Biography

Birth date: 31 July 1918
Death date: 27 August 2007
Final rank: Group Captain
Service number: 386 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: No. 3 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAF)
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 3 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Private Record (1)

Rawlinson, Alan Charles (Group Captain, b.1918), OBE, DFC (Bar), AFC, RAF PR83/126

Private Record

Rawlinson, Alan Charles (Group Captain, b.1918), OBE, DFC (Bar), AFC, RAF

Rawlinson's notebook, containing wartime lecture notes related to anti-gas courses.

PR83/126

Photograph

008317

LYDDA. FLIGHT LT. ALAN RAWLINSON, ONE OF THE ORIGINALS OF NO. 3 SQUADRON WHO WENT THROUGH THE WHOLE OF THE LIBYAN CAMPAIGN AND AND NOW OPERATING IN SYRIA, RAWLINSON AND JOCK PERRIN THE TWO FLIGHT LEADERS OF THE SQUADRON LEARNED TO FLY TOGETHER AND WERE INSTRUCTED IN AUSTRALIA BY THEIR PRESENT...

008317

008320

LYDDA. GROUP OF AUSTRALIAN AND ENGLISH AIR FORCE OFFICERS (RAAF & RAF) ON THE VERANDAH OF THE MAIN BUILDING AT LYDDA AIRPORT AT PRESENT BEING USED AS HQ FOR SQUADRON OPERATING IN PALESTINE. FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: BOB GIBBES; ED JACKSON; FLYING OFFICER T.H. TOM TRIMBLE; PETER TURNBULL. REAR,...

008320

P06282.002

Informal portrait of three members of 3 Squadron RAAF. From left to right: Jack Perrin, Peter Turnbull, and Alan Rawlinson. The lamb in front was a pet, "purchased from the Bedouins for half a tin of marmalade. Taken in courtyard of the only building for fifty miles around - a couple of landing...

P06282.002

Timeline

Date of birth 1918-07-31
Other units 1938 Flying Training School.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1938-07-19 Air cadet.
Date promoted 1939-06-22 Pilot officer.
Other units 1939-07 No 3 Squadron.
Other units 1941-05 Flight commander.
Other units 1941-11-10 Commanding Officer No 3 Squadron.
Other units 1941-12 Commanding Officer Air Fighting and Firing School
Date returned to Australia 1942-03
Other units 1942-04 No 2 Operational Training Unit.
Other units 1942-09 RAAF Headquarters.
Other units 1943-04 Commanding Officer No 79 Squadron.
Other units 1943-11 Wing Leader - No 73 Wing Kiriwina.
Other units 1944-01 RAAF Staff College.
Other units 1944-04 Commanding Officer Parachute Training Unit.
Other units 1945-05 Commanding Officer No 78 Wing Tarakan.
Date promoted 1945-07 Acting group captain.
Other 1946-12-19 Appointment terminated.
Date of death 2007-08-27