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Air Vice-Marshal W E Theak (08147)


William Edward            b: xx xxx 1898                         r: 17 Mar 1954                        d: 28 Jan 1955

CB 1 Jan 1948, CBE 1 Jan 1944, MiD 1 Jan 1941,

(Army): - (T) 2Lt (P): 20 Apr 1917, (T) 2Lt: 11 Jul 1917, (T) Capt: 21 Mar 1918.

(RAF): - Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 28 May 1920, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1923, Sqn Ldr: 1 Nov 1931, Wg Cdr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1940, (T) A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1943,  Act AVM: 24 Feb 1944, A/Cdre (WS): 24 Feb 1945, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, (T) AVM: 1 Jan 1946, AVM: 1 Jul 1947.

20 Apr 1917:               Appointed to a Commission on the General List (RFC)

20 Apr 1917:               U/T Pilot, RFC

11 Jul 1917:                 Flying Officer, RFC.

21 Mar 1918:               Flight Commander, No ? Sqn RFC.

26 Mar 1920:               Transferred to the Unemployed List

28 May 1920:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (Aeroplane Branch).

 3 Jun 1920:                 Pilot, No 12 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Supernumerary?

 5 Nov 1920:               Pilot, No 8 Sqn.

12 Jan 1923:                Pilot, No 28 Sqn.

xx xxx xxxx:                 Supernumerary?

17 Apr 1925:               Flight Commander/Signals Officer?, No 13 Sqn.

19 Aug 1928:               Attended Electrical and Wireless School.

19 Jan 1931:                Attended RAF Staff College

xx xxx xxxx:                 Supernumerary?

 8 Jan 1932:                 Chief Signals Officer, HQ RAF Mediterranean.

 2 Jan 1936:                 Attended Army Staff College, Camberley.

 4 Jan 1938:                 Officer Commanding, No 7 Sqn.

 2 Jan 1939:                 Directing Staff, RAF Staff College

xx xxx 1939:                Served in France (AASF/Air Comp?)

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

 4 Jul 1940:                  Chief Signals Officer, HQ Bomber Command

24 Feb 1944:               AOC, No 60 (Signals) Group

 6 Oct 1945:                 Director-General of Signals.

xx xxx 1949:                 AOA, HQ Middle East Air Force

18 Jun 1951:                AOC, No 90 (Signals) Group.

He died in Suffolk.

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