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Air Commodore V D Morshead (24028)


Vernon Dillon (Alan)               b: 27 Nov 1906                  r: 5 Jul 1960                                d: 18 Aug 1978

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 18 Sep 1926, Plt Off: 18 Sep 1927, Fg Off: 18  Mar 1928, Flt Lt: 1 Jun 1932, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1943, Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1943, Act A/Cdre: 6 Nov 1944, Gp Capt (WS): 6 May 1945, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1954.

18 Sep 1926:               Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

18 Sep 1926:               U/T Pilot, No 5 Flying Training School.

22 Aug 1927:               Pilot, No 13 Sqn.

 5 Aug 1930:                Attended Officer Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

 1 Oct 1932:                Engineer Officer, RAF Depot - Middle East

 5 Jun 1934:                 Engineer Officer, RAF Amman

 1 Jun 1936:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

27 Aug 1936:               Engineer Officer, No 1 School of Technical Training

12 Sep 1937:               Flight Commander, No 149 Sqn.

23 Jan 1939:                Attended RAF Staff College

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

1 Feb 1945:                 Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ Base Air Forces, South-East Asia

 2 Mar 1953:                Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Transport Command

 1 Jun 1955:                 Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force.

xx Oct 1958:                AOC, RAF St Athan/No 4 School of Technical Training.

He was born in Wellington, New Zealand.

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