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Air Commodore T B Prickman (16098)


Thomas Bain                b: 10 Sep 1902                     r: 4 Oct 1954                  d: 1 Feb 1992

CB - 1 Jun 1953, CBE - 14 Jun 1945 (OBE -17 Mar 1941), ON (?) - xx xxx xxxx.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

Plt Off: 15 Aug 1923, Fg Off: 15 Feb 1925, Flt Lt: 17 Jul 1929, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1936, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1942, Wg Cdr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Jan 1940], Act A/Cdre: 16 Sep 1943, Gp Capt (WS): 16 Mar 1944, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1948.

xx xxx 1921:           Flight Cadet, 'B' Sqn, RAF College.

15 Aug 1923:         Attended School of Army Co-operation.

24 Sep 1923:          Pilot, No 2 Sqn.

22 Sep 1925:          Pilotage Officer, No 14 Sqn.

27 Oct 1928:          Pilotage Officer, No 45 Sqn.

 5 Jun 1931:            Adjutant, No 500 (County of Kent) Sqn Aux AF.

18 Oct 1933:          Flight Commander, No 30 Sqn.

20 Feb 1936:          Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

14 Jul 1936:            Air Staff, HQ No 11 (Fighter) Group.

 8 Dec 1938:           Officer Commanding, No 32 Sqn. (Gauntlet II/Hurricane I)

xx Oct 1939:           Officer Commanding, RAF Stradishall.

 2 Feb 1940:           Wing Commander - ?, HQ No 11 (Fighter) Group.

20 Apr 1940:          Officer Commanding, RAF Kenley.   

28 Jul 1940:            Officer Commanding, RAF West Malling.

18 Aug 1940:          Officer Commanding, RAF Kenley.  

17 Oct 1941:           Group Captain - ?, HQ No 11 (Fighter) Group

22 Jun 1942:           Attended RAF Staff College

26 Aug 1943:          Officer Commanding, RAF Woodvale.

16 Sep 1943:          Assistant/Deputy AOA, HQ Fighter Command

15 Nov 1943:          Assistant/Deputy AOA, HQ ADGB. 

14 Mar 1949:          Director of Combined Operations Staff (Air)/(Policy).

21 Jun 1950:           AOA, HQ Home Command.

xx xxx xxxx:             

23 Dec 1956:          Director of Policy (B).

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