PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Adams, Albert Oliver
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Albert Adams served in the First World War as a pilot with the RFC/RAF. He also served in WWII as officer in charge, Aeronautical Inspection District, Commanding Officer of a Repair Depot, and as Director of Repair and Maintenance and Director of Aeronautical Engineering at Royal Canadian Air Force Headquarters. While in command of No.8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg, he completed a treatise on control and administration of service Repair Depots. In a letter dated 1 June 1942, Adams was commended by British authorities for valuable services as a conference evolving common standards of airworthiness for the Empire. For this accomplishment he was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1948. Upon his retirement in 1952, Adams received the Queen's Coronation Medal. Thereafter, Adams resided in Ottawa, Ontario.
     
OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE)
Rank: Group Captain
Unit: Headquarters, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on: December 1st, 1948
Action: "During the present war this officer has served in the capacity of officer in charge, Aeronautical Inspection District, Commanding Officer of a Repair Depot, and as Director of Repair and Maintenance and Director of Aeronautical Engineering at Royal Canadian Air Force Headquarters. This officer has always endeavoured to improve methods and procedures in the engineering field. While in command of No.8 Repair Depot he completed a treatise on control and administration of service Repair Depots for which he was highly commended. The entire service career of this officer has been marked by an unselfishness and conscientious devotion to duty and his energy and diligence has been an example to all those who have served with him. The results achieved by Group Captain Adams in the field of Aeronautical Engineering have been produced on many occasions under very trying conditions. It is considered that the services of this officer are of the highest order, and marked by a patriotic ideal that merits recognition."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Sixth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37599 published on the 4 June 1946
- Air Force Association of Canada
- Archives Canada
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