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Harold Bird-Wilson (Birdie) was born on 20 November, 1919 in Prestatyn, Wales, is an officer. Discover Harold Bird-Wilson's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 81 years old?
|Age||81 years old|
|Born||20 November 1919|
|Date of death||(2000-12-27)|
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|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Million - $5 Million|
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|Source of Income||officer|
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In 1954, he joined the British Joint Services Mission in Washington, D.C. He returned to be Station Commander at RAF Coltishall from June 1959 to November 1961, then held a post at the Air Ministry from 1961 to 1963; before two years commanding the Central Flying School; and a further two years as air officer commanding Hong Kong, 1965–1967. In 1967 he took up a post at the Ministry of Technology. From 1970 to March 1973, his penultimate posting was commanding No. 23 Group RAF in RAF Training Command, responsible for flying training. Finally, he commanded the Southern Maritime Air Region (No. 18 Group RAF, Strike Command) until 1 June 1974, when he retired at his own request. He died in 2000.
For many years after the war Bird-Wilson held a variety of posts in the Central Flying Establishment. In 1946 he was given command of the air fighting development squadron. In 1948 he moved to Middle East operations, becoming personal staff officer to Air Chief Marshal Sir John Baker, Middle East Air Force Commander-in-Chief in 1949.
In 1944 he attended command training in the US at Fort Leavenworth, before returning to action over the Normandy Invasion. He ended the war commanding No. 1335 Jet Conversion Unit, the first jet unit in the RAF.
In 1942 he commanded No. 152 Squadron RAF and No. 66 Squadron RAF as they led fighter escorts for bombing raids to the northern European coast, moving on to lead Wings in 1943.
Yet again he was hospitalised. In 1941 he went back into service as an instructor at No. 56 Operational Training Unit (OTU) before seeing action flying Spitfires with No. 234 Squadron RAF, participating in raids over northern France. He returned for a spell commanding a unit at No. 56 OTU later in the year.
In April 1940 Bird-Wilson was back on active service, in time to fly Hurricanes for the British retreat from France in the following weeks.
As an already accomplished pilot, he was one of the elite selected for one of Cuthbert Orde's iconic charcoal portraits, which was drawn on 11 September 1940.
In August 1938 he was assigned to No. 17 Squadron, learning the rudiments of being a fighter pilot in Gloster Gauntlets. The Squadron was re-equipped with Hawker Hurricanes in June 1939.
On 30 November 1937, having had a few weeks initial officer training, he was granted a short-service commission in the RAF.
Bird-Wilson married Audrey Alma Wallace (b. 27 May 1923) in 1942. They had a son, Robert, in 1943 and a daughter, Carol, in 1945. Audrey died in 1991. He was remarried, to Margaret McGillivray Butler, in 1994.
Air Vice Marshal Harold Arthur Cooper "Birdie" Bird-Wilson, CBE, DSO, DFC & Bar, AFC & Bar (20 November 1919 – 27 December 2000) was a senior Royal Air Force officer, and a flying ace of the Second World War.
Bird-Wilson was born in Prestatyn, North Wales, on 20 November 1919. His father was a tea-planter in Bengal, and his parents remained in India, sending Bird-Wilson to boarding school. He later went to Liverpool College.