Air Commodore Ralph Kirby Bagnall-Wild, CMG, CBE
K. Bagnall-Wild began his aeronautical career in the nascent British Air
Force in Jan of 1914 as an inspector of Engines in the Aeronautical
Inspection Department. By
November of 1915 he was the Chief Inspector. In June of 1918 he was a
Lieutenant Colonel in the RAF and attached to the Ministry of Munitions,
when he was awarded the Companion of St. Michael and St. George. In May
of 1919, now acting Brigadier General Bagnall-Wild, was appointed the
Director of Aeronautical Inspection for the RAF and in June made a
Commander of the Order of the British Empire. By 1921 Bagnall-Wild was
the Director of Research for the RAF and in 1922 published Aircraft
Steels and Materials (London, Constable, 1922, 212 pp) a very early
account of Aircraft Steel Technology. Between 1919-1920
Brigadier-General R. K. Bagnall-Wild served as the Chairman of the Royal
Extremely Fine set of documents includes a George V appointment as a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and
St. George. This is personally signed by Lord Lansdowne on the second
page as Chancellor of the Order. George V (stamped signature) also
grants Bagnall-Wild the dignity of being a Commander of the Military
Division of the Order of the British Empire. Finally there is a
transmission letter from the Chancery of the Order of the Order of Dt.
Michael and Saint George, Downing Street which states:
Sir, The King having
graciously pleased to appoint you to be a Companion of the Order of
Saint Michael and Saint George, and to present you with the appropriate
Badge, I have the honour to transmit to you a Warrant under the Royal
Sign Manual and the Seal of the Order, conveying to you the Grant of
that Dignity - 3rd June 1918.
A Beautiful set of Royal Dignities awarded to an Air
Commodore who was instrumental in the foundation of the Royal Air Force
in World War I and served as the first Chairman of the Royal
Aeronautical Society. These are pristine copies with no folds or tears,
an immaculate set.
by Berryhill & Sturgeon, Ltd.