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Air Vice Marshal C E V Porter (04170)


Cedric Ernest Victor           b: 12 Nov 1893                r: 27 Dec 1946                 d: 17 Apr 1975

CBE - 8 Jun 1944, MiD - 28 Oct 1921.

(Army):- 2 Lt: 26 Aug 1914, (T) Lt: 14 Apr 1915, Lt: 14 Jun 1917 [4 Dec 1916], Capt: 26 Aug 1917 [1 Jun 1916].

(RAF):- (H) Capt [Lt]: 1 Apr 1918, (H) Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1921 [1 Apr 1918], Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1921 [1 Apr 1918], Sqn Ldr: 5 Nov 1930, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1940, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, Gp Capt: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Mar 1940], (T) A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1941, Act AVM: 1 Aug 1943 - 27 Dec 1946, A/Cdre (WS): 1 Aug 1944, A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1944, AVM: Retained.

xx xxx 1912:           Attended Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.

26 Aug 1914:          Supernumerary Officer, 8th (Cyclist) Battalion, Essex Regiment

xx xxx xxxx:              U/T Pilot

24 Aug 1916:           Flying Officer, RFC.

xx xxx 1916:            Pilot, No 41 Sqn

17-24 Nov 1916:     Attended Course at Machine Gun School

12 Jun 1917:             Admitted to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station (Bladder Infection)

19 Jun 1917:             Returned to England on HS Brighton

 1 Aug 1919:            Awarded Permanent Commission as a Lieutenant

14 May 1920:          Pilot/Flight Commander, No 84 Sqn.

 5 Nov 1922:           Officer, No 1 Armoured Car Company.

xx xxx xxxx:             Supernumerary, RAF Depot?

 9 Jun 1924:            QFI, No 1 FTS.

 6 Mar 1928:           Staff, RAF Training Base, Leuchars.

31 Jul 1930:             Supernumerary -non effective (sick), RAF Depot.

19 Jan 1931:            Attended RAF Staff College.

19 Dec 1931:           Directing Staff, RAF College.

 4 Mar 1934:            SASO?, HQ RAF in Palestine and Transjordan

30 Dec 1934 - 7 Jan 1935:    Placed on half pay list, scale B.

22 Jan - 2 Mar 1935:    Placed on half pay list, scale A.

 3 Mar 1935:            Attended Air Armament School.

21 Jan - 8 Feb 1936:    Placed on half pay list, scale B.

10 Feb 1936:           Armament Officer, No 1 Armament Practice Camp, Catfoss.

 4 Dec 1937:            SASO, HQ RAF in Palestine and Transjordan.

 1 May 1940:           Officer Commanding, AHQ Sudan.

xx xxx 1941:            Officer Commanding, RAF Andover.

21 Nov 1941:          AOC, No 70 Group.

 1 Aug 1943:            AOC, No 22 (Training) Group.

He attended Harrow School fro 1907 to 1910.

Citation for the award of Companion of the Order of the Bath

PORTER, Cedric Ernest Victor, A/A/V/M (Royal Air Force) - No.22 Group Headquarters, Technical Training Command.

"This officer commands the group and has shown fine powers as an organiser.  The group is responsible for all recruit and RAF Regiment training; a complete reorganisation of recruit training was recently carried our and Air Vice-Marshal Porter was responsible for putting the new syllabus into operation.  He has done much to raise the general standard of training and administration throughout the group."

(Source - Air 2/9003)

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