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Air Vice-Marshal N C S Rutter (26212)


Norman Colpoy Simpson

b:  9 Jun 1909                                             r: 25 Jul 1965                                              d: 9 Oct 1998

CBE – 1 Jan 1945, M I Mech E, FRAeS (AFRAeS).

(RAF): - Plt Off: 25 Jul 1931, Fg Off: 25 Jan 1933, Flt Lt:1 Apr 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1941, Act Gp Capt: 9 Dec 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 9 Jun 1943, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1944 – 1 Nov 1947, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1948, Act A/Cdre: 23 May1955, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1957, Act AVM: 1 Aug 1961, Act AVM (paid): 21 Aug 1961, AVM: Retained?

 xx Sep 1926:                Aircraft Apprentice, 14th Entry, No 1 School of Technical Training.

xx xxx 1929:                 Flight Cadet, ‘B’ Sqn, RAF College, Cranwell

25 Jul 1931:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

23 Feb 1932:               Pilot, No 39 Sqn.

 1 Apr 1934:                Pilot, No 60 Sqn.

 8 Mar 1935:                Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

23 Sep 1935:               Attended Officers’ Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot/RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering.

31 Jan 1938:                Staff, No 1 (General Engineering) Wing, Home Aircraft Depot.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

 1 Aug 1938:                Engineering Officer, No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit.

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

xx xxx xxxx:                  Attended RAF Staff College

xx xxx xxxx:                  Officer Commanding, RAF Mingaladon

 9 Dec 1942:                ? Gp Capt

xx xxx 1945:                 Senior Engineer Staff Officer, HQ No 47 Group

xx xxx 1947:                 Deputy Director of Technical Policy.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Attended Joint Services Staff College.

23 May 1955:             

xx xxx xxxx:                  Attended Imperial Defence College

16 Feb 1959:               AOC and Commandant, RAF Technical College, Henlow

21 Aug 1961:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command

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