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Air Vice-Marshal G P S Thomas (31249)


Geoffrey Percy Sansom

b: 24 Apr 1915                                         r: 3 Oct 1971                                               d: xx Apr 1992

OBE  - 1 Jan 1946, MiD 1 Jan 1945,

(RAF/RAFO): - Act Plt Off (P): 2 Jan 1939, Plt Off (P): 27 Mar 1939, Plt Off: 2 Jan 1940, Fg Off: 27 Mar 1940, (T) Flt Lt: 1 Jun 1941, Act Sqn Ldr: 1 Mar 1942, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1942, Flt Lt (WS): 1 Sep 1942, Act Wg Cdr: 12 Oct 1944, Sqn Ldr (WS): 12 Apr 1945, Sqn Ldr: 1 Sep 1945, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1952, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1959, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1966, AVM: 1 Jul 1969.

 2 Jan 1939:                 Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the Equipment Branch.

 2 Jan 1939:                  Attended Equipment Officers' School

27 Mar 1939:               Equipment Officer, RAF Hemswell

25 Sep 1942:                Equipment Officer, HQ No 227 Group

 2 Jan 1943:                 Transferred to the Reserve and called up for air force service.

23 Dec 1943:               Air Staff Officer, HQ Air Command South-East Asia

12 Apr 1944:                Administrative Staff Officer, HQ Air Command South-East Asia

xx xxx 1945:                 ?

 8 Nov 1946:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader (seniority 1 Sep 1945)

xx xxx 1950:                 Seconded to Turkish Air Force

xx xxx 1952                 ?

25 Oct 1956:               Equipment Staff Officer, HQ Transport Command

23 Feb 1959:               Deputy Director of Equipment (1).

xx xxx 1960:                 Served (exchange posting?) with Royal Australian Air Force

20 Feb 1963:               Group Captain Operations (Supply), HQ Maintenance Command.

 4 Jul 1965:                  Director of Movements

15 Jan 1968:                Director of Equipment (Policy) (RAF)

12 Sep 1969:               SASO, HQ Maintenance Command.

He died in the Dover area.

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