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Air Commodore G O Venn (08161)


George Oswald              b: 15 Sep 1892                 r: 3 Oct 1945                     d: 11 Mar 1984

CBE - 1 Jan 1945, MiD - 24 Sep 1941, MiD - 11 Jun 1942.

(Army):- (T) 2 Lt (P): 5 Aug 1916, (T) Lt: 5 Feb 1918, (T) Capt: 1 Mar 1918.

(RAF):- Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1923, Sqn Ldr: 30 Jun 1931, Wg Cdr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1940, Gp Capt: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Jul 1942], Act A/Cdre: 5 Jan 1943?, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Oct 1944, A/Cdre: Retained.

 5 Aug 1916:            U/T Pilot, RFC

24 Dec 1916:           Flying Officer RFC.

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

18 Jul 1919:             Staff/Instructor, Electrical and Wireless School.

24 Oct 1919:           Awarded Short Service Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (Aeroplane). 

23 Nov 1919:          Instructor, School of Army Co-operation.

17 Nov 1922:          Staff/Instructor?, School of Photography.

 3 Oct 1924:            Flight Commander, No 31 Sqn.

 1 Jan 1926:             Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

18 Mar 1928:          Staff, Aircraft Depot, India

 2 Aug 1929:           Personnel Staff, HQ ADGB.

 6 Oct 1931:            Officer Commanding, Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight.

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25 Mar 1935:          Officer Commanding, No 13 Sqn.

 1 May 1937:          Senior Personnel Staff Officer, HQ No 4 (Bomber) Group.

25 Oct 1938:          Senior Personnel Staff Officer, HQ British Forces in Iraq.

 1 Jun 1940?:          Air Staff,  HQ British Forces in Iraq.

 9 Dec 1940:          SASO, HQ No 203 Group.

29 Jul 1942:            Group Captain - ?, HQ Fighter Command.

 5 Jan 1943:            Director of Personal Services.

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