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Air Commodore H W Penney (21093)


Howard Wright            b: xx Jul-Sep 1903              r: x1 Jan 1962                       d: 19 Jun 1970

CB 13 Jun 1957, CBE 1 Jan 1951

(Army): - 2 Lt: 20 Mar 1924, Lt: 20 Mar 1926, Capt: 13 Apr 1927.

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 15 Oct 1927, Fg Off: 15 Oct 1928, Flt Lt: 15 Oct 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940, Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1943, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1958,

 20 Mar 1924:              Officer, 17the London Regiment, Territorial Army

15 Oct 1927:               Relinquished his commission in the TA.

15 Oct 1927:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Stores Branch.

20 Apr 1928:               Stores Officer, No 13 Sqn

29 Mar 1930:               Stores Officer,  Aircraft Depot - Iraq

 7 Jul 1930:                  Stores Officer, No 70 Sqn

21 May 1932:              Stores Officer, School of Army Co-operation.

21 Jan 1935:                Attended RAF Staff College.

18 Apr 1936:               Equipment Staff Officer, HQ RAF Far East.

26 Apr 1937:               Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (Aircraft)

xx xxx 1939:                Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (1)

xx xxx 1940:                Equipment Staff Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (2)

15 Mar 1944:               Assistant Director, Deputy Directorate of Organisation (Aircraft)

 3 Dec 1945:                Deputy Director, Directorate of Organisation (Forecasting and Planning)

 2 Feb 1948:                Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ Air Command Far East

 1 Jun 1949:                 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ Far East Air Force

xx xxx 1950:                                    

23 Jan 1956:                Deputy Director of Equipment (7)

27 Jan 1958:                SASO, HQ No 41 Group.

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