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Air Commodore C B Wincott (17124)

Cyril Beresford             b: 7 Jul 1896                r: 14 Sep 1948                     d: 21 Jul 1972

CBE - 1 Jan 1946.

(RNAS): (T) Flt Sub Lt (P): 14 May 1916, (T) Flt Sub Lt: 6 Nov 1916 [14 May 1916], (T) Flt Lt: 1 Oct 1917.

Plt Off: 14 Dec 1922, Fg Off: 14 Dec 1922, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1928, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1936, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1939, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1941, Act A/Cdre: 22 Aug 1944, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: Retained.

xx xxx 1916:           U/T Pilot, Chingford Air Station

1917                      Pilot, RNAS Manston

xx xxx 1917:           Pilot, No 2 Wing, HMS Ark Royal

xx xxx 1917:           Pilot, 'C' Sqn RNAS (Imbros)

xx xxx 1921:           Flight Cadet, RAF College.

14 Dec 1922:         Granted a Permanent Commission

14 Dec 1922:         Supernumerary, RAF Depot

12 Mar 1923:         Pilot, No 203 Sqn.       

 1 Apr 1923:           Pilot, No 401 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.

 1 Aug 1923:           Pilot, No 402 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.

30 Jul 1925:            Staff, RAF Training Base, Leuchars.

 8 Jan 1926:            Pilot, No 406 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.

15 Oct 1926:          Pilot, No 402 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.

xx xxx xxxx:            Officer i/c, No 402 (Fleet Fighter) Flight FAA.

14 Jan 1929:           Flight Commander, No 22 Sqn.

 7 Mar 1932:           Staff, Joint Directorate of Scientific Research and Technical Development.

 9 Apr 1936:           Exchange posting with RAAF.

24 Oct 1938:          Assistant Chief Overseer, Air Member for Research and Production.

xx xxx xxxx:            Assistant Chief Overseer, Ministry of Aircraft Production.?

xx Dec 1940:          Officer i/c West Coast, British Air Commission, USA

xx xxx 1942:           Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.

xx xxx 1943:           Officer i/c West Coast, British Air Commission, USA

22 Aug 1944:          Staff Officer, Ministry of Aircraft Production.   

 5 Jan 1946             Air Attaché, Moscow.

The A. & A.E.E. (No 22 Sqn) had started a tradition of providing aerobatic display teams using smoke and in 1930 and 1931, Flight Lieutenant Wincott, was a member of this team along with his fellow flight commanders.  

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

"WINCOTT, Cyril Beresford, G/C - Royal Air Force Delegation, Washington

This officer has served with the Commission since December 1940.  His work has been of a very high order and of inestimable value in cooperation with the United States Services to our advantage in the rectification of aircraft obtained from U.S. sources to meet British operational requirements.  He has, single-handedly, done great service in the furtherance of the war effort."

(Source - Air 2/9003)

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