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Air Commodore G P Seymour-Price (34056)

George Philip                b: 6 Jun 1912                      r: 2 Jul 1967                d: xx Feb 1996

DFC 4 Dec 1942.

Plt Off (P): 24 Mar 1933, Plt Off: 24 Mar 1934, Fg Off: 24 Sep 1935, Flt Lt: 24 Sep 1937, (T) Sqn Ldr: 1 Jun 1941 (14 Aug 1942 from date of recall to active list), (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Jun 1942 (adjusted to 11 Jun 1943 on 12 Oct 1948), Sqn Ldr: 14 Jul 1947* [1 Jan 1945] , Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1947 [1 Oct 1946], Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1954, Act A/Cdre: 17 Oct 1959 - 1 Aug 1962, A/Cdre: Retained.

*retaining existing rank under wartime rules.

24 Mar 1933:           Appointed to a Short Service Commission. 

24 Mar 1933:            Induction Training, RAF Depot.

 8 Apr 1933:             U/T Pilot, No 3 FTS.

11 Mar 1934:            Pilot, No 7 Sqn.

4 Oct 1935:               Staff, RAF Depot, Middle East.

 2 Sep 1936:              Pilot, No 802 Sqn FAA.

 3 Jan 1938:               Supernumerary, RAF Gosport.

23 Jun 1938:              Flight Commander, No 801 Sqn FAA.

24 Mar 1939:            Transferred to RAFO Class A.

xx xxx 1939:              Recalled to active service

xx xxx xxxx:                ?

16 Jul 1941:               Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight, No 10 OTU and Satellite airfield, Stanton Harcourt

26 Oct 1941:             Officer Commanding, 'E' Flight, No 10 OTU.

 2 Dec 1941:              Flight Commander, No 77 Sqn

29 Jun 1942:              Officer Commanding, No 10 Sqn Detachment (Middle East)

 7 Sep 1942:              Flight Commander?, No 462 Sqn

11 Sep 1942:             Officer Commanding, No 462 Sqn

11 Jan 1944:              Air Staff, HQ Transport Command

14 Jul 1947:               Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader.

xx xxx 1947:              Staff, Directorate of Auxiliary Reserve Forces.

11 Jan 1950:              Air Staff, HQ Reserve Command

xx xxx xxxx:              

xx May 1957:            Commandant, Ground Officers' Selection Centre, RAF Uxbridge.

xx  May 1959:           Officer Commanding RAF Biggin Hill

xx Jun 1959:              Preparing for Air Adviser posting?             

17 Oct 1959:             Air Adviser to UK High Commissioner for India.

 1 Aug 1962:             Group Captain - Personal Services, HQ Flying Training Command.

Citation for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross

SEYMOUR-PRICE, George Phillip, W/C (34056, Royal Air Force) - No.10 Squadron

"On 5th September Wing Commander Seymour-Price led his squadron in an attack on Heraklion in Crete. One aircraft was forced to return with engine failure and his second section broke off to attack at a different angle leaving Wing Commander Seymour-Price with a section of only two aircraft.  In the face of intense anti-aircraft fire the attack was pressed home but his companion was shot down in flames and Wing Commander Seymour-Price's aircraft severely damaged.  On the return journey he was attacked by a fighter but, with great skill and daring, he manoeuvred his aircraft away into the mountain valleys where it was impossible to continue the combat.  He then flew safely back to base and, despite."

(Source - Air 2/9606)

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