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Air Commodore I E Brodie (17140)


Ian Eustace            b: 17 Sep 1898                     r: 31 Mar 1951                     d: 22 Jul 1993

OBE - 1 Jan 1941, MiD 1 Jan 1945, DL (Bucks) - 9 Dec 1963, 

(RN): Midn: 15 Jan 1917, Sub-Lt: 15 May 1918, Lt: 15 Feb 1920, Act Lt: 15 May 1920, Lt: 31 Dec 1920 [15 Feb 1920], Lt Cdr (Rtd): 15 Feb 1928

(RAF) Fg Off: 15 Mar 1923, (H) Flt Lt: 21 Aug 1924, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1927, Act Sqn Ldr: 21 Dec 1935, Sqn Ldr: 1 Feb 1936, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1939, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1941, Act A/Cdre: 13 Nov 1943?, Act (Unpaid) AVM: 20 Apr 1945 - 14 Apr 1947: Gp Capt (WS): 20 Oct 1945, Gp Capt: 1 Oct 1946, A/Cdre: Retained.

15 Sep 1916:           Special Entry, Royal Navy

15 Jan 1917:          Midshipman, Royal Navy.

 3 Feb 1917:           Cadet, Keyham College, Devonport,

15 May 1918:         Officer, Royal Navy

17 Aug 1918:          Officer, HMS Canterbury

17 May 1919:         Officer, HMS Bramble

24 Nov 1919:         Officer, HMS Lion

23 Apr 1920:          Attended Sub-Lt Course, St John's College, Cambridge

12 Sep - 30 Dec 1920:           Promotion Course for Lieutenant, HMS Vernon

31 Dec 1920:           Officer, HMS Vendetta

 5 Oct 1921:            Officer, HMS Vancouver

 2 Jan 1923:           Preparation for retirement

15 Mar 1923:          Placed on the Royal Navy Retired List.

15 Mar 1923:          Granted a Short Service Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

15 Mar 1923:          U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS.

10 Apr 1924:          Attended Fleet Fighter Course, RAF Base Leuchars.

31 May 1924:         Pilot, No 406 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.

16 Feb 1925:          Attended Armament and Gunnery School.

 1 Jan 1926:            Staff, RAF Training Base, Leuchars.

xx Nov 1926:          In transit to India per SS Derbyshire

 7 Dec 1926:           Armament Officer, No 5 Sqn.

14 Nov 1927:         Flight Commander, No 27 Sqn.

12 Oct 1929:          Supernumerary, RAF Depot.

11 Apr 1930:          Flight Commander, No 43 Sqn.

 1 May 1930:          Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

xx xxx xxxx:             Attached RAE.

22 Jan 1934:           Attended Course No 12, RAF Staff College.

21 Dec 1934:          Flight Commander, No 41 Sqn.

21 Dec 1935:          Officer Commanding, No 111 Sqn. (Bulldog IIA)

18 Mar 1936:          Armament Officer, HQ Iraq Command.

16 Apr 1938:           Supernumerary, No 1 RAF Depot.

19 Jul 1938:             Armament Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command

10 Jan 1939:            Air Staff, Directorate of Training.

xx xxx xxxx:             Air Staff, Deputy Directorate of Armament Training. (changed Dec 39-Apr 40)

 8 Sep 1940:            Officer Commanding, Central Gunnery School

 3 Jul 1941:              SASO, HQ No 25 (Armament) Group.

xx Jun 1943:            Officer Commanding, RAF Aldergrove.

13 Nov 1943:          SASO, HQ RAF Iceland

20 Apr 1945:           Attached Italian Air Force (until 14 Apr 1947)

 7 Jul 1947:              Deputy Director of Intelligence (Organisation and Security).

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