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Air Commodore A M Rodgers (05199)


Alexander Mitchell                        

b: 24 Jul 1906                       r: 29 Jan 1957                      d: 22 May 1973

CB 1 Jan 1957, BSc - 1928.

(TA):  2 Lt: 21 May 1930.

(RAF):  Plt Off (P): 26 Sep 1930, Plt Off: 26 Sep 1931 [26 Sep 1930], Fg Off: 26 Mar 1932, Flt Lt: 26 Mar 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1944, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1953.

xx xxx xxxx:           Officer Cadet, St Andrews University Officer Training Corps.

21 May 1930:          Officer, 56th (Highland) Medium Bde, Royal Artillery, TA

26 Sep 1931:            U/T Pilot, No 5 Flying Training School.

1933 - 1934            ?

22 Apr 1934:           Attended Central Flying School.

xx xxx 1935:            Attended Signals Course, Electrical and Wireless School.

17 Oct 1935:           Signals Officer, No 28 Sqn.

25 Nov 1936:          Seconded to No 1 Sqn Indian Air Force.

 1 Oct 1938:            Supernumerary, No 1 RAF Depot.

xx Jan 1939:            Attended RAF Staff College.

xx xxx 1939:            Served in France.

xx Mar 1941:           Officer Commanding, Anti-Jamming Unit, No 80 Wing.

xx xxx 1941:            Served in N. Africa, Sicily, Italy.

 1 Mar 1943:           Air Staff, HQ North-West African Air Forces

15 Jan 1944:            Group Captain - Signals?, HQ Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force.

20 Aug 1944:           Signals Staff Officer, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Force.

xx xxx 1945:            Served in Transport Command.

xx xxx 1946:            Officer Commanding, RAF St Mawgan.

xx xxx xxxx:             Officer Commanding, RAF Hendon

xx xxx xxxx:             Officer Commanding, RAF Defford

1 Aug 1951:             Staff, Special Projects Branch, HQ Allied Air Forces Central Europe.

xx xxx xxxx:              Special Air Staff, HQ Allied Air Forces Central Europe.

xx xxx 1953:            Commandant, Central Reconnaissance Establishment.? (RAF Watton)

xx xxx 1957:           ATC Liaison Officer, HQ Flying Training Command. (Ret'd)

The AJU was based in 'The Houseboat' in Radlett which had previously been used by Handley Page Ltd.

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