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Air Vice-Marshal D A Hurrell (2619868/2619868A)


David Anthony                         b:   29 Apr 1943                      r:  29 Apr 1998

CB – 31 Dec 1997, AFC – 3 Jun 1978, FRAeS - 9 Sep 1997

Act Plt Off:  2 Dec 1963, Plt Off:  2 Dec 1964, Fg Off:  2 Dec 1965, Flt Lt:  2 Jun 1969, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jul 1973, Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1980, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1987, A/Cdre:  1 Jan 1991, AVM: 1 Jul 1995.

1 Dec 1961:                 Cadet Pilot, Glasgow University Air Sqn

2 Dec 1963:                 Appointed to a Permanent Commission (DEC (A)) (Supplementary List)

 3 Dec 1963:                Initial Officer Training, No 1 ITS, South Cerney

 6 April 1964:               U/T pilot, No 3 Flying Training School

20 Apr 1965:               U/T pilot, No 4 Flying Training School

24 Jun 1965:                ARB, RAF Biggin Hill

28 Jul 1965:                 HQ Flying Training Command

24 Aug 1965:               Attended No 1 Air Navigation School, RAF Stradishall

 4 Sep 1965:                Multi-engine training course, No 5 Flying Training School

10 Mar 1966:               Victor Conversion Course, No 230 Operational Conversion Unit.

23 Apr 1966:               Tanker Training Flight, RAF Marham

17 Jun 1966:                Attended Flight Refuelling School, RAF Marham.

5 July1966:                   Pilot, No 57 Sqn (Victors - Marham)

27 Jan 1969:                Detached to Tanker Training Flight

5 May 1969:                Pilot, No 55 Sqn, (Victors – Marham)

1 Oct 1969:                  Transferred to General List.

12 Aug 1972:               Exchange posting - Instructor Pilot/Ops Officer, 380th ARef Sqn USAF, Plattsburgh AFB, NY

24 Aug 1972:               Detached to 4017th CCTS USAF, Castle AFB

29 Sep 1972:               Detached to 924th ARef Sqn USAF, Castle AFB

27 Nov 1972:               Instructor Pilot/Ops Officer, 380th ARef Sqn USAF, Plattsburgh AFB

17 Jul 1973:                 Detached to CFIC, Castle AFB

30 Jul 1973:                 Instructor Pilot/Ops Officer, 380th ARef Sqn USAF, Plattsburgh AFB

24 Nov 1974:               RAF Marham

 6 Jan 1975:                 Attended Victor Refresher Course, No 232 OCU.

13 May 1975:              Attended No 1 Flying Supervisors Course, RAF Cranwell

20 May 1975:              Flight Commander, No 55 Sqn, (Victor 2 – Marham)

31 Aug 1977:               Air Staff - Buccaneer & Tanker Ops/Training, HQ No 1 Group.

6 April 1978:                Attended RAF Staff College

23 Dec 1979:               Personal Staff Officer to AOC in C, RAF Support Command.

14 Dec 1979:               Senior Staff Officer to AOC in C, RAF Support Command.

11 Dec 1982:               Supernumerary, RAF Brampton.

 4 Jan 1983:                 Attended No 45 Air Warfare Course, Cranwell (Winner of Plenderleith Trophy)

20 Jun 1983:                Attended No 102 MER, RAF Finningley

25 Jul 1983:                 Attended VC-10 Conversion course, No 241 OCU.

 1 Jan 1984:                 Attended Flying Supervisors Course

14 Jan 1984:                Attended Tanker Training Flight, No 101 Sqn.

 1 May 1984:               Officer Commanding, No 101 Sqn (VC10K – Brize Norton).

23 Jun 1986:                PA1B, Barnwood (PMC Desk Officer, managing wg cdrs’ careers)

18 Jun 1988:                Supernumerary – Tristar/VC10 courses

 9 Dec 1988:                Station Commander, RAF Brize Norton.

12 Dec 1990:               Supernumerary, RAF Uxbridge

 7 Jan 1991:                 Attended Royal College of Defence Studies

14 Dec 1991:               Supernumerary, RAF Upavon

  6 Jan 1992:                SASO, HQ No 1 Group.

  4 Jan 1993:                SASO, HQ No 38 Group.

13 Jul 1994:                 Air Cdre Ops HQ Strike Command.

12 Apr 1995:               SASO, HQ Strike Command/AOC, No 38 Group

xx xxx 1997:                 Joint Force Commander Operation HELVIN (Evacuation of British Civilians from Albania)

xx xxx 2003:               Member, North of England Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association.

The above information has been included with the permission and support of AVM Hurrell

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