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    Afternoon All
    Can anyone provide any info on Wg Cdr Colin Bidie who was OC 56 Sq at Aktrotiri flying Lightnings

    Any info would be great

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    FTW, Hi,
    The LG gives:-

    Air Ministry, 18th April, 1950
    ROYAL AIR FORCE GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH
    Appointment to commission.
    Pilots II 9th March, 1950
    772776 Colin Henry BIDIE (772776) (period of service to count from 9th Mar. 1950).

    Promotion.
    Pilot Officer to Flying Officer :
    9th Mar. 1951.
    C. H. BIDIE (772776).


    Air Ministry, 25th December, 1951.
    RiOYA<L A'lR FORCE. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Appointment to commission. As Flying Officer (permanent):
    Colin Henry BIDIE (772776). 1st Oct. 1951.

    Promotion.
    Flying Officer to Flight Lieutenant:
    9th Sept. 1953.
    C. H. BIDIE (772776).

    Air Ministry, Uth June, 1958.
    The QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her
    Majesty's Birthday, to approve the following awards:
    Air Force Cross.
    Flight Lieutenant Colin Henry BIDIE (772776), Royal Air Force.

    Flight Lieutenant to Squadron Leader :
    1st July 1959
    C. H. BIDIE, A.F.C. (772776).

    MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
    4th January 1966.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE
    The under-mentioned half-yearly promotions are made:
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH
    Squadron Leader to Wing Commander :
    1st Jan. 1966
    C. H. BIDIE, A.F.C. (772776).

    MINISTRY OF DEFENCE WHITEHALL, LONDON S.W.I
    14th June 1969
    THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to approve the following awards to the undermentioned:
    Bar to Air Force Cross:
    Wing Commander Colin Henry BIDIE, A.F.C. (772776), Royal Air Force.

    SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, S!ST MAY 1977 6975
    Retirement Wing Commanders:
    C. H. BIDIE, A.F.C. (772776) (at own request), 30th Mar. 1977.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE (TRAINING BRANCH)
    Appointment to Commission As Pilot Officer (four years) :
    Colin Henry BIDIE, A.F.C. (772776), 23rd May 1978.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE (TRAINING BRANCH)
    Notification amended
    London Gazette dated 15th Aug. 1978 concerning Colin Henry BIDIE, A.F.C. (772776) amend rank to read Flying Officer.

    HTH
    Peter Davies
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