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Air Commodore B W Parsons (133754)


Basil William     b:   12 Apr 1920                      r:  26 Aug 1975           d: 20 May 2007           

CBE 1 Jan 1965, DFC 27 Oct 1959, AFC 2 Jan 1950, MiD 23 Jan 1968, FIMgt

Plt Off (P):  5 Dec 1942, Fg Off (WS):  5 Jun 1943, Flt Lt (WS):  5 Dec 1944, Flt Lt:  5 Jun 1946, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jul 1952, Act Wg Cdr:  xx Oct 1957, Wg Cdr:  1 Jan 1958, Act Gp Capt:  9 Oct 1961, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1962, Act A/Cdre:  12 Jan 1970, A/Cdre:  1 Jul 1970.

22 Feb 1949:       Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant

xx Oct 1957:        Officer Commanding, No 42 Sqn. (Shackleton MR2)

30 Nov 1959:       Wing Commander Training, HQ Coastal Command.

 9 Oct 1961:         SASO, HQ No 18 Group.

21 Aug 1964:       Officer Commanding, RAF Topcliffe.

11 Aug 1966:       

 1 Jun 1967:         SOA, HQ Air Forces Middle East.

18 Oct 1968:        Directing Staff, RN Staff College, Greenwich.

12 Jan 1970:        Assistant AOA, HQ Strike Command.

 9 Oct 1972:         Director of Organisation (Establishments)/Establishments and Management Services.

His DFC was awarded in recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in Oman up to the end of January 1959.

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