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Air Commodore A C L Mackie (68747)

Alastair Cavendish Lindsay    b: 3 Aug 1922             r: 30 Sep 1968                d:  19 May 2018                                                                  

CBE 10 Jun 1966, DFC xx xxx 1943, Bar 29 Dec 1944, QCVSA 1 Jun 1953.

(RAFVR): AC2: xx xxx 1940, LAC: xx xxx 1940, Act Plt Off (P): 11 May 1941, Fg Off (WS): 11 May 1942, Flt Lt (WS): 11 May 1943,

(RAF): Flt Lt: 26 Mar 1946 [1 Sep 1945], Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1950, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1956, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1961, Act A/Cdre: 27 Apr 1966, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1966.

xx xxx 1940:           Recruit Reception, No 2 Recruit Centre, RAF Cardington

xx xxx 1940:           Transferred to the Reserve

xx xxx xxxx:            Attended No 3 Initial Training Wing, Torquay

xx xxx xxxx:            U/T Pilot, RAF College Flying Training School, Cranwell

xx xxx 1941:           Attended No 15 Operational Training Unit, RAF Harwell

29 Aug 1941:         In transit to the Middle East

xx Sep 1941:          Attached, Middle East Pool

30 Sep 1941:          Pilot, No 108 Sqn (Wellingtons)

xx xxx 1942:           In transit to UK aboard Georgic

xx xxx 1942:           Attended Liberator conversion course

xx xxx 1942:           Pilot, No 108 Sqn (Liberators)

xx xxx 1943:           Instructor, No 104 (Transport) Operational Training Unit (Wellingtons)

xx Feb 1944:          Flight Commander, No 233 Sqn.

xx xxx 1945:           Flight Commander, No 525 Sqn

26 Mar 1946:         Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (retaining rank current at the time) [wef 1 Sep 1945]

xx xxx xxxx:            Member, RAF Selection Board

xx xxx xxxx:            Attended Central Flying School

xx xxx xxxx:            QFI/Flight Commander, RAF College, Cranwell.

xx xxx xxxx:            Squadron Commander, Examining Wing, CFS

xx Jan 1952:           Attended RAF Staff College, Bracknell

xx xxx xxxx:            Staff, Joint Intelligence Staff, Singapore

xx xxx xxxx:            Attended Refresher Course, RAF Flying College, RAF Manby

xx Dec 1956:           Wing Commander - Flying, RAF Waddington

xx Jul 1957:            Attended Vulcan conversion course, No 230 Operational Conversion Unit.

15 Oct 1957:          Officer Commanding, No 101 Sqn.

 5 Oct 1959:           Directing Staff, Joint Services Staff College

11 Dec 1962:         Deputy Secretary, Joint Intelligence Committee Secretariat, Ministry of Defence.

13 Jul 1964:           Officer Commanding, RAF Colerne

27 Apr 1966:          Director of Air Staff Briefing.

Taking early retirement from the RAF he became Under Treasurer of the Middle Temple and from 1972 to 1982, he was Director-General, Health Education Council followed by becoming a Director of Ansador Ltd in 1983.  In 1990 he was also appointed Vice President of CND. 

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