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Air Commodore G G Barrett (26099)

Gareth Guilbert             b: 19 Jul 1908                       r: 2 Aug 1957                               d: 12 Mar 1966

CBE - 2 Jun 1943.

Plt Off: 27 Jul 1929, Fg Off: 27 Jan 1931, Flt Lt: 27 Jan 1935, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1938,  (T) Wg Cdr: 10 Dec 1940, Act Gp Capt: 29 Sep 1942?, Wg Cdr (WS): 29 Mar 1943, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1943, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947, Act A/Cdre: 21 Sep 1953, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx 1927:               Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College.

27 Jul 1929:                Attended Flying Boat Pilots Course

 4 Mar 1929:              Pilot, No 201 Sqn.

 3 Apr 1930:               Supernumerary, RAF Base Calshot, pending posting overseas (Attached to Flying Out Party, No 203 Sqn at RAF Calshot)

 7 Jun 1930:                Pilot, No 203 Sqn. (Arrived on 19 Jun 1930 having assisted in delivery of a new Southampton)

27 Apr 1932:              Departed on posting to Home Establishment

28 Apr 1932:               Supernumerary, RAF Depot

25 Jul 1932:               Test pilot, Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment

28 Jan 1934:               Attended Long Navigation Course, RAF Base Calshot.

 8 Sep 1934:               Navigation Officer, No 209 Sqn (Felixstowe/Plymouth)

17 Sep 1935:              Navigation Officer, No 230 Sqn (Pembroke Dock/Egypt)

 1 Oct 1936:               Admitted to hospital

 1 Nov 1936:              Navigation Officer/Instructor, RAF College, Cranwell.

6 Jun 1938:                 Navigation Instructor, School of Air Navigation.

23 Jan 1939:               Attended RAF Staff College.

5 Oct 1939:                Staff Officer, Advanced Air Striking Force

xx xxx 1940:               Deputy Director of Flying Training.

xx Jan 1941:               Officer Commanding, No 210 Sqn

xx Nov 1941:             Directing Staff, RAF Staff College (in English, Staff Duties and Maritime Warfare)

xx xxx 1942:              Commanding Officer, No 328 Wing

 5 Jun 1943:               SASO, HQ No 25 (Training) Group.

xx xxx 1943:               Director Plans (Air) Combined Chiefs of Staff Washington DC

xx xxx 1945:               Deputy Director of Staff Duties.

xxx 1946:                   Senior Directing Staff, Joint Services Staff College.

18 Oct 1948:              Director of Administrative Plans and War Organisation.

xx xxx 1951:              Officer Commanding, RAF St Mawgan

21 Sep 1953:              AOC, AHQ Gibraltar (COMGIBMED/COMGIBLANT)

xx xxx 1956:               Director Of Intelligence.

From 1922 to 1927 he attended Dulwich College and was awarded a scholarship to Trinity College as well as a prize scholarship to the RAF College at Cranwell, which he took up.  At Cranwell he represented the College at Shooting and Tennis and attained the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

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