Augustus Orlebar - Service Career - Service Record - RAF


1918 Instructor
Aug 1918 Flight Commander, No. 43 Squadron RAF (Camel, Snipe – Western Front)
1 Jul 1919 Pilot, Aeroplane Experimental Station, Martlesham Heath.
1 Aug 1919 Relinquishes his commission in the Bedfordshire Regiment (retaining rank of Lieutenant)
28 Oct 1919 Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (effective from 1 Aug)
16 Mar 1920 Pilot, at the renamed Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment
24 Jul 1923 Flight Commander, No. 22 Sqn.. Trials aircraft – Martlesham Heath
4 May 1925 Attended RAF Staff College
12 Apr 1926 Staff, HQ No. 22 Group
21 Sep 1926 supernumerary - awaiting disposal, HQ Iraq Command
3 Sep 1927 Staff, Deputy Directorate of Staff Duties.
9 Jan 1929 Test Pilot, Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment
2 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding, Flying Boat Development Flight.
11 May 1931 Officer Commanding, RAF High Speed Flight.
2 Jan 1932 Staff, HQ No. 1 Air Defence Group
22 Sep 1933 Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), HQ Aden Command
1 May 1936 Staff, Directorate of Staff Duties
12 Jan 1937 Attended Imperial Defence College
20 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, RAF Northolt
15 Oct 1939 Duty Air Commodore, HQ RAF Fighter Command
29 Jul 1940 Director of Flying Training
15 Oct 1940 Air Staff, HQ RAF Fighter Command
22 Jul 1941 AOC, No. 10 (Fighter) Group
4 Nov 1942
2 Mar 1943 Deputy Chief of Combined Operations

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