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Air Commodore E W Towsey (59930)


Edward William           b:   16 Oct 1898                      r:   29 Aug 1952                d:   5 Aug 1987

OBE - xx xxx xxxx, MiD - 15 Dec 1942,

(Army): 2 Lt:  24 Apr 1918, Lt:  24 Oct 1919, Capt: 11 May 1929, Maj:  1 Aug 1938, (Local) Lt Col:  1 Sep 1939, Lt Col  5 Jun 1944, Col: xx xxx xxxx.

(RAF):  Gp Capt:  1 Jun 1948, Act A/Cdre: 9 Aug 1948?, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1950

xx xxx xxxx:            Gentleman Cadet, Royal Military College

24 Apr 1918:             Appointed to a Commission in the West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wale's Own) (5959)

13 Nov 1925:            Seconded for service under the Colonial Office

13 Nov 1928:            Restored to the Establishment of the West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wale's Own)

 1 Jul 1929:               Adjutant, West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wale's Own)

1 Jul 1932:                Relinquished the post of Adjutant, West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wale's Own)

28 Nov 1938:            Seconded for service with the British Military Mission attached to the Egyptian Army

 5 Jun 1947:             Completed his period of service in command of West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wale's Own)

 1 Jun 1948:              Relinquished his  Commission in the West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wale's Own)

 1 Jun 1948:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the RAF Regiment in the rank of Group Captain

 9 Aug 1948:              Senior Regiment Officer, HQ Middle East Air Force.

 9 May 1951:             Command Regiment Officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force

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