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Air Vice-Marshal A T Monks (05211)


Alfred Thomas         b: 15 Mar 1908                         r: 24 Aug 1963                        d: 30 Jan 1972

CB 13 Jun 1957, MIEE.

(RAF): - LAC: xx xxx xxxx, Cpl: xx xxx xxxx, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off: 8 Apr 1932, Plt Off: 8 Apr 1933, Fg Off: 8 Oct 1933, Flt Lt: 1 Oct 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1939, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1941, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, Act A/Cdre: 29 Aug 1955, A/Cdre: 1 Ju 1957, Act AVM: 24 Aug 1960, AVM: Retained.

xx xxx 1924:                 Aircraft apprentice, 5th Entry, Electrical and Wireless School, Flowerdown.

xx xxx 1926:                 Wireless Technician? (364944)

xx xxx 1931:                 U/T Pilot, No ? FTS

 8 Apr 1932:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

 8 Apr 1932:                Pilot, No 18 Sqn.

23 Apr 1934:               Attended Electrical and Wireless School.

27 Aug 1935:               Signals Officer, RAF Boscombe Down.

 9 Nov 1936:                Signals Officer, RAF Finningley.

16 Aug 1937:               Officer Commanding, Air Ministry Wireless Section

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

 

xx xxx 1943:                 Chief Signals Officers, AHQ East Africa

29 Mar 1943:               Chief Signals Officer, HQ Air Defences Eastern Mediterranean

 1 Feb 1944:                Chief Signals Officer, AHQ Eastern Mediterranean

xx xxx 1944:                 Deputy Director of Telecommunications

xx xxx 1946:                 Officer Commanding, No 4 Radio School

xx xxx 1946:                 Officer Commanding, No 1 Radio School

xx xxx 1949:                 Deputy Director of Signals.

xx xxx 1952:                 Officer Commanding, No 1 Radio School

13 Aug 1953:               Chief Signals Officers, Allied Air Forces Northern Europe

29 Aug 1955:                Air Commodore - Telecommunications, HQ No 90 (Signals) Group.

24 Aug 1960:               Controller, RAF Telecommunications

xx xxx 1960:                 SASO, HQ Technical Training Command

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