Sturley Simpson

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Sturley Simpson
Air officers of Coastal Command in March 1942.jpg
Air Commodore Simpson, fifth from left, at RAF Coastal Command, Northwood, England, World War II
Born 13 June 1896
Died 28 April 1966
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1915 - 1947
Rank Air Vice-Marshal
Commands held No. 4 Squadron
RAF Thornaby
AHQ Gibraltar
No. 18 Group
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross

Air Vice-Marshal Sturley Philip Simpson CB, CBE, MC, RAF (13 June 1896 – 28 April 1966) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.

RAF career[edit]

Simpson was commissioned into the Bedfordshire Regiment in 1915 during World War I.[1] Awarded the Military Cross in 1927,[2] he was appointed Officer Commanding No. 4 Squadron in 1930 and Station Commander at RAF Thornaby in 1938.[1] During World War II he commanded AHQ Gibraltar and then No. 18 Group.[1] He retired in 1947.[1]

After the War he was Commandant at Northolt Aerodrome.[1]