Riall, Arthur Bookey, 1911-1984, Air Commodore

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Riall, Arthur Bookey, 1911-1984, Air Commodore

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Born 1911; educated at Charterhouse and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the East Yorkshire Regt, 1932; service in India, 1932-1939; Lt, 1935; Instructor, Small Arms School, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Capt, 1940; Staff College, 1941; Staff appointments, 1941-1944; Home Forces, 1944; service with 2 Bn, East Yorkshire Regt, North West Europe, 1944-1945; seconded to RAF in Iraq and served with Iraq Levies, 1947; transferred to RAF Regt, 1948; Wg Cdr, 1949; Chief Instructor, RAF Regt Depot, 1951-1953; awarded OBE, 1953; commanded RAF Levies, Iraq, until their disbandment, 1953-1955; Master of the Royal Exodus Hunt, Iraq [1953-1955]; Gp Capt, 1954; Commanding Officer, RAF Regt Depot, Catterick, North Yorkshire, 1955-1959; awarded CBE, 1956; Senior Officers Course, Civil Defence Staff College, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire, 1958; Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer, Technical Training Command, Huntingdon, 1959-1962; Air Cdre, 1963; Director, Directorate of Ground Defence, Department of the Chief of the Air Staff, 1962-1966; retired 1966; General Secretary, National Rifle Association, 1968-1980; died 1984.

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