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Air Vice-Marshal S M Davidson (50854)

Sinclair Melville            b:   1 Nov 1922                      r:   31 Mar 1977               d:  24 Jan 2003

CBE - 8 Jun 1968, MiD - 1 Jan 1946, CEng, FIERE

AC2:  xx xxx xxxx, LAC:  xx xxx xxxx, Sgt:  xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off (P):  7 Aug 1942, Fg Off (WS):  7 Feb 1943, Flt Lt (WS): 7 Aug 1944, Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1946 [7 Feb 1946], Sqn Ldr:  1 Jan 1953, Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1958, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1963, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1969, Act AVM: 22 Nov 1974, AVM: 1 Jan 1975

xx xxx xxxx:               U/T Pilot, No ? FTS (533883)

xx xxx xxxx:               NCO Pilot, No ? Sqn

 7 Aug 1942:              Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the General Duties Branch

28 Feb 1946:             Appointed to an Extended Service Commission in the General Duties Branch in the rank of Flying Officer [Seniority 7 Aug 1943]

xx xxx 1948:              Attended Electrical Engineering Course?

 9 Jun 1948:               Air Staff, HQ No 19 Group

 8 Sep 1948:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the General Duties Branch in the rank of Flight Lieutenant for subsequent transfer to the Technical Branch

 7 Sep 1949:              Transferred to the Technical Branch

19 May 1953:            Signals Staff Officer, HQ Middle East Air Force.

xx xxx xxxx:               Attended RAF Staff College.

 7 Jan 1957:               Technical Officer, Directorate of Operational Requirements (B)

23 Sep 1957:             Staff Officer, Directorate of Operational Requirements (B)

xx xxx xxxx:               Attended Joint Services Command and Staff College.

 2 Jan 1961:               Directing Staff, RAF Staff College.

12 Jun 1965:              Member, British Joint Communications Electronics Board, HQ Middle East Command

18 Feb 1966:             Command Signals Officer, HQ Near East Air Force

 7 Jan 1969:               Director of Signals (Air)

xx Jan 1972:              Air Officer Commanding, RAF St Athan/Air Officer Wales

22 Nov 1974:            Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Signals)

Retired at his own request

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