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(Air Commodore) B Samson (34249)


Bryan               b:  7 Jul 1912                              r: 4 Jan 1963                                   d: xx Mar 1995

OBE 2 Jan 1950, MiD 8 Jun 1944

(RAF): - Act Plt Off (P): 14 Sep 1934, Plt Off: 14 Sep 1935, Fg Off: 14 Mar 1937, Flt Lt: 14 Mar 1939, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Sep 1940, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1941, Sqn Ldr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Sep 1940], Act Gp Capt: 24 Jul 1945 Wg Cdr (WS): 24 Jan 1946, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Act Gp Capt: 8 Aug 1955, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1958, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx 1958?.

14 Sep 1934:               Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

29 Sep 1934:               U/T Pilot, No 3 Flying Training School.

 5 Sep 1935:                Pilot No 47 Sqn

 9 Feb 1938:                Pilot, and Personal Assistant to AOC, RAF in Palestine and Transjordan

28 Aug 1938:               Attended RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

14 Sep 1940:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

27 Jul 1942:                 Command Engineer Officer, AHQ West Africa

xx xxx xxxx:                  Attended RAF Staff College.

29 Dec 1947:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ No 46 Group

 8 Aug 1955:                Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ No 12 Group

18 Aug 1958:               Deputy Director of Aircraft Engineering

 5 May 1961:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ NEAF

Retired on account of medical unfitness for air force service as a Group Captain.  Listed as A/Cdre in 1958 entry of AFL for No 12 Group but not in the Retired Lists.

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