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Air Commodore B D Nicholas (24102)


Bryan David                 b: 12 May 1907                  r: 9 Jun 1962                                   d: xx Dec 1992

CBE – 5 Jun 1952, MiD – 1 Jan 1943, A M I E E.

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 1 Jul 1927, Plt Off: 1 Jul 1928, Fg Off: 1 Sep 1931, Flt Lt: 1 Dec 1933, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940,  (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1943, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1949.

 1 Jul 1927:                  Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the General Duties Branch.

16 Jul 1927:                 U/T Pilot, No 2 Flying Training School.

18 Jun 1928:                Signals Officer, No 502 (Ulster) Sqn.

 1 Sep 1930:                Attended Electrical and Wireless School.

 1 Sep 1931                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

21 Jul 1931:                 Signals Officer, RAF Hornchurch.

 8 May 1934:               Signals Officer, RAF Upavon.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

28 Jan 1936:                Flight Commander, No 30 Sqn.

10 Feb 1938:               Staff, Wireless Operators’ Sub-School (Boy Entrants), Electrical and Wireless School.

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

 1 Jul 1940:                  Chief Signals Officer, HQ No 1 Group.

12 Aug 1942:               Chief Signals Officer, No 45 Group

xx xxx 1947:                 Deputy Director of Radio

 1 May 1948:               Director of Signals

15 Jan 1951:                AOC, No 27 (Training) Group.

21 Sep 1953:               Director of Radio Engineering.

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