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Air Vice Marshal C E W Lockyer


Clarence Edward Williams            b: 22 Aug 1892            r: 16 Oct 1945           d: 7 Aug 1963

CB 1 Jan 1945, BA - 1925.

(Army):- 2 Lt: 1 Sep 1914?, (T) Lt: 12 Dec 1915.

(RAF):- Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Act Capt: 1 May 1919, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1921, Sqn Ldr: 13 Nov 1929, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1936, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1939, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx 1941, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jun 1941, Act AVM: 8 Mar 1944 - 16 Oct 1945, A/Cdre (WS): 8 Mar 1945, AVM: Retained.

xx xxx xxxx:           Cadet, Officer Training Corps

 1 Sep 1914:            Officer, Royal Field Artillery

10 Apr 1917:           Observer, No ? Sqn RFC.

21 Dec 1917:           Appointed Flying Officer (Observer), RFC.

 1 Apr 1918:            Observer Branch, RAF

 1 Aug 1919:            Awarded Permanent Commission as a Lieutenant

23 Mar 1920:           U/T Pilot/Attended Instructor's Course?. Central Flying School.

15 Sep 1920:           Pilot, No 208 Sqn.

25 Jan 1922:            Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

26 Apr 1922:           Flight Commander, No 207 Sqn.

25 Sep 1922:           Supernumerary, School of Photography, RAF Farnborough.

 1 Oct 1923:            Attended Long Engineering Course, Peterhouse College, Cambridge University.

17 Aug 1926:           Staff, School of Photography.

20 Aug 1928:           Engineering Officer, RAF College.

 8 Jun 1929:             Staff, M.A.E.E.

25 Apr 1931:           Engineering Officer, RAF Depot, Middle East

26 Apr 1936:           Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

xx xxx 1936:            CFI, Cambridge University Air Sqn.

26 Jun 1939:            Deputy Director of Training.

xx xxx 1939:            Deputy Director (Flying Training) (renamed Sep 39-Dec 39)

xx xxx 1940:            Deputy Director of Flying Training.

 1 Jan 1941:           Gazetted for rendering valuable services in connection with the war

xx xxx 1941:            Deputy Director of Research and Development, MAP.

15 Sep 1943:          AOC, No 50 (Training) Group

 8 Mar 1944:           AOC, No 23 Group.

He was a qualified interpreter as well as a qualified engineer.  Following retirement he became Bursar and a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge until 1957.

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