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Air Commodore G S Shaw (04214)


Gerald Stanley              b: 28 Oct 1898                r: 29 May 1952                    d: 14 Nov 1976

CB - 5 Jun 1952, MiD - 1 Jan 1943.

(RN):- (T) (P) Flt Off: xx xxx 1917, (T) Flt Sub-Lt: 18 Aug 1917,

(RAF):- Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1925, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct1934, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1938, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1940, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx 1942?, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1943, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx 1917:            Pilot, RNAS Calshot.

 1 Aug 1919:           Awarded Permanent Commission as a Lieutenant 

26 Apr 1920:           Pilot, No 230 Sqn.

 8 Feb 1921:            Pilot, No 267 Sqn.

 8 May 1921:           RAF Staff, HMS Pegasus.

 1 Dec 1923:           Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

30 Jan 1924:            Attended Flying Boat Pilot's Course, RAF Base Calshot.

xx xxx 1924:            Staff, RAF Base Calshot

16 Feb 1925:           Pilot, No 480 (Flying Boat) Flight

 3 Aug 1925:            Attended School of Photography

xx xxx xxxx:             Staff/Instructor, School of Photography

21 Aug 1928:           Staff, School of Naval Co-operation.

 1 Dec 1928:            Photographic Officer, No 8 Sqn.

16 Mar 1931:           Photographic Instructor, School of Photography.

23 Jan 1933:            Attended RAF Staff College.

22 Dec 1933:           Air Staff, HQ Coastal Area.

 7 Jan 1935:            Officer Commanding, No 18 Sqn.

16 Jan 1936:            CFI/Sqn Cdr?, No 5 FTS.

22 Feb 1937:           Staff, Directorate of Training.

24 Nov 1938:         Officer Commanding, RAF Nairobi.

14 May 1940:         Administrative Staff Officer, HQ RAF Middle East.

 1 Dec 1941:           Administrative Staff Officer, AHQ Egypt.

xx xxx 1942:            AOA, AHQ East Africa.?

xx xxx 1944:            Principal Deputy Director of Manning.

xx xxx 1945:            Director of Manning.

16 Mar 1947:           AOC, AHQ Burma.

 1 Jul 1948 :             Senior Air Liaison Officer/Air Adviser to UK High Commisioner, South Africa.

 1 Sep 1950:            Director of Personal Services.

On retirement he joined the Hunting Group as a Liaison Officer for two years (1952 - 54), before returning to South Africa to settle down.

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