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Air Commodore P Slocombe (18109)


Philip         b: 23 Feb 1901                              r: 15 Sep 1952                                    d: 9 Dec 1955

MiD 14 Jan 1944,

(RAF): - Plt Off (P): 10 Nov 1923, Plt Off: 10 May 1924, Fg Off: 10 Jun 1925, Flt Lt: 27 Feb 1929, Sqn Ldr: 1 Dec 1936, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1940, Wg Cdr: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Jan 1940], (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Act A/Cdre:  8 Jan 1945?, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: Retained.

10 Nov 1923:               Appointed to a Short Service Commission.

10 Nov 1923:               U/T Pilot, No 1 Flying Training School

11 Jun 1924:                Pilot, No 12 Sqn.

18 Sep 1926:               Attended Officers Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

20 Oct 1928:                Engineering Officer, Aircraft Depot, India.

 1 Feb 1933:                Flight Commander, No 27 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

20 Mar 1924:               Pilot, No 10 Sqn.

 4 May 1936:               Staff, RAF Pembroke Dock.

11 Dec 1936:               Flight Commander, No 209 Sqn.

 6 Jun 1938:                 Engineering Officer, RAF Halton

25 Jul 1938:                 Engineering Officer, No 2 School of Technical Training.

 8 Oct 1939:                 Engineering Officer, HQ No 1 Group

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch

29 Jul 1942:                 Engineer Staff Officer, HQ Coastal Command

xx Jun 1944:                 Deputy Chief Maintenance Officer, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

 8 Jan 1945:                 AOC, No 214 Group

17 Aug 1948:               SASO, HQ No 24 (Training) Group.

Retired on account of medical unfitness for air force service

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