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Thomas Ulric Curzon
b: xx xxx xxxx r: 9 Aug 1966 d: xx xxx xxxx
KBE – 1 Jan 1966, (CBE – 1 Jan 1946), CB – 10 Jun 1961, MiD – 1 Jan 1946, ADC, MIEE, FRAeS.
(RAF): - Plt Off: 26 Jul 1930, Fg Off: 26 Jan 1932, Flt Lt: 26 Jan 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, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1953, Act AVM: 1 Mar 1959, AVM: 1 Jan 1960.
xx xxx xxxx: Aircraft Apprentice, 8th Entry, Electrical and Wireless School, Flowerdown.
xx xxx 1928: Flight Cadet, ‘B’ Sqn, RAF College, Cranwell.
26 Jul 1930: Appointed to a Permanent Commission.
26 Jul 1930: Pilot, No 4 Sqn.
23 Apr 1934: Attended Electrical and Wireless School.
15 Jul 1935: Signals Officer, No 13 Sqn.
1 Oct 1936: Signals Officer, RAF Kai Tak.
11 Jun 1938: Signals Officer, HQ RAF Far East.
28 Nov 1938: Staff, RAF Seletar
6 Mar 1940: Signals Officer, HQ RAF Middle East.
24 Apr 1940: Transferred to the Technical Branch.
1 Dec 1940: Staff Officer, Directorate of Telecommunications
xx xxx xxxx: Attended RAF Staff College
xx xxx xxxx: Officer Commanding, No ? (Signals) Wing.
xx xxx 1945: Deputy Director of Signals
23 Jun 1947: Chief Signals Officer, HQ Transport Command. (see photo below)
6 Nov 1950: Director of Radio Engineering.
18 Sep 1950: ADC to the King
6 Feb 1952 – 1 Jan 1953: ADC to the Queen
xx xxx xxxx: Attended Joint Services Staff College
xx xxx xxxx: Attended Imperial Defence College
1 Mar 1959: Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Fighter Command.
1 Feb 1964: AOC-in-C, Signals Command.
7 May 1966: Relinquished command of Signals Command
At Cranwell he attained the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal and was awarded the Hyde Thompson and Humanistics Trophies. He was the first ex-apprentice to become an ADC to the Monarch and the only Flowerdown graduate to have attended the Imperial Defence College.
Retired on account of medical unfitness for air force service.
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