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Air Commodore L A Wear (31188)


Laurence Anthony         b:  19 Feb 1915                      r:   20 Aug 1972                d:  1 Nov 1999

OBE - 1 Jan 1946, MiD - 1 Jan 1943, MiD - 14 Jun 1945

Plt Off: 12 Sep 1938, Fg Off:  12 Sep 1939, Flt Lt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Sqn Ldr:  1 Dec 1941, Act Wg Cdr:  18 Apr 1942?, Sqn Ldr (WS):  18 Oct 1942, (T) Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1944 - 1 Nov 1947, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jun 1944, Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1950, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1957, Act A/Cdre: 1 Sep 1965, A/Cdre: retained

12 Sep 1938:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Equipment Branch

17 Oct 1938:              Equipment Officer, Home Aircraft Depot

 1 Nov 1938:              Equipment Officer, No 13 Maintenance Unit

14 Mar 1939:              Equipment Officer, No 5 School of Technical Training, RAF Locking

10 Jul 1939:                Equipment Officer, Directorate of Equipment

21 Jun 1940:               Equipment Officer, HQ No 10 Group

xx xxx xxxx:                Attended RAF Staff College.

19 Jul 1943:                Equipment Officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force.

xx xxx xxxx:                ?

22 Mar 1948:             Wing Commander - Admin Plans, HQ Middle East Air Force

xx xxx xxxx:                Attended Joint Services Staff College.

xx Dec 1956:              Officer Commanding, No 14 Maintenance Unit/RAF Carlisle

27 Jun 1959:               Senior Equipment Staff Officer, HQ Air Forces Arabian Peninsula.

 6 Apr 1961:               Deputy Director, Directorate of Movements (RAF)

31 May 1965:             Deputy Director of Equipment 15 (RAF)

Retired at his own request.

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