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Air Vice-Marshal Sir Samuel Morris


Alfred Samuel               b: 4 Jan 1889                       r: 10 May 1946                           d: 9 Nov 1964

KBE 1 Jan 1946 (OBE 1 Jan 1919), CB 1 Jan 1943, MiD 1 Jan 1941,

(Army): - Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Flt Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) 2Lt (P): 12 Jun 1916, (T) Lt: 1 Dec 1916, (T) Capt: 1 Jan 1917, (T) Maj: 1 Apr 1917.

(RAF): - (T) Maj: 1 Apr 1918, Act Lt Col: 9 Sep 1918, Capt: 1 Aug 1919, Act Wg Cdr: 1 Aug 1919, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1921, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1931, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1936, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1940, (T) AVM: 1 Jun 1941, A/Cdre: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Dec 1940], AVM: 4 Jun 1942.

xx xxx xxxx:               Soldier, Royal West Kent Regiment

xx Mar 1915:               Flight Mechanic, RFC.

12 Jun 1916:                Appointed to a Commission in the RFC.

 4 Oct 1916:                 Equipment Officer 3rd Class, RFC

 1 Dec 1916:                Equipment Officer 2nd Class, RFC

 1 Jan 1917:                 Equipment Officer, 1st Class, RFC

 1 Apr 1917:                Park Commander, RFC

 9 Sep 1918:                Officer Commanding, No 1 Base MT Repair Depot, Motteville.

 1 Aug 1919:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Captain (Technical Branch).

 6 Jun 1920:                 Technical Officer, MT Repair Depot.

 1 Apr 1922:                U/T Pilot, No 1 FTS.

22 Jun 1922:                Technical Staff Officer, HQ Inland Area.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

 1 Apr 1927:                Officer, Armoured Car Wing, Iraq.

 6 Jun 1927:                 Engineer Staff Officer, HQ RAF Middle East.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

 1 Jun 1931:                 Engineering Officer, Home Aircraft Depot.

 2 Feb 1932:                Supernumerary (non-effective, sick), RAF Depot.

14 Mar 1932:               Officer Commanding, No 1 (G.E.S.) Wing, Home Aircraft Depot.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

19 Apr 1937:               Officer Commanding RAF Dhibban (Habbaniya)

10 Feb 1938:               Officer Commanding, Aircraft Depot, Iraq.

15 Mar 1939:               Engineering Officer, HQ No 41 Group

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

11 Aug 1940:               Administrative Staff Officer, HQ Flying Training Command

16 Dec 1940:               AOA, HQ Balloon Command.

xx xxx 1941:                AOC, No 24 (Training) Group

 4 Mar 1942:                Director of Serving and Maintenance

xx xxx 1944:                Director-General of Serving and Maintenance

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