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Air Vice-Marshal B W Plenderleith (2600126)


Brian William                b:   14 Jun 1927                     d:  22 Dec 1978

MA, CEng, MRAeS, MBIM.

Plt Off: 7 Jun 1950 [7 Sep 1948], Fg Off: 7 Dec 1950 [7 Mar 1949], Flt Lt: 7 Sep 1951, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1957, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1962, Act Gp Capt: 5 May 1967, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1967, Act A/Cdre: 6 Sep 1973, A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1975, Act AVM: 27 Aug 1977, AVM: 1 Jan 1978.

 7 Jun 1950:            Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

xx xxx 1950:            U/T Pilot, No ? FTS.

xx xxx 1951:            Attended Central Flying School.

xx xxx 1952:            QFI, No ? FTS.

xx xxx 1954:            Examining Officer, CFS Examining Wing.

xx xxx 1955:            Flight Commander, No 1XV Sqn. (Canberra B2)

xx xxx 1956:            Ground Instructor, No 230 OCU. (Vulcan)

xx xxx 1957:            Staff, Bloodhound Trials Wing.

xx xxx 1960:            Attended RCAF Staff College.

13 Mar 1962:          Officer Commanding, No 139 Sqn. (Victor B2)

 9 Dec 1963:            Junior Directing Staff, Imperial Defence College.

 5 May 1967:           Group Captain - Operations, HQ RAF Germany.

16 Oct 1970:           Officer Commanding, RAF Topcliffe.

11 Sep 1972:           Group Director, RAF Staff College, Bracknell.

 6 Sep 1973:            Air Commodore - Plans & Air, HQ Strike Command.

 3 Jan 1976:             Assistant Commandant (Department of Air Warfare), RAF College.

 1 Jan 1977 - 8 Aug 1977:    ADC to the Queen.

27 Aug 1977:          Director-General of Training (RAF)

xx Jan 1978:            Staff, Air Member for Personnel.

Joined RAF after gaining MA at Emmanual College, Cambridge.  Died/Killed whilst on Active List.

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