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Air Commodore D H Sutton (41492)


Denys Herschel                        b:   3 Dec 1920                        r:  31 Dec 1975                       d: 9 Jan 2004

CBE 1 Jan 1971.

Act Plt Off:  14 Dec 1938, Plt Off:  3 Sep 1939, Fg Off (WS):  3 Dec 1940, Flt Lt (WS):  3 Dec 1941, (T) Sqn Ldr:  1 Mar 1942, Act Wg Cdr:  18 Jan 1944?, Sqn Ldr (WS):  18 Jul 1944, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jan 1949, Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1955, Gp Capt:  1 Jan 1964, Act A/Cdre:  10 May 1971, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1971.

28 Dec 1940:   Navigation Staff Officer, HQ No 19 (Reconnaissance) Group.

25 Jul 1941:     Air Staff, HQ Coastal Command

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19 Oct 1942:    Air Staff, HQ Coastal Command.

 6 Oct 1942:     Transferred to RAFO and called up for service

21 Oct 1943:    Administration/Air Staff, HQ No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group.

11 Apr 1947:   PSO to AOC in C, British Air Forces of Occupation.

29 Apr 1947:    Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (wef from 1 Jul 1946 [1 Sep 1945]

xx Jun 1952:     Officer Commanding, No 42 Sqn. (Shackleton MR1/2)

 

xx Jul 1958:      Officer Commanding, Flying Wing, RAF Aldergrove.

18 Dec 1959:   Officer Commanding, No 18 Sqn.

24 Sep 1962:   Requirements Interchange Officer, British Defences Staff, Washington.

23 Sep 1963:   Exchange posting Ministry of Aviation Staff, Wright-Patterson AFB.

10 Dec 1965:   Officer Commanding, RAF Acklington/No 6 FTS

26 Feb 1968:   SASO, HQ No 23 (Training) Group.

 5 Oct 1970:     Group Captain - Air Plans, HQ Near East Air Force.

10 May 1971:  AOA, HQ Near East Air Force.

15 Dec 1973:   Air Commander, Gibraltar.

Known as 'The Clutch'. 

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