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Air Commodore C H Simpson (36117)


Charles Hunting                        b: 11 Feb 1915                        r: 3 Apr 1961              d: xx Jul 2000

CBE – 1 Jan 1961, MA.

Plt Off: 25 Oct 1937 [25 Jul 1936], Fg Off: 25 Apr 1938 [25 Jan 1938], Flt Lt: 25 Apr 1940 [25 Jan 1940], (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Mar 1941, Act Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1942?, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1942, Sqn Ldr (WS): 1 Sep 1942, Sqn Ldr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Mar 1941], Act Gp Capt: 18 Dec 1944?, Wg Cdr (WS): 18 Jun 1945, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1954, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: Retained:

25 Oct 1937:            Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

25 Oct 1937:            U/T Pilot, No 9 FTS.

20 Aug 1938:           Pilot, No 115 Sqn.

 

18 Dec 1944:            Air Staff, HQ Flying Training Command

14 May 1946:          Air Attaché, Stockholm.

 

 7 Apr 1955:            Assistant Commandant, RAF Staff College, Andover.

xx xxx xxxx:              Senior RAF Officer, East Africa

On 19 November 1939, he was flying Magister L5979 of Marham Station Flight to Newmarket but on landing at the latter, he was caught by a strong gust of wind and stalled, although he was not injured.

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