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Paul Richard b: 8 Mar 1923 r: 14 Jan 1980 d: 22 Apr 1999
CB – 16 Jun 1979, AFC – 10 Jun 1948, FIMgt.
RAFVR: AC: xx xxx xxxx, LAC: xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off: 6 Aug 1943, Fg Off (WS): 6 Feb 1944, Flt Lt (WS): 6 Aug 1945, Flt Lt: 6 Feb 1947,
RAF: Flt Lt: 15 Jun 1948, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1954, Act Wg Cdr: xx May 1958, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1958, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1964, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1974, Act AVM: 1 Oct 1976, AVM: 1 Jan 1977.
xx xxx xxxx: U/T Pilot, (1803489)
xx xxx 1943: Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the RAFVR
xx xxx 1945: QFI,
xx xxx 1946: Served in India and Middle East.
22 Aug 1946: Commission extended for further four years as Flying Officer [seniority 6 Aug 1944] – Gazetted 2 Sep 1947.
15 Jun 1948: Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant
1949 - 51 ?
xx xxx 1951: Air Staff, Air Ministry.
xx Jan 1954: Attended RAF Staff College.
xx xxx 1955: Officer Commanding, No 139 Sqn. (Canberra)
xx May 1958: Deputy President, RAF Selection Board.
xx Jan 1960: Attended Joint Services Staff College.
15 May 1961: Chief Instructor, No 230 OCU.
28 Oct 1963: SEATO Personnel Planning Staff.
1 Nov 1966: Officer Commanding, RAF Wittering.
xx Jan 1969: Attended Imperial Defence College.
5 Jan 1970: Directing Staff, RAF Staff College.
xx xxx 1974: Assistant Chief of Personnel and Logistics. (Defence Staff)
1 Oct 1976: Assistant Chief of Staff, Information Systems Division, SHAPE.
In 1956 his squadron was one of the first two units to arrive in Nicosia, Cyprus having been detached from their usual base of Binbrook in Lincolnshire, for operations against Egypt in the Suez campaign. Following his retirement from the service, he has been a Military Command and Control Systems Consultant and in 1981 - 82, he was a Resident Fellow at NATO. Retired to New Zealand?
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