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Air Commodore J A Robinson (05250)


John Alexander                     b: 14 Mar 1901                      r: 17 Mar 1966                            d: xx xxx 1973+

OBE 14 Jun 1945, MiD 24 Sep 1941, BA, BAI.

(RAF Spec Res): - Plt Off (P): 11 Feb 1933, Plt Off: 11 Nov 1933,

(RAF): - Plt Off: 17 Mar 1934 [17 Mar 1933], Fg Off: 17 Sep 1934, Flt Lt: 1 Oct 1936, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan  1940, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Sep 1941, Sqn Ldr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Jan 1940], Act Gp Capt: 28 Apr 1945 Wg Cdr (WS): 28 Oct 1945, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1949, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1961.

11 Feb 1933:               Appointed to a Commission in the Special Reserve.

17 Mar 1934:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

26 Apr 1937:               Attended Electrical and Wireless School

31 Jan 1938:                Signals Officer, HQ Fighter Command

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

11 Jul 1941:                 Chief Signals Officer, No 12 Group.

25 Jan 1943:                Chief Signals Officer, HQ No 221 Group.

1 Oct 1945:                  Chief Signals Officer, AHQ Malaya.

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31 Jul 1950:                  Command Signals Officer, HQ Flying Training Command

xx xxx xxxx:                  ?

20 Feb 1955:               Command Signals Officer, HQ Far East Air Force.

12 Aug 1957:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ No 90 (Signals) Group.

18 Jan 1960:                Command Signals Officer, HQ Coastal Command

10 Dec 1962:               Director of Mechanical Engineering 2 (RAF)

xx xxx 1963:                Director of Weapons Engineering

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