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Air Vice-Marshal G R Magill (39236)


Graham Reese              b: 23 Jan 1915             r: 29 Jan 1970             d: 1 Dec 1998

CB 11 Jun 1966, CBE 2 Jun 1962 (OBE 1 Jan 1945), DFC 11 Feb 1941, Bar 16 Nov 1943, MiD - 24 Sep 1941, FIMgt (MBIM).

Act Plt Off (P): 2 Nov 1936 [31 Aug 1936], Plt Off: 31 Aug 1937, Fg Off: 28 Feb 1939, Act Flt Lt: 19 Apr 1939, Flt Lt (WS): 3 Sep 1940, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1941, Act Wg Cdr: 15 Sep 1942?, Sqn Ldr (WS): 15 Mar 1943, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1945, Sqn Ldr: 4 Jun 1946 [1 Jun 1944], Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1955, Act A/Cdre: 23 Jan 1959?, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1960, AVM: 1 Jan 1964.

 2 Nov 1936:        Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

14 Nov 1936:       U/T Pilot, No 7 FTS.

30 Jun 1937:         Pilot, No 211 Sqn.

30 Apr 1938:        Pilot, No 47 Sqn.

19 Apr 1939:        Flight Commander, No 47 Sqn.

17 Sep 1943:       Air Staff, HQ No 2 Group

1942                    Flight Commander, No 226 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:          Officer Commanding, No 180 Sqn.

17 Sep 1943:        Air Staff, HQ, No 2 Group.

xx xxx xxxx:     

27 Dec 1944:       Air Staff, HQ No 2 Group.

4 Jun 1946:      Appointed to Permanent Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader (retaining rank current at the time). [wef 1 Sep 1945 antedated to 1 Jun 1944 on 25 Feb 1947]

23 Jul 1947:         Officer Commanding, RAF Valley.

xx Mar 1948:

1946 - 57            Served UK & Egypt

28 Feb 1958:       Staff Officer - Plans and Ops, Joint Plans and Policy Branch, HQ AFCE.

23 Jan 1959:        Director of Operations - Bomber and Reconnaissance.

23 Jan 1963:        AOC, College of Air Warfare.

20 Jul 1964:         Director-General of Organisation.

22 May 1967:      AOC, No 25 (Training) Group.

 1 Jul 1968:          AOC, No 22 (Training) Group.

New Zealander.  On 26 June 1940 he flew Wellesley, K7785 on a raid to Gura, however, on his return to base the undercarriage collapsed on landing, resulting in the aircraft being struck off charge.

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