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Air Vice-Marshal R T Morison (82419)

Richard Trevor                 b: 20 Aug 1918                      r: 19 Apr 1972                            d: 23 Apr 2008

CBE  - 14 Jun 1969 (MBE – 8 Jun 1944),

(RAFVR): - Plt Off (P): 19 Jul 1940, Fg Off (WS): 19 Jul 1941, (T) Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1943, Act Sqn Ldr: 18 Nov 1943, Flt Lt (WS): 18 May 1944.

(RAF): - Flt Lt: 9 May 1946 [1 Sep 1945], Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1951, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1956, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1961, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1966, Act AVM: 17 Mar 1969, AVM: 1 Jan 1970.

19 Jul 1940:                 Appointed to a Temporary Commission in the Administrative and Special Duties Branch.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Engineer Officer, No 15 OTU

24 Nov 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

18 Dec 1940:               Production Officer, Ministry of Aircraft Production

xx Jan 1942:                 Wing Engineer Officer, No 236 Wing

26 Sep 1945:               Production Staff Officer, HQ No 43 Group.

 9 May 1946:               Appointed to an Extended Service Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

 1 Jul 1946:                  Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant. (seniority 1 Sep 1945)

 8 Dec 1947:                 Staff Officer, Assistant Directorate of Intelligence (Technical)

xx xxx 1952:                 Attended RAF Staff College

xx xxx 1953:                 ?

xx xxx 1955:                 Officer Commanding, Engineering Wing, RAF Gaydon

13 Jan 1958:                 Engineer Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command

12 Aug 1960:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ No 224 Group.

 4 May 1961:               Director of Technical Services, Royal New Zealand Air Force

 2 Sep 1963:                Command Engineering Officer, HQ Bomber Command

15 Jun 1964:                Director of Command and Staff Training (RAF)

17 Dec 1965:               Air Officer i/c Engineering, HQ Flying Training Command

 1 Jun 1968:                 Air Officer i/c Engineering, HQ Training Command

17 Mar 1969:               Vice President, Ordnance Board (Air)

xx xxx 1971:                 President, Ordnance Board

Citation for the award of a Mention in Despatches (Citation which began as a recommended MBE)

"MORISON, Richard Trevor, F/L (82413, RAFVR) - No.236 Wing

This officer has performed his duties as wing engineer officer with commendable ability and efficiency. He has displayed considerable powers of leadership and the hard work of which he has proved himself capable has inspired his subordinates to maintain a high standard of aircraft serviceability, frequently despite difficulties. In addition to his duties as wing engineer officer, Flight Lieutenant Morison has for several months supervised the mechanical transport of the wing with highly creditable results."

(Source: Air 2/9609)

Citation for the award of Member of the Order of the British Empire

"MORISON, Richard Trevor, F/L (82419, RAFVR) - No.205 Group

This officer has been Wing Engineer Officer since January 1942. During a period of 20 months he has taken no leave but has cheerfully carried on through the difficulties encountered by the Wing in various advances, retreats and reformations. Flight Lieutenant Morison has an exceptional capacity for hard work and fine ability as an Engineer Officer. At a time when all the aircraft in the Wing had Merlin engines, which gave much trouble, his efforts were largely responsible for keeping the squadrons in the air. He has worked to maintain the squadrons’ operational effort."

(Source: Air 2/9004)

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