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Air Vice-Marshal A F Hutton (18172)


Arthur Francis              b: 9 Dec 1900                      r: 8 Dec 1958                                  d: 16 Feb 1979

CB – 1 Jan 1955, CBE – 1 Jan 1948, DFC – 8 May 1936, MiD – 1 Jan 1941, BA, DIC, MIMechE, FRAeS.

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 14 Jan 1924, Plt Off: 14 Jul 1924, Fg Off: 14 Aug 1925, Flt Lt: 20 Mar 1929, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1936, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1942,  Wg Cdr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Jan 1940], (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947, Act AVM: 15 Dec 1952, AVM: xx xxx xxxx.

14 Jan 1924:                Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

xx xxx 1924:                 U/T Pilot, No ? FTS.

15 Dec 1924:               Pilot, No 4 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

10 Mar 1926:               Pilot, No 31 Sqn.

18 Sep 1926:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

20 Sep 1926:               Attended Officers Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

 1 Jan 1929:                 Supernumerary, Cambridge University Air Sqn.

 1 Jan 1929:                 Attended Cambridge University

 1 Oct 1930:                 Attended London University.

26 Jul 1931:                 Attached for Special Duty at the Royal Aircraft Establishment.

24 Aug 1933:               Pilot/SENGO, No 13 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

27 Oct 1934:                Flight Commander, No 5 Sqn.

26 Jun 1936:                Officer Commanding, No 28 Sqn.

 2 May 1938:               Staff, RAF Odiham (No 50 Wing)

 

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

 

 1 Oct 1945:                 SASO, HQ No 43 Group.

27 Jun 1946:                Command Engineer Officer, HQ Air Command, Far East.

14 Mar 1949:               Director of Engineering.

10 Jan 1952:                AOC, No 43 Group.

15 Dec 1952:              

15 Mar 1955:               Director-General of Engineering.

He was awarded the DFC for “gallant and distinguished service rendered in connection with the Mohmand Operations on the North West Frontier, India during the period 15th/16th August to 15th/16th October 1935”

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