 Dec 1942:               Senior Engineering Officer, HQ No 216 Group

23 Jun 1944:                Staff Officer, Directorate-General of Servicing and Maintenance

xx xxx 1947:                Officer Commanding, RAF Henlow 

xx xxx 1948:               

5 May 1952:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ No 2 Group.

 1 Dec 1954:               Group Captain - Training, HQ Technical Training Command

Retired on account of medical unfitness for air force service (shown as Group Captain)

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