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Air Vice-Marshal W MacI King (31036)


Walter MacIan                 b: 10 Mar 1910                     r: 4 Apr 1967                              d: 24 Jan 1999

CB - xx xxx xxxx, CBE - 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: 27 Jul 1945, Wg Cdr (WS): 27 Dec 1945, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1950, Act A/Cdre: 27 Jun 1958, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1960, Act AVM: xx xxx xxxx, AVM: 1 Jul 1964.

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

 4 Jan 1934:                  U/T Stores Officer, School of Store Accounting and Storekeeping.

28 Jul 1934:                  Stores Officer, RAF Cranwell

 8 Nov 1935:                Stores Officer, No 8 Sqn, Aden

xx xxx 1937:                 Supernumerary?

 1 Apr 1938:                 Officer Commanding, 'E' Maintenance Unit.

20 Mar 1939:               Equipment Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (2)

xx xxx 1940:                 Equipment Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (3)

xx xxx 1941:                 Equipment Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (6)

xx xxx 1944:                 Attended RAF Staff College

13 Feb 1945:                Maintenance Staff Officer, Base Air Forces South East Asia

xx xxx 1947:                 Attended Joint Services Staff College

xx xxx xxxx:                  ?

xx xxx 1954:                 Attended Imperial Defence College

xx xxx 1955:                 Served in the Middle East

15 Jul 1957:                  Directing Staff, RAF Staff College

27 Jun 1958?:               Officer Commanding, No 16 Maintenance Unit, Stafford

 1 Feb 1961:                 Director of Equipment (B), Air Ministry

xx xxx 1964:                 A/Cdre - Operations (Supply), HQ Maintenance Command

 6 Jul 1964:                  SASO, HQ Maintenance Command

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