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Air Vice-Marshal L W Phipps (3117549)


Leslie William                         b:   17 Apr 1930                     r:  20 Apr 1984

CB -11 Jun 1983, AFC - 1 Jan 1960.

ACr Cdt: 18 Nov 1948?, Plt IV: 6 Jul 1950, Plt Off:  26 Oct 1950 [ 6 Jul 1950], Fg Off:  6 Jul 1951, Flt Lt:  26 Apr 1954 [6 Jan 1954], Sqn Ldr:  1 Jan 1959, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1964, Act Gp Capt:  17 Apr 1970, Gp Capt:  1 Jan 1971, Act A/Cdre:  13 Dec 1975, A/Cdre:  1 Jan 1977, AVM:  1 Jan 1980.

18 Nov 1948:      U/T Pilot?

 6 Jul 1950:          Advanced Training

26 Oct 1950:       Granted a Short Service Commission (8 + 4)

xx Jun 1951:        Pilot, No 19 Sqn.

 1 Oct 1953:        Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

xx xxx xxxx:         Officer Commanding, RAF Aqaba.

xx Jul 1959:         Officer Commanding, No 19 Sqn. (Hunter F6)

xx xxx 1961:        Student/Staff?, Central Fighter Establishment.

xx xxx xxxx:         Attended RN Staff College.

xx xxx xxxx:         Staff, HQ No 1 (British) Corps.

28 Dec 1964:       Senior Air Controller, HQ 2nd ATAF.

 8 Jul 1966:          Officer Commanding, RAF Labuan.

18 Sep 1967:       Officer Commanding, No 29 Sqn. (Lightning F3).

xx Jan 1970:        Attended Joint Services Staff College.

17 Apr 1970:       Group Director, RAF Staff College.

14 Feb 1973:       Commander, Sultan of Oman's Air Force.

xx Jan 1975:        Attended Royal College of Defence Studies.

14 Jun 1976:        Commander, UK MoD Team to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

16 Dec 1978:       Director of Operations (Air Defence and Overseas).

15 Mar 1980:      Director-General of RAF Personnel Management/Air Secretary.

17 Dec 1982:      Senior Directing Staff (Air), Royal College of Defence Studies.

 

From 1984 to 1991, he worked for British Aerospace (Military Aircraft Division). 

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