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    Default 26051 Group Captain Albert Edward Dark CBE

    Can anyone tell me what job this officer was doing around mid-1943 (or any other details)?

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    From the 1975 RAF Retired List:

    DARK, A. E., CBE. Born 19/8/08. Commd 28/7/28. Gp Capt 1/7/47. Retd GD 1/1/56.

    Also brief mention of him here:

    http://www.haileybury.com/medals/orders_of_chivalry%20ISC.htm

    Errol

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    Thanks Errol, thats a little more than I've been able to find.

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    DARK, Albert Edward, G/C (Royal Air Force) - Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment - Companion, Order of the Bath - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 June 1944. Public Record Office Air 2/9003, courtesy of Tom Thorne, has citation.

    "This officer has been the Armament Technical Officer at the Establishment for nearly three years and has only just recently relinquished this appointment. By his outstanding ability, devotion to duty, energy and drive, the rapid development of many new weapons has been successfully completed. He is an organiser of great ability who possesses an exceptional amount of knowledge on armament matters."

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    Superb Hugh, thats absolutely perfect! Thank you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airman 1 View Post
    Superb Hugh, thats absolutely perfect! Thank you..
    Hello

    could you tell me what is your interest in this particular officer

    yours

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    I am researching some bomb trials which occured around this date. Dark seems to have been one of the observers. Do you have any further info?

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    He died in 1997 aged 88. His worked at Boscombe Down during the war, being involved amongst other things with the testing of the Dambuster Bomb. After the war he had the very difficult task of investigating the effects of the bomb on Japan, followed by his time as Air Advisor to the Ambassador there. He went to Kinloss as Commanding officer for three years in 1948.

    During War he worked on developing weapons, I understand that he was involved in an experiment to destroy subs by dropping oil on them and setting them alight. Churchill attended such an experiment at Poole Harbour when AE Dark was there.

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    Default AE Dark

    Do you know anything more about his war time record

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