Charles Breese

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Charles Dempster Breese
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Breese in Royal Navy uniform
Born (1889-04-23)23 April 1889
Died 5 March 1941(1941-03-05) (aged 51)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy (1909–18)
Royal Air Force (1918–41)
Years of service 1909–41
Rank Air Vice Marshal
Commands held No. 18 Group (1938–41)
No. 17 Group (1937–38)
No. 23 Group (1936–37)
RAF Gosport (1928–30)
Central Flying School (1919–20)
No. 6 Squadron RNAS (1917)
No. 10 Squadron RNAS (1917)
Battles/wars First World War
Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Air Force Cross
Mentioned in Despatches (2)

Air Vice Marshal Charles Dempster Breese, CB, AFC (23 April 1889 – 5 March 1941) was an officer in the Royal Navy and a senior officer in the Royal Air Force in the first half of the 20th century.


  • 1933 – Companion of the Order of the Bath for valuable services rendered in connection with the operations in Northern Kurdistan, Iraq during the period December 1931 to June 1932.[1]


  1. ^ "No. 33984". The London Gazette. 6 October 1933. p. 6415. 

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Military offices
New title
Group established
Air Officer Commanding No. 18 Group
Succeeded by
Reginald Marix
Preceded by
Patrick Playfair
Commandant of the Central Flying School
Succeeded by
Norman MacEwen