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Air Chief Marshal Sir John Day (508056/508056J)

 John Romney              b: 15 Jul 1947             r: 1 Sep 2003                    d: 9 Feb 2024

 KCB – 31 Dec 1998, OBE –15 Jun 1985, BSc, FRAeS, FCGI - 2002.

Act Plt Off: 28 Sep 1965, Plt Off: 15 Jan 1967, Fg Off: 15 Jan 1969 [15 Jul 1967], Flt Lt: 17 Jan 1970, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1976, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1982, Act Gp Capt: 2 Mar 1986?, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1986, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1991, AVM: 1 Jan 1995: AM: 8 May 1997, ACM:  5 Apr 2001

xx xxx xxxx:     Member, University of London Air Sqn

28 Sep 1965:   Officer Cadet, RAF College.

xx xxx 1967:   U/T Pilot, No 1 FTS

xx xxx xxxx:    U/T Helicopter Pilot, No 2 FTS

xx xxx 1970:   Pilot, No 72 Sqn.

xx xxx 1973:   Attended Central Flying School.

xx xxx 1973:   QFI, No 1 FTS.

xx xxx 1976:   Officer Commanding, Oxford University Air Sqn.

xx xxx 1980    Flight Commander, No 18 Sqn

xx Jan 1981:    Attended RAF Staff College.

 4 Jan 1982:     PSO to Air Member for Personnel.

xx xxx 1983:   Officer Commanding, No 72 Sqn.

14 Jun 1985:    Wing Commander Desk Officer, RAF PMA.

 2 Mar 1986:   Air Staff, HQ No 1 Group.

xx xxx 1987:   Officer Commanding, RAF Odiham.

xx Jan 1990:    Attended Royal College of Defence Studies.

xx xxx 1991:   Director of Air Force Plans and Policy.

28 Apr 1994:   Staff Officer, HQ Strike Command.

28 Jul 1994:    AOC, No 1 Group.

 8 May 1997:   Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Commitments).

23 Mar 2000:  Air Member for Personnel/AOC in C, Personnel and Training Command.

 5 Apr 2001:    AOC-in-C, Strike Command

 5 Apr 2001 – 31 Jul 2003:     Air ADC to the Queen.

Born in Gillingham, Kent, the son of a tea planter in north-east India, John Romney Day, he spent his early life in India before continuing his education at The King’s School, Canterbury.   He gained a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, London. As AOC, No 1 Group, he was a member  of the Joint Force Command Group of Joint Forces HQ for Out-of-Area Operations.  Retired at his own request.

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