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Air Commodore N A Tait (26045)


Norman Alexander               b: 13 Oct 1907                  r: 20 Jun 1959                             d: xx Jan 1998

OBE 1 Jan 1944, AFRAeS.

(RAF): - Plt Off: 17 Dec 1927, Fg Off: 17 Jun 1929, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Feb 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1944, Wg Cdr (WS): 1 Jul 1944, Wg Cdr: xx xxx xxxx, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1956.

xx Jan 1923                  Aircraft Apprentice, 7th Entry, No 1 School of Technical Training.

xx xxx 1926:                 Flight Cadet, A Sqn, RAF College, Cranwell.

17 Dec 1927:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

17 Dec 1927:                Pilot, No 12 Sqn.

14 Jan 1929:                 Attended Fleet Torpedo Course, RAF Base Gosport

27 Aug 1929:               Pilot, No 464 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flt.

16 Oct 1931:                Pilot, RAF Base Gosport

 3 Aug 1932:                Attended Officers' Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

 8 Aug 1934:                Staff, Central Trade and Test Board.

15 Apr 1936:                Pilot, No 2 Gunnery Co-operation Flt.

1 Mar 1937:                  Engineer duties, No 3 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit

12 Oct 1938:                Officer Commanding, No 7 Aircraft Storage Unit.

17 Oct 1938:                Officer Commanding?, No 20 Maintenance Unit.

24 Apr 1940:                Transferred to the Technical Branch.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Attended Army Staff College

17 May 1943:               Engineer I, HQ Maintenance Command

10 May 1945:               Deputy Director, Directorate of Technical Training

xx xxx 1947/8:                

25 Jul 1954:                  Engineer Staff Officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force.

 1 Nov 1956:                Director of Aircraft Engineering

He died in the Watford area.

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