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Air Commodore A P Revington (16019)


Arthur Pethick              b: 24 Jun 1901                      r: 4 Jan 1954                d: 21 Apr 1986

CB - 8 Jun 1950, CBE - 14 Jun 1945 (OBE - 11 Jul 1940), MiD - 20 Feb 1940, MiD - 2 Jun 1943, MiD - 8 Jun 1944.

Plt Off: 20 Dec 1921, Fg Off: 20 Jun 1923, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1928, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1936, Wg Cdr: 1 Apr 1939, Act Gp Capt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1941, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946,  A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947.

xx xxx 1920:            Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.

20 Dec 1921:           Pilot, No 3 Sqn.

 1 May 1923:           Pilot, No 421 (Fleet Spotter) Flight FAA.

 1 Apr 1924:            Pilot, No 420 (Fleet Spotter) Flight FAA.

28 Sep 1925:           Staff, RAF Base, Calshot

20 Apr 1926:           Attended Flying Boat Pilot's Course, RAF Base Calshot.

10 Jan 1927:            Pilot, No 480 (Flying Boat) Flight.

22 Nov 1928:          Supernumerary, HQ Iraq Command.

 1 Feb 1929:            Pilot, No 203 Sqn.

29 Apr 1931:           Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

16 Aug 1931:           Adjutant, School of Naval Co-operation.

27 May 1933:          Flight Commander, No 823 Sqn FAA.

19 Nov 1934:          Officer Commanding, No 822 Sqn FAA.

10 Jul 1936:             Staff/Instructor, No 3 Wing, No 1 School of Technical Training.

18 Dec 1937:           Command Navigation Officer, HQ Training Command.

xx May 1939:           Officer Commanding, No 217 Sqn. (Anson I/Beaufort I)

27 May 1940:           Air Staff, HQ Coastal Command.

xx xxx 1940:            Officer Commanding, RAF St Eval.

 

 1 Jan 1945:             Assistant AOA, HQ Transport Command. 

 2 Oct 1946:            AOC, No 4 Group.

15 Jan 1948:            AOC, No 47 Group.

 8 Jun  1950:            Senior Air Liaison Officer, Canada.

In the competitive selection tests for entry into Cranwell, held in 1919, he came in the top 10 with a score of 8,872.

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