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Air Commodore W R Worstall (26076)


William Robert             b: 1 Dec 1906                      r: 29 Nov 1956                            d: 3 Jun 1978

OBE 1 Jan 1945, AFRAeS.

(RAF): - Plt Off: 28 Jul 1928, Fg Off: 28 Jan 1930, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1934, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1940, Act Gp Capt: 17 Jun 1943, Wg Cdr (WS): 17 Dec 1943, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, Act A/Cdre: 11 May 1953, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx Sep 1923:               Aircraft Apprentice, 8th Entry, RAF Cranwell

xx xxx 1926:                Flight Cadet, A Sqn, RAF College Cranwell

28 Jul 1928:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

14 May 1929:              Attended ? Course, RAF Base Gosport

26 Nov 1929:              Pilot, No 461 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flt.

15 Jun 1932:                Supernumerary, RAF Depot

 4 Aug 1932:               Attended Officers' Engineering Course, Home  Aircraft Depot

 8 Aug 1934:               Engineer Officer, Home Aircraft Depot               

 1 Oct 1936:                Engineer Staff Officer, HQ RAF Far East

 7 Apr 1938:                Supernumerary, No 1 RAF Depot.

 6 Aug 1938:                Engineer Officer, No 6 Flying Training School.

24 Apr 1940:               Transferred to the Technical Branch.

16 Mar 1942:              Engineer Officer, HQ Flying Training Command

17 Jun 1943:                Engineer Officer, HQ Fighter Command.

15 Nov 1943:              Engineer Officer, HQ Air Defence of Great Britain

xx xxx 1945:                Command Engineer Officer, HQ Fighter Command.

29 Aug 1947:               Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ No 205 Group

xx xxx 1950:                Officer Commanding, RAF Henlow

xx xxx 1952:                 ?

11 May 1953:              Seconded to Royal Pakistan Air Force

 1 Feb 1955:                Director of Aircraft Engineering.

At Cranwell he represented the college at Athletics and Soccer.  He died in the Richmond area of North Yorkshire.

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