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Allen Henry b: 16 Dec 1921 r: 31 May 1975 d: 15 May 1989
DFC – 7 Jul 1944, MiD - 1 Jan 1943.
Plt Off (P): 1 Feb 1942, Fg Off (WS) (P): 1 Oct 1942, Flt Lt (WS): 1 Dec 1944, Flt Lt: 24 Apr 1947 [1 Sep 1945], Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1951, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1957, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1965, Act A/Cdre: 30 Oct 1969, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1970.
Photo - A/Cdre Mawer during the AFI at Manby in 1970.
Photo courtesy Wg Cdr C G Jefford ©
xx xxx 1940:
U/T Pilot, RAFVR
1941 - 45 Bomber and Special Duties Operations
xx xxx xxxx: Flight Commander, No 624 Sqn. (1944)
24 Apr 1947: Appointed to commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (retaining rank current at the time)
23 Nov 1948: Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.
xx Jan 1956: Attended RAF Staff College.
xx xxx 1958: Member, Middle East Defence Secretariat - Cyprus (see photo below, he is in the front row, second from left. Photo courtesy Brian Lewis)
30 May 1960: Directing Staff, RAF Staff College, Andover.
9 Nov 1963: Officer i/c Flying, RAF Luqa.
11 Oct 1965: Officer Commanding, RAF Scampton.
xx Jan 1968: Attended Imperial Defence College.
27 Jan 1969: Group Captain - Plans, HQ Strike Command
30 Oct 1969: AOC/Commandant, College of Air Warfare.
3 May 1971: Director of Forward Planning (Air), MoD.
5 Feb 1972: Air Commodore - Plans and Air, HQ Strike Command.
29 Sep 1973: Air Commander Malta.On retiring he joined Basildon Development Corporation as General Manager until 1978 when he became Managing Director of the Docklands Development Organisation until 1980.
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