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Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet

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Monarch  George VI
Years of service  1904–1945
Preceded by  Earl Granville
Name  Geoffrey Bromet

Nationality  British
Died  November 16, 1983
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Succeeded by  Ambrose Flux Dundas
Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet
Full Name  Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet
Born  28 August 1891 (1891-08-28)
Service/branch  Royal Navy (1904–18)  Royal Air Force (1918–45)
Spouse  Jean Conan Doyle (m. 1963)
Education  Britannia Royal Naval College
Awards  Distinguished Service Order
Similar People  Jean Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jean Leckie

Air Vice Marshal Sir Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet (28 August 1891 – 16 November 1983) was a senior Royal Air Force (RAF) officer during the Second World War and Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man from 1945 to 1952.

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RAF career

Bromet attended the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and then served as a Flight Commander in the First World War, being commended for his service at Gallipoli in 1915 and later commanding No. 1 Squadron RNAS and then No. 8 Squadron RNAS. In 1919 he was commissioned permanently as a major in the Royal Air Force. After commanding the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, he was appointed Senior Engineering Staff Officer at Headquarters Coastal Area in 1931, Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Middle East in 1933 and Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Coastal Command in 1936.

He served in the Second World War as Air Officer Commanding No. 19 Group and then as Air Officer Commanding No. 247 Group before retiring at his own request in 1945.

In 1945 he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man and served until 1952.

His second marriage was to Air Commandant Dame Jean Conan Doyle, daughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


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