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Air Commodore J H Simpson


J H Simpson - 1915John Hilliard

b: 23 Oct 1887                                    r: 23 Oct 1940                                             d: 10 Feb 1967

(Can Army): - 2 Lt: xx xxx xxxx, Lt: xx xxx xxxx.

(RFC): -Lt: 12 Oct 1915, (T) Capt: 21 Jul 1916.

(RAF): - (T) Capt: 1 Apr 1918, (T) Maj: 20 Sep 1918, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1919, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1925, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1932, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1937, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1940 1 Nov 1947, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx xxxx:               Officer, 5th Canadian Infantry Battalion.

12 Oct 1915:                Flying Officer, RFC

 1 May 1916:               Transferred to RFC Special Reserve.

21 Jul 1916:                 Flight Commander, No ? Sqn RFC

17 May 1917:              Staff Officer 3rd Class, RFC

 1 Apr 1918:                Transferred from Staff Officer to Aeroplane and Seaplane Branch.

20 Sep 1918:               Squadron Commander,

 1 Aug 1919 :               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Captain (Aeroplane Branch).

27 May 1919:              Attended Electrical and Wireless School

 1 Aug 1920:                 Instructor, Electrical and Wireless School.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

 1 Apr 1922:                Staff, HQ Palestine Wing.

10 Apr 1923:               Supernumerary (Air Staff Duties), HQ Iraq Command.

24 Aug 1923:               Staff, HQ Basrah Group.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

 1 Mar 1926:                Staff Officer, Signals Branch.

 7 Apr 1930:                Flight Commander, No 58 Sqn.

25 Jul 1932:                 Chief Signals Officer, HQ Inland Area.

 1 Oct 1934:                 Staff Officer, Signals Branch.

12 Apr 1937:               Commandant, Electrical and Wireless School.

26 Feb 1940:               AOC, No 26 (Signals) Group

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

23 Oct 1940:                Retired and Re-employed

 9 Jan 1948:                 Reverted to the Retired List.

He was awarded RAeC Certificate No 1962 on 27 August 1915.

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