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Air Commodore H Leedham

Hugh                    b: 3 May 1889                          r: 9 Jul 1945                                    d: 5 Nov 1947

CB - xx xxx xxxx, OBE 3 Jun 1930, LoM (Off) 25 Apr 1947, BSc.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(RNVR/RNAS): - (T) Lt: 18 Oct 1917.

(RAF): - (T) Capt [Lt]: 1 Apr 1918, Flt Lt: 4 Aug 1919, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1928, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1935, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1938, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1940, A/Cdre: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Dec 1940].

18 Oct 1917:               Appointed to a Temporary Commission in the RNVR

18 Oct 1917:               RNAS Technical Officer, RN College, Greenwich

8 Jan 1919:                  Instructor, Electrical and Wireless School.

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

23 Dec 1919:               Technical Officer, Electrical and Wireless School.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Supernumerary?

 2 Sep 1921:                Staff, Aircraft Park, Iraq

22 Dec 1921:               Technical (Wireless) Duties, HQ RAF Iraq.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Supernumerary?

 1 Sep 1923?:              Chief Instructor, Electrical and Wireless School.

22 Apr 1930:               Head of No 10 Section, RAE.

 1 Nov 1935:               Assistant Director (Instruments), Joint Directorate of Scientific Research and Technical Development.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Deputy Director of Communications, Joint Directorate of Scientific Research and Technical Development.

xx xxx 1940:                Director of Radio Production.

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

Before joining the RNAS he was the Vice-Principal and Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Chemical Engineering at the Technical College, Dudley.

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