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Air Commodore R Byrne (11112)

Reginald           b: xx xxx 1889                          r: xx xxx xxxx                                       d: xx Jun 1965

CB – 1 Jan 1946, MC – 18 Jul 1918,

(Army): - 2 Lt: 5 Sep 1915, Lt: xx xxx xxxx, (T) Capt: 15 Aug 1919.

(RAF): - Fg Off: 29 Jan 1921, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1922, Act Sqn Ldr: 27 May 1928, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1929, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Sep 1940, Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1943, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx.

 5 Sep 1915:                Officer, City of London (Rough Riders)

15 Aug 1919:              Station Accountant Officer Class GG

14 Jan 1921:               Accountant Officer, 6th Class, Corps of Military Accountants

29 Jan 1921:                Relinquished his commission in the Corps of Military Accountants

29 Jan 1921:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Stores Branch (Accountant duties)

29 Jan 1921:               Supernumerary awaiting a course, Air Pilotage School

 4 Mar 1921:               Attended Accountant Officers' Course, No 4 Stores Depot

 1 May 1921:               Accountant Officer, Electrical and Wireless School.

21 Nov 1921:              Accountant Officer, RAF Depot

 1 Jan 1925:                 Accountant Officer, HQ Inland Area

21 Mar 1928:              Command Accountant, British Forces in Aden.

26 Feb 1930:              Supernumerary, RAF Depot

 9 Jun 1930:                 Accountant Officer, HQ Wessex Area

10 Nov 1933:              Command Accountant, HQ RAF Mediterranean.

21 Apr 1937:               Accountant Officer, HQ Training Command

 9 Apr 1942:                Accountant Officer, HQ Bomber Command

 4 Apr 194?:                Command Accountant, HQ Flying Training Command

xx xxx xxxx:                 Command Accountant, HQ Transport Command

Set up in private practice after retiring from the RAF.

Citation for the award of the Military Cross

“Lt. Reginald Byrne, Yeo.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of the two most advanced troops, he held on to his position, which was of great importance, all day, though exposed to fire from both flanks. He showed splendid resource and determination.”

(London Gazette – 18 July 1918)

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