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Air Commodore P A Coker (8026750/8026750T)


Peter Anthony             b:   1 Apr 1956                       r: 2 Jul 2004

OBE 17 Jun 1995, QCVSA 16 Jun 1990, MA, FCMI

Act Plt Off:  24 Jun 1976, Plt Off:  24 Jun 1977, Fg Off:  24 Jun 1978, Flt Lt: 24 Dec 1981, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jul 1987,  Wg Cdr:  1 Jan 1993, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1997, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 2002

24 Jun 1976:                Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

27 Jun 1976:                Basic Flying Training, No 1 FTS

7 Nov 1977:                Advanced Flying Training, No 4 FTS

29 Aug 1978:              Advanced Tactical Training Unit Brawdy

8 Jan 1979:                  Lightning Conversion Course, Lightning Training Flight

8 May 1979:                Pilot, No 5 Sqn (Lightning - Binbrook)

27 May 1980:              Attended QFI Course, CFS.

1 Dec 1980:                 QFI, Royal Navy Elementary Flying Training School

15 Sep 1982:               Attended No 41 Air Defence Course, No 228 OCU

7 Apr 1983:                 Pilot, No 29 Sqn (Phantom)

5 Nov 1985                 QFI No 228 OCU

28 Jul 1986:                 Attended QWI Course, No 228 OCU

29 Nov 1986:              QFI/QWI (Air Defence), No 228 OCU

1 Jun 1987:                  STANEVAL Flight Commander, No 228 OCU

4 Dec 1989:                 Training Policy HQ 11 Gp RAF Bentley Priory

1 Aug 1992                 Officer Commanding 56 (R) Sqn Tornado F3 OCU

17 Jan 1995:                Attended Joint Services Defence College (18 Course)

17 Jul 1995:                 MOD Air Plans Wg Cdr AD

1 Jul 1997:                   MOD Air Plans Deputy Director Air Force Programmes

4 Oct 1999:                 Officer Commanding, RAF Leuchars.

1 Apr 2001:                 Leader, UK Military Flying Training System Project Team, Defence Procurement Agency.

On 25 May 1979, he was flying Lightning F Mk 6, XS931 'D' of No 5 Squadron when he was forced to eject into the North Sea off Hornsea, East Yorkshire after his controls jammed shortly after taking off.

My thanks to Air Commodore Coker for giving permission to post this entry and for providing additional details.

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