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Geoffrey Nicolas Ernest
b: 8 Jun 1908 r: 29 Aug 1960 d: 28 Apr 1996
CB – xx xxx xxxx, CBE – 2 Jun 1943, MiD – xx xxx xxxx, MiD – xx xxx xxxx,
(RAF): - Plt Off: 28 Jul 1928, Fg Off: 28 Jan 1930, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Feb 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: xx xxx xxxx, Act Gp Capt: 14 Aug 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 14 Feb 1943, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1943, Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1951.
xx xxx 1926: Flight Cadet, ‘B’ Sqn, RAF College, Cranwell.
28 Jul 1928: Appointed to a Permanent Commission.
28 Jul 1928: Pilot, No 3 Sqn
7 Mar 1930: Armament Officer, No 20 Sqn.
15 Apr 1932: Supernumerary, RAF Depot.
30 Jan 1933: Armament Officer, RAF Andover
21 Feb 1934: Armament Officer, RAF College, Cranwell.
7 Dec 1937: Staff Officer, Joint Directorate of Scientific Research and Technical Development.
24 Apr 1940: Transferred to the Technical Branch.
14 Aug 1942: Command Armament Officer, HQ RAF Middle East
20 Jan 1944: Armament Staff Officer, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
xx xxx xxxx: Attended Joint Services Staff College
xx xxx xxxx: Attended Imperial Defence College
At Cranwell he attained the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal, represented the college at Fencing and was awarded the RM Groves Memorial Prize.
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