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Air Vice-Marshal G Silyn-Roberts (05169)


Glynn               b:  2 Apr 1906                              r: 20 Nov 1961                                d: 26 Sep 1983

CB 1 Jan 1959, CBE 9 Jun 1949, AFC 2 Jan 1939, MSc, FRAeS.

(RAF): - Plt Off: 11 Jan 1930 [11 Jan 1929], Fg Off: xx xxx xxxx, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Sep 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1944, Act A/Cdre: 8 Nov 1945?, Gp Capt (WS): 8 May 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1950, Act AVM: 23 May 1955 - 6 Feb 1956; 8 Mar 1956 - xx xxx xxxx; 27 Oct 1958, AVM: 1 Jan 1959.

11 Jan 1930:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

11 Jan 1930:                U/T Pilot, No 2 Flying Training School.

23 Dec 1930:               Pilot, No 2 Sqn.

 3 Aug 1932:                Attended Officers Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot

 8 Aug 1934:                Engineer Officer, No 3 School of Technical Training (Men)

18 Dec 1936:               Engineer Officer, HQ, Home Aircraft Depot

 3 Dec 1938:                Flight Commander, No 3 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit

 6 Feb 1939:                Engineer Officer, Aircraft Depot Iraq

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

xx xxx xxxx:                 ?

27 Oct 1958:               Director-General of Engineering.

Although the RAF quote his name as Silyn-Roberts his actual family name is Roberts and his family knew him as Silyn.

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