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Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet
Air Vice Marshal
Air Vice Marshal
Sir Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet
Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet
KBE, CB, DSO, DL (28 August 1891 – 16 November 1983) was a senior Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) officer during the Second World War
Second World War
and Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man from 1945 to 1952. RAF career[edit] Bromet attended the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and then served as a Flight Commander in the First World War, being commended for his service at Gallipoli
Gallipoli
in 1915 and later commanding No. 1 Squadron RNAS and then No
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Air Vice Marshal
Air vice-marshal
Air vice-marshal
(AVM) is a two-star air officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.[1] The rank is also used by the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence and it is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. Air vice-marshals may be addressed generically as "air marshal".[2] Air vice-marshal
Air vice-marshal
is a two-star rank and has a NATO
NATO
ranking code of OF-7. It is equivalent to a rear-admiral in the Royal Navy
Navy
or a major-general in the British Army
Army
or the Royal Marines
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First World War
Allied victoryCentral Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
and foundation of the Soviet Union Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East Transfer of German colonies
German colonies
and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers Establishment of the League of Nations
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Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir
Sir
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger
Professor Challenger
and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J
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Air Commandant
Air commodore
Air commodore
(abbreviated as Air Cdre in the RAF, IAF and PAF; AIRCDRE in the RNZAF
RNZAF
and RAAF) is a one-star rank and the most junior general rank of the air-officer which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.[1] The rank is also used by the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence such as Zimbabwe, and it is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. The name of the rank is always the full phrase and is never shortened to Commodore, which is a rank in various naval forces. Air commodore
Air commodore
is a one-star rank and the most junior air officer rank, being immediately senior to group captain and immediately subordinate to air vice-marshal
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Air Officer Commanding
Air officer
Air officer
commanding (AOC) is a title given in the air forces of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to an air officer who holds a command appointment which typically comprises a large, organized collection of air force assets.[1] Thus, an air vice marshal might be the AOC 38 Group. The equivalent term for army officers is general officer commanding (GOC), from where the air force term was derived. An air officer heading a particularly large or important command may be called an air officer commanding-in-chief (AOC-in-C).Contents1 Royal Air Force usage 2 Indian Air Force usage 3 United States Air Force
United States Air Force
usage 4 ReferencesRoyal Air Force usage[edit] In the RAF those air officers who command a group are styled air officer commanding, followed by the name of the group
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RAF Coastal Command
RAF Coastal Command
RAF Coastal Command
was a formation within the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF). Founded in 1936, it became the RAF's only maritime arm when the Fleet Air Arm was transferred to the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in 1937. Naval aviation
Naval aviation
had been neglected in the inter-war period, due to the RAF having control of the aircraft flying from Royal Navy
Royal Navy
carriers. As a consequence Coastal Command did not receive the resources it needed to develop properly or efficiently. This continued until the outbreak of the Second World War, during which it came to prominence
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Major
Major
Major
is a military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world.Contents1 Background 2 Links to major ranks by country2.1 Insignia of air force majors 2.2 Insignia of army majors 2.3 Insignia of naval infantry majors3 Ranks equivalent to major by country 4 See also 5 ReferencesBackground[edit] When used unhyphenated, in conjunction with no other indicators, major is one rank senior to that of an army captain, and one rank subordinate or below the rank of lieutenant colonel
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Commissioned Officer
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. In its broadest sense, the term "officer" includes non-commissioned officers and warrant officers. However, when used without further detail, the term "officer" almost always refers to commissioned officers, the more senior portion of a force who derive their authority from a commission from the head of state of a sovereign nation-state.Contents1 Numbers 2 Legal relevance 3 Terminological details in the U.S. 4 Commissioned officers4.1 United Kingdom 4.2 United States4.2.1 Other U.S. officer commissioning programs, active and discontinued4.3 Commonwealth of Nations5 Non-commissioned officers 6 Warrant officers 7 Officer ranks and accommodation 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksNumbers[edit]An Indonesian army
Indonesian army
officer serving as a ceremonial field commanderThe proportion of officers varies greatly
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Gallipoli
Coordinates: 40°21′N 26°28′E / 40.350°N 26.467°E / 40.350; 26.467Satellite image of the Gallipoli
Gallipoli
peninsula and surrounding areaA view of the Dardanelles
Dardanelles
from a shipThe Gallipoli
Gallipoli
peninsula (/ɡəˈlɪpəli, ɡæ-/;[1] Turkish: Gelibolu Yarımadası; Greek: Χερσόνησος της Καλλίπολης) is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
to the west and the Dardanelles
Dardanelles
strait to the east. Gallipoli
Gallipoli
is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City",[2] the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu
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Knight Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
British Empire
is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.[2] It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.[3] There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
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Legion Of Merit
The Legion of Merit
Legion of Merit
(LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The decoration is issued to members of the seven uniformed services of the United States[5] as well as to military and political figures of foreign governments. The Legion of Merit
Legion of Merit
(Commander degree) is one of only two United States military decorations to be issued as a neck order (the other being the Medal of Honor) and the only United States military decoration which may be issued in award degrees (much like an order of chivalry or certain Orders of Merit).[6][7] The Legion of Merit
Legion of Merit
is sixth in the order of precedence of all U.S. military awards and is worn after the Defense Superior Service Medal and before the Distinguished Flying Cross.[8] In contemporary use in the U.S
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Order Of The White Lion
The Order of the White Lion
Order of the White Lion
(Czech: Řád Bílého lva) is the highest order of the Czech Republic. It continues a Czechoslovak order of the same name created in 1922 as an award for foreigners. (Czechoslovakia had no civilian decoration for its citizens in the 1920s and 1930s). It was inspired by the Czech Nobility Cross created in 1814 by the Emperor and King Francis I and awarded to 37 Bohemian noblemen.Contents1 1922–1961 2 1961–1992 3 Since 19943.1 Award for Saving Czechoslovakian Jews4 Ribbon bars 5 References 6 External links1922–1961[edit]The collar of the Order of the White Lion
Order of the White Lion
awarded between 1921 and 1961The order was created as an award for merit by Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
for foreign citizens
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Order Of Polonia Restituta
The Order of Polonia Restituta
Order of Polonia Restituta
(Polish: Order Odrodzenia Polski, English: Order of the Rebirth of Poland) is a Polish state order established 4 February 1921
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Legion Of Honour
The Legion of Honour, full name, National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur),[2] is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte and retained by all the divergent governments and regimes later holding power in France, up to the present. The order's motto is "Honneur et Patrie" ("Honour and Fatherland"), and its seat is the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur
Palais de la Légion d'Honneur
next to the Musée d'Orsay, on the left bank of the
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Mentioned In Despatches
A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described. In some countries, a servicemember's name must be mentioned in dispatches as a condition for receiving certain decorations.Contents1 United Kingdom, British Empire, and Commonwealth of Nations1.1 Australia 1.2 Canada 1.3 India 1.4 Pakistan 1.5 South Africa2 France2.1 Mentions with cross 2.2 Mentions without cross3 United States of America 4 Confederate States of America 5 References 6 External linksUnited Kingdom, British Empire, and Commonwealth of Nations[edit] In the British Armed Forces, the despatch is published in the London Gazette.Example of a Victory Medal 1914–18 with Mention in Despatches (British) oak leaf spraySoldiers of the
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