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Air Commodore S G Walker (31048)

Sidney George      b:    6 Aug 1911                      r:   4 Jul 1965            d:  29 Jul 1975

CB - xx xxx xxxx, CBE - xx xxx xxxx (OBE - 14 Jun 1945).

Plt Off (P):  4 Jan 1935, Fg Off:  4 Jan 1936, Act Flt Lt: 1 Feb 1939, Flt Lt: 14 Apr 1939, Act Sqn Ldr:  xx xxx 1939, (T) Sqn Ldr:  1 Jan 1940, (T) Wg Cdr:  1 Sep 1941, Sqn Ldr:  14 Apr 1942 [1 Jan 1940], Act Gp Capt:  23 Aug 1944?, Wg Cdr (WS):  23 Feb 1945 - 1 Nov 1947, Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1948, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1951, Act A/Cdre:  12 Oct 1960, A/Cdre:  1 Jan 1961

 4 Jan 1935:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the Equipment Branch

 4 Jan 1935:                 U/T Equipment Officer, School of Stores Accounting and Storekeeping

17 Apr 1936:               Equipment Officer, No 8 Sqn

14 Dec 1936:               Equipment Officer, RAF Equipment and Supplies Depot - Aden

 7 Sep 1938:                Equipment Officer, Deputy Directorate of Equipment (1)/(2)

22 Apr 1940:               Equipment Officer, HQ No 41 Group

20 Sep 1943:               Equipment Officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force

15 Apr 1945:               Head, Equipment Administration and Co-ordination, Air Disarmament Staff, BAFO/No 103 Wing

23 Jul 1951:                 Deputy Head of Logistics Division, Allied Air Forces Central Europe.

xx xxx xxxx:                

 6 Jul 1955:                  Deputy Director, Directorate of Organisation (Forecasting and Planning)

 4 Jan 1960:                 Deputy Director, Directorate of Movements.

12 Oct 1960:               Director of Movements

Citation for the award of Officer of the Order of the British Empire

"WALKER, Sidney George, A/G/C (31048, Royal Air Force) - No.103 Wing.

During the last six months the RAF Disarmament Staff has been built up from a small planning staff of three officers.  In this field a considerable amount of patient planning and special study has been required to build up a programme of duties and training for Disarmament personnel to operate in Germany and the liberated countries.  By his outstanding ability, initiative and personal efforts Group Captain Walker has, in a large measure, contributed to the efficiency attained in this difficult work both within this staff and in the units mobilized. He has thus laid a solid foundation for future success."

(Source - Air 2/9056)

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