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Air Commodore G H Randle (16083)


George Hurst                b: 10 Apr 1903                      r: 12 Feb 1957                            d: 24 Mar 1974

LoM 20 Jul 1943, BA, AMIEE.

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(RAF): - Plt Off: 20 Dec 1922, Fg Off: 20 Jun 1924, Flt Lt: 27 Feb 1929, Sqn Ldr: xx xxx xxxx, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1939, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1941 Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1948.

xx xx 1921:                  Flight Cadet, A Sqn, RAF College Cranwell.

20 Dec 1922:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission

xx xxx xxxx:                 

 1 Apr 1923:                 Pilot, RAF Base Leuchars.

 1 May 1923:                Pilot, No 442 (Fleet Spotter) Flt

13 May 1929:              Attended Electrical and Wireless School.

30 Jul 1930:                 Attended Course 'A', Cambridge University

10 Jul 1932:                 Supernumerary, School of Photography while on Special Duty at RAE

 1 Feb 1933:                Supernumerary, RAF Farnborough while on Special Duty at RAE

29 May 1935:              Staff Officer, Joint Directorate of Scientific Research and Technical Development

11 Mar 1940:              Staff Officer, Directorate of Signals

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

25 Sep 1944:               Deputy Director, Directorate of Telecommunications.

xx xxx 1946:                Deputy Director, Directorate of Radio.

10 May 1948:              Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Fighter Command.

21 Sep 1953:               Director of Signals (O)/(2)

At Cranwell he was awarded a Abdy Gerrard Fellows Memorial Prize.

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