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Air Commodore C G Smith


Charles Gainer          b: 22 Jan 1880                      r: 22 Jan 1940/11 Feb 1946                            d: 13 Oct 1948

 CB 1 Jan 1946, CBE 3 Jun 1935,

(RE (Vol Force)): - 2 Lt: 6 Feb 1907, Lt: 26 Nov 1907.

(Army): - 2 Lt: 29 Nov 1915, (T) Capt: 1 Dec 1916, (T) Maj: 20 Dec 1916, Lt: 1 Jul 1917, Capt: 1 Sep 1917.

(RAF): - Maj: 1 Apr 1918, (T) Lt-Col: 21 Jun 1918, Act Lt-Col: 1 May 1919, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1919 [1 Apr 1918], Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1921, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1928, A/Cdre: 1 Nov 1938.

 6 Feb 1907:                Officer, 1st Devonshire and Somerset Volunteers, Royal Engineers

 1 Apr 1908:                Officer, 1st Wessex Field Company, Wessex Divisional Engineers

 9 Sep 1912:                Resigned his commission in the Royal Engineers.

29 Nov 1915:              Appointed to RFC Special Reserve.

29 Nov 1915:              Appointed Assistant Equipment Officer/Equipment Officer, 3rd Class

16 Dec 1915:               Equipment Officer, No 1 AD

 1 Dec 1916:                Appointed Equipment Officer, 1st Class

16 Dec 1916:               Equipment Officer, No 2 AD

26 Dec 1916:               Appointed Park Commander

20-24 Jun 1917:          Temporary duty in Paris

 6 Jan 1918:                  Posted to No 1 Aircraft Park

10 Jan 1918:                Attached to RNAS Dunkerque (No 8 AP)

21 Jun 1918:                Employed as Lieutenant Colonel

22 Jun 1918:                Returned to Home Establishment

10 Nov 1918:              Re-embarked for France

11 Nov 1918:               Posted to Advanced 2 AD

 4 Dec 1918:                Officer Commanding, No 2 AD

 3 Apr 1919:                Posted to No 2 ASD

 6 Jul 1919:                  Returned to Home Establishment

1 Aug 1919:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Major (Technical Branch)

10 Nov 1920:              Officer Commanding, No 1 Stores Depot

14 Nov 1924:              Stores Staff Duties, HQ Iraq Command

20 Feb 1928:               Deputy Director of Equipment.

 2 May 1938:               SOA/AOA, HQ Maintenance Command.

22 Jan 1940:                Retired and re-employed.

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