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Air Commodore H L Messiter (28001)


Herbert Lindsell            b: 28 Sep 1902                      r: 11 May 1959                               d: xx Apr 1994

CB – 1 Jan 1954, MiD – 11 Jun 1942, MiD – 1 Jan 1943,

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 15 Mar 1929, Plt Off: 15 Mar 1930, Fg Off: 14 Oct 1930, Flt Lt: 14 Oct 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Feb 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Sep 1940, Act Gp Capt: 24 Feb 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 24 Aug 1942, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1944, Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1952.

15 Mar 1929:               Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

 2 Apr 1929:                 U/T Pilot, No 5 Flying Training School.

 4 Mar 1930:                Pilot, No 16 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

22 May 1931:              Pilotage Officer, No 31 Sqn.

 7 Mar 1933:                Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

xx xxx 1933:                 Staff, RAF Depot.

 9 Aug 1933:                Attended Officers’ Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

xx Aug 1935:                ?

 2 Jan 1936:                 Engineering Officer, RAF North Coates Fittes.

25 Sep 1936:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

30 Mar 1937:               Engineering Officer, HQ RAF Middle East.

14 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

24 Feb 1942:               ? Gp Capt

xx xxx xxxx:               

20 Apr 1950:              Command Engineer Officer, HQ Far East Air Force

26 Jan 1952:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command.

13 May 1956:            Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Middle East Air Force

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