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Air Commodore P L Lincoln


Philip Lionel

b: 20 Jan 1892              d: 28 Apr 1981

CB 1 Jan 1945, DSO 3 Jun 1919, MC 25 Nov 1916

(Army): - (T) 2Lt: 22 Sep 1914, (T) Lt: 15 Jan 1915, (T) Capt: 5 Aug 1915, (T) Maj: 4 Nov 1917, (T) Lt Col: 8 May 2 Oct 1918.

(Aux AF): - Fg Off: 5 Jul 1938, Sqn Ldr: 12 Nov 1938, Wg Cdr: 6 Jun 1939, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1940, Act A/Cdre: 1 Feb 1942, Gp Capt (WS): 1 Aug 1942, A/Cdre: Retained.

22 Sep 1914:               Officer, Northumberland Fusiliers

 8 May 1918:               Officer Commanding, 10th? Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

 2 Oct 1918:                Relinquished command of 10th? Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

 1 Sep 1921:                Relinquished his commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers

 5 Jul 1938:                  Appointed to a Commission in the Balloon Branch, Auxiliary Air Force.

 5 Jul 1938:                  Officer, No 902 (County of London) (Balloon) Sqn

12 Nov 1938:               Officer Commanding, No 902 (County of London) (Balloon) Sqn.

 1 Aug 1941:                Officer Commanding, No 34 Group

 1 Feb 1942:                AOC, No 34 Group

22 Mar 1943:               SASO and AOA, HQ Balloon Command

 1 Feb 1944:                AOC, No 30 Group

13 Feb 1945:               AOC, Balloon Command.

11 Aug 1945:               Resigned his commission in the Auxiliary Air Force

Citation for the award of the Military Cross

"Temp. Capt. Philip Lionel Lincoln, North'd Fus.

For conspicuous gallantry in action. Although severely wounded, he led his company, in the attack with great courage and determination.

(London Gazette 25 November 1916)

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