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Air Commodore G S Oddie (08021)


Air Commodore G S OddieGerard Stephen           

b: 6 Jan 1896                      r: 26 Apr 1944                     d: 3 May 1984

DFC -12 Jul 1920, AFC - 3 Jun 1927.

(Army):- (T) 2 Lt: 26 Sep 1917.

(RAF):- Lt (O): 1 Apr 1918, Lt (A): 30 Nov 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1922, Sqn Ldr: 30 Jun 1931, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1940, Gp Capt: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Mar 1940], (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jun 1942, A/Cdre: Retained.

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xx xxx xxxx:        Soldier, East Surrey Regiment.

26 Sep 1917:        Officer, Liverpool Regiment.

26 Sep 1917:        Observer, RFC

23 Feb 1918:        Transferred to RFC General List

23 Feb 1918:         Flying Officer (Observer)

xx xxx 1918:          U/T Pilot,

30 Nov 1918:        Transferred to Aeroplane Branch

24 Mar 1919:         Pilot, No 31 Sqn.

12 Dec 1919:          Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (Aeroplane).

23 Mar 1920:         Attended Flying Instructor's School/Central Flying School.

xx xxx 1920:           Pilot, No 31 Sqn.

 1 Apr 1922:           Pilot, Experimental Section, RAE.

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 2 Dec 1927:           Flight Commander, No 6 Sqn.

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24 Nov 1929:         Pilot, Experimental Section, RAE.

 1 Nov 1931:          CFI, No 3 FTS.

 1 May 1936:          Air Staff, HQ Training Command.

10 Jul 1936:            Air Staff, HQ No 23 (Training) Group.

29 Nov 1937:         Officer Commanding, RAF Turnhouse.

15 Apr 1938:          Officer Commanding, RAF Boscombe Down.

20 Oct 1938:          Fleet Aviation Officer to C-in-C, Home Fleet in HMS Nelson  

 5 Jun 1941:            Deputy Director of Flying Training.

xx xxx 1942:           Commandant, Empire Central Flying School

In 1922 he was a member of a five man aerobatic team from the RAE flying SE5a's.

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