Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
Air Vice-Marshal C S Moore (26185)
27 Feb 1910
r: 23 Jul 1962
d: 26 May 2005
- 1 Jan 1962, OBE - 1 Jan 1945.
20 Dec 1930, Fg Off: 20 Jun 1932,
Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1
Dec 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1941,
Act Gp Capt: 10 May 1943, Wg Cdr
(WS): 10 Nov 1943, (T) Gp Capt:
1 Jul 1944, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp
Capt: 1 Jul 1947, Act
A/Cdre: 10 Sep 1953, A/Cdre: 1
Jul 1954, Act AVM: 1 Feb 1960,
Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.
Appointed to a
Pilot, No 41 Sqn. (Siskin and Bulldog)
Pilotage Officer, No 45 Sqn. (Fairey IIID)
23 Jul - 20 Oct 1934: Attended Flying Instructor's Course, Central Flying School (graded B)
QFI, No 2 FTS.
QFI, No 8 FTS.
QFI, No 4 FTS.
Personnel Staff, HQ RAF Middle East.
Officer Commanding Port Sudan
Senior Administrative Staff Officer, HQ No 11 (Fighter) Group.
Officer Commanding, No ? OTU.
Group Captain - Organisation, HQ Fighter Command.
Directing Staff, RAF Staff College, Bracknell.
Deputy Director of Plans.
Attended US National War College.
Directing Staff, USAF Air War College, Alabama.
AOC, No 66 (Scottish) Group.
Director of Intelligence (Operations) (A).
Attended Meteor Conversion Course.
AOA, HQ Middle East Air Force.
AOA, HQ Near East Air Force.
In 1933 he flew one
of six aircraft on a tour
of Iraq via Transjordan. The following year, in response to Italy’s
belligerence in the region, the squadron was instructed to fly the "South African Air Force Reinforcement Exercise",
during which Moore acted as the navigation leader on the 9,000 mile flight.
Following his return to the UK he qualified a as a flying instructor,
spending the next four years instructing in Britain and Egypt.
A further three years was spent at HQ Middle East before he was promoted
to Group Captain and placed in command of the staging post at Port Sudan. On his return to the UK, his ship was torpedoed and all his
belonging were lost, but he survived.
from the RAF, he joined HM Diplomatic Corps in October 1962 and was posted to
the British Embassy in Tehran.
He eventually left the Diplomatic Corps in March 1969.
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