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Air Commodore W P Sutcliffe (26247)


William Philip                b: 15 Aug 1910                     r: 16 Apr 1961                     d: 1978-1996

CB 12 Jun 1958, DFC 17 May 1940, LoM (O) 3 May 1946

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

Plt Off: 19 Dec 1931, Fg Off: 19 Jun 1933, Flt Lt: 19 Jun 1936, Sqn Ldr: 1 Feb 1939, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1941, Act Gp Capt: 9 Dec 1942?, Wg Cdr (WS): 9 Jun 1943, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1944, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1951, Act A/Cdre: 16 Dec 1956?, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1957.

xx xxx 1930:            Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.

19 Dec 1931:           Appointed to a Permanent Commission

19 Dec 1931:           Pilot, No 207 Sqn.

 1 Jan 1933:             Attended Torpedo? Course, RAF Base Gosport.

10 Jun 1933:            Pilot, No 812 Sqn FAA.

13 Jan 1936:            Attended Instructors' Course, Central Flying School (graded C).

30 Mar 1936:           QFI, No 5 FTS.

12 Jan 1937:            Flight Commander, No 811 Sqn FAA.

xx xxx xxxx:             Flight Commander/Officer Commanding?, No 101 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:             Flight Commander/Officer Commanding?, No 82 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:             Officer Commanding?, No 110 Sqn.

10 Jan 1944:            SASO, HQ No 231 Group.

27 Aug 1945:           Head of Accident Investigation, HQ Transport Command.

 

 4 Aug 1953:            Officer Commanding, RAF Wittering

16 Dec 1956:           Director of Operational Training.

31 May 1958:          Director of Intelligence (Operations)/Intelligence (A).

He was awarded the 'R M Groves' Memorial Prize on graduating from Cranwell.

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