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Time Line

Here we have time line of Roy's service and significant events.

Date Year of
Service
Event Comments
9 Jan 1956 1 Enlistment Attestation. "Airmen Ground" Recruit and boy entrant. Service Number L3522188.Trade Group 57
1956 1 Movement RAF Padgate
9 Jan 1956 1 Rank AC2 Aircraft Man 2
15 Aug 1956 1 Rank AC1 Aircraft Man 1
21 Mar 1956 1 Trade Telecommunications Assistant (TEL ASST). Trade Group 11
22 Oct 1956 1 Rank LAC Leading Aircraft Man
16 Nov 1956 1 Trade W OP(A)
1957 2 Movement No. 367 SU Hong Kong
12 Mar 1957 2 Rank SAC Senior Aircraft Man
12 Mar 1957 2 Trade TEL 2(A)
19 Oct 1957 2 Personal Marriage
15 Aug 1958 3 Trade Wireless Operator (W OP)
16 Jun 1959 4 Honours/Awards AOC's Commendation
1959 4 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby
1 May 1961 6 Rank Cpl Corporal
1962 7 Movement Defense Signals Division, Melbourne
1 Apr 1964 9 Trade TEL
1 May 1964 9 Qualification Q-SIG-EW Withdrawn
1 Nov 1964 9 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (MISC/SDL(H))
1 Nov 1965 10 Rank Sgt Sergeant
1 Nov 1965 10 Trade Specialist Operator (SPEC OP TEL )
1 Mar 1966 11 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (SIGSC(H))
17 Mar 1966 11 Detatchment RAF North Luffenham
2 May 1966 11 Course Q-TEL-AN - Pass (Telegraphist Analyst)
1 Jul 1966 11 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (SIGSC(H))
1 Jul 1966 11 Qualification Q-SIG-AN Withdrawn
26 Jun 1967 12 Movement No. 123 SU Aden (AFME)
15 Sep 1967 12 Personal Divorced
17 Oct 1967 12 Movement No. 123 SU HMS Jufair, Bahrain(AFG)
1967 12 Honours/Awards Clasp to General Service Medal (GSM) 1962 - South Arabia
3 Jul 1968 13 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (MC(H))
1968   News Chief Tech Britten arrested for Spying
1 Jan 1969 14 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (SIGSC(H))
1 Dec 1969 14 Personal Married
1 May 1970 15 Rank Chf Tech Chief Technician
1 Dec 1971 16 Trade Radio Operator telegraphist (RADIO OP TEL or ROT)
1 May 1972 17 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (MC(H))
20 Sep 1972 17 Qualifications Q-TEL-AN
12 Feb 1973 18 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (MC(H))
1 Sep 1973 18 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (MISC/SDL(H))
14 Nov 1973 18 Course Management Training (SNCO's) C/N 2401 - Pass
9 Jan 1974 19 Honours/Awards RAF LS&GCM
1 May 1974 19 Movement No. 26 SU RAF Gatow (RAFG(O))
18 Jun 1974 19 Engagement Request to sign on till age 47
17 Mar 1975 20 Engagement Signed on to serve till age 47
1 Jun 1975 20 Movement No. 26 SU RAF Gatow (RAFG(O))
7 Apr 1976 21 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (MISC/SDL(H))
9 Apr 1976 21 Rank Acting (paid) F/Sgt
14 May 1976 21 Engagement Signed on to serve till age 55
1 Jul 1977 22 Rank F/Sgt Flight Sergeant
8 Jun 1978 23 Honours/Awards AOC in C's Commendation
24 Dec 1979   News Soviets invade Afghanistan
23 Feb 1981 26 Rank Acting (unpaid) WO
23 Apr 1981 26 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (MISC/SDL(H))
23 Apr 1981 26 Rank WO Warrant Officer - Royal Warrant
1 Sep 1981 26 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (MISC/SDL(H))
22 Feb 1983 28 Movement RAF(E) 9 Signals regiment, Cyprus (MISC(O)
31 Mar 1983 28 Detachment non-RAF UK
22 Jul 1983 28 Detatchment RAF North Luffenham
17 Oct 1983 28 Honours/Awards Meritorious Service Medal
17 Jan 1985 30 Movement No. 399 SU RAF Digby (MISC/SDL(H))
29 Apr 1987 32 Detachment RAF Guttersloh
2 Jun 1987 32 Course RAF Intelligence Officers Course No. 31 at DISS Templer Barracks Kent
12 Jun 1987 32 Qualification RAF Intelligence Officer
28 Jun 1987 32 Detachment RAF Rheindahlen
1 Apr 1988 33 Trade Communications Systems Analyst (CSA)
11 Jun 1988 33 Honours/Awards AOC-IN-C RAFSC Commendation
12 Dec 1988 33 Detachment HQ AAFCE Ramstein
9 Jan 1989 34 Honours/Awards RAF LS&GCM
1989   Mess Dining out
7 Jul 1989 34 Movement Discharge from Royal Air Force (Discharged/Retired from Active list with further commitment).

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