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Air Commodore A G Douglas (41387)

Alan Graham            b:   6 Feb 1917                      r:   7 Aug 1970                d:  xx xxx 1995

CBE - 1 Jan 1957, MC - 11 Jun 1942,

APO (P):  14 Dec 1938, Plt Off:  6 Oct 1939, Fg Off:  6 Oct 1940, Flt Lt (WS): 6 Oct 1941, (T) Sqn Ldr:  1 Jan 1945, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1947 [1 Mar 1945], Sqn Ldr:  1 Nov 1947 [1 Aug 1947], Wg Cdr:  1 Jan 1949, Gp Capt:  1 Jan 1955, A/Cdre:  1 Jan 1967

14 Dec 1938:             Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the General Duties Branch

xx xxx xxxx:              

13 Mar 1939:             Officer, No 2 Armoured Car Company

 8 Oct 1940:               RAF Detachment attached to the 11th Hussars as 'D' Sqn,

 4 Nov 1940:              Officer i/c, No 1 Troop, 'D' Sqn, 11th Hussars (part of No 2 ACC detachment)

10 Feb - Mar 1942:    Recuperating

 6 Oct 1942:              Transferred to the Reserve and called up for Air Force service.

 6 Oct 1942:              Transferred to the Admin and Special Duties Branch, RAFO and retained on the Active List

xx Nov 1942:            Officer Commanding, No 1 Armoured Car Company

1 Jan 1947:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission and transferred to the RAF Regiment

xx xxx xxxx:              Officer Commanding, Aden Protectorate Levis

28 Oct 1957:            Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer, HQ Far East Air Force.

 1 Apr 1959:             Officer Commanding, RAF Regiment Depot, Catterick

1 Jul 1961 - 11 Apr 1967:               ADC to HM the Queen

25 Oct 1961:            Deputy Director of Ground Defence.

 4 Feb 1963:             Senior Ground Defence Officer, HQ Transport Command.

 9 Nov 1966:            Director of Ground Defence

On 29 May 1941 he was wounded during the operations following the Iraqi attack on RAF Habbaniya near the Abu Ghuraib canal.  He later took part in No 2 ACC's operations in the Western Desert and was awarded his MC for assisting wounded personnel from a burning tender whilst under air attack on 22 November 1941.  He was wounded again, this time badly, on 10 February 1942 when Armoured Car A116 was hit by enemy aircraft whilst it was defending Gazala No 2 airstrip, with one of his crew being killed immediately and the other dying the following day, but returned to the Company in mid March.

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