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Air Vice-Marshal S R Ubee (24182)


S R Ubee - 1934Sydney Richard                        b: 5 Mar 1903             r: 26 Nov 1958                        d: xx Jul 1998

CB 1 Jan 1952, AFC 2 Jan 1939.

Plt Off (P): 9 Dec 1927, Plt Off: 9 Dec 1928, Fg Off:  9 Jun 1929, Flt Lt: 1 Apr 1933, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 29 Apr 1942?, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1942, Wg Cdr (WS): 29 Oct 1942, Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1943, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1951, Act AVM: 1 Mar 1954, AVM: 1 Jul 1954.

 9 Dec 1927:    Granted a Short Service Commission 

6 Jan 1928:     U/T Pilot, No 4 FTS.

 3 Jan 1929:     Pilot, No 70 Sqn.

 1 May 1931:   Air Staff - Operations, HQ Iraq Command.

27 Jun 1932:    Pilot, No 70 Sqn.

10 Aug 1932:   Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

 7 Feb 1933:    Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

 4 Apr 1933:    Pilot, Experimental Section, RAE.

xx Feb 1937:    Flight Commander, No 60 Sqn.

22 Oct 1937:    Officer Commanding, Bomber Transport Flight, India.

25 Apr 1938:   Air Staff, HQ No 1 (Indian) Group.

 7 Mar 1939:    Officer Commanding, No 60 Sqn.

16 Aug 1939:   Air Staff, HQ No 1 (Indian) Group.

 

xx Jun 1941:     Officer Commanding, No 31 Sqn. (Valentia/DC2)

xx Oct 1941:

1942- 43                      Served in Iraq,  Burma & Ceylon.

xx xxx 1943:     Staff/Officer Commanding?, Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment.

xx xxx 1946:     Officer Commanding, Experimental Flying Wing, RAE.

xx xxx 1947:     Commandant, Empire Test Pilots School.

xx xxx 1948:     Deputy Director of Operational Requirements.

xx xxx 1951:     Commandant, RAF Flying College.

 1 Mar 1954:    Director-General of Personnel (II).

 1 Jul 1955:      AOC, No 2 Group.

 Joined the RAF on a short service commission and was awarded a permanent commission in 1932.  In 1953, he flew Hastings WD499 in the Royal Review Fly-past at Odiham at the end of a trans-polar flight.  He died in the West Surrey area.

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