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Air Marshal Sir Frank Holroyd (5032740)


 Frank Martyn         b:   30 Aug 1935                      r:   5 Dec 1991                    d: 18 Jan 2014

 KCB - 31 Dec 1988, CB - 15 Jun 1985, MSc, CEng, FIEE, FRAeS.

AC2 -xx xxx 1956, Plt Off: 10 Jan 1957, Fg Off: 10 Jan 1958, Flt Lt: 10 Oct 1960, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jan 1965, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1970, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1974, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1978, Act AVM: xx xxx 1983, AVM: 1 Jul 1983, AM: 4 Jul 1988

xx xxx 1956:            Initial Officer Training, Officer Cadet Training Unit?

10 Jan 1957:            Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the Engineer Branch

 1 Oct 1959:            Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

12 Jul 1965:            Engineering Officer, HQ Fighter Command

xx xxx 1972:            Officer Commanding Engineering Wing, RAF Brize Norton

xx xxx 1974:            Officer Commanding, RAF Locking.

xx xxx 1977:            Director of Engineering

xx xxx 1981:            Attended RCDS

xx xxx xxxx:              Director of Weapons and Support Engineering

xx xxx 1983:             Director General ? Procurement Executive

 7 Mar 1986:            Air Officer Engineering, HQ Strike Command

 4 Jul 1988:              Chief Engineer (RAF)

xx xxx 1989:            Chief of Logistics Support,

He was educated at Southend-on-Sea Grammar School before completing an MSc at Cranfield University.

After retiring from the RAF his business career has included Chairmanships of AVR Communications, Composite Technology, Electronica (UK), Military Aircraft Spares, Troy Court Management and Military Asset Services, as well as Directorships of Admiral, REW Communications Services, Ultra Electronics and Airinmar.  He was President of the Royal Aeronautical Society for 1992-1993.

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