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Air Vice-Marshal M J Routledge (5202171/5202171S)

Martin John     b:   22 Nov 1954                     r: 31 Jan 2010


(RAF): Act Plt Off:  17 Sep 1972, Plt Off:  15 Jul 1975 [15 Apr 1974], Fg Off:  15 Jan 1976 [15 Apr 1974, Flt Lt: 15 Apr 1977, Sqn Ldr:  1 Jan 1986,  Wg Cdr:  1 Jul 1991, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1997, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 2002, AVM: 23 Mar 2007

(RAFR): Gp Capt:    2 Aug 2010,

17 Sep 1972:                   Appointed to a Permanent Commission.

xx xxx 1972:                    University Cadet serving on Southampton University Air Sqn

xx Oct 1975::                   Initial Officer Training No 23 Graduate Entry RAF College Cranwell

xx Apr 1976:                    U/T Navigator No 211 ANC - No 6 FTS

xx Jul 1977:                      Attended No 13 AD Long Course, No 228 OCU (Phantom)

xx Jan 1978:                    Navigator, No 111(F) Sqn RAF Leuchars (Phantom)

xx Jan 1981:                    Navigator, No 56(F) Sqn RAF Wattisham (Phantom)

xx Jul 1983:                     Navigator Instructor, No 228 OCU RAF Coningsby (Phantom)

xx Sep 1985:                   Flight Commander, No 90 Initial Officer Training Course, RAF College Cranwell.

xx Feb 1986:                   Flight Commander,  No 74(F) Sqn RAF Wattisham (Phantom F4J(UK))

xx Feb 1989:                   Attended RAF Staff College Bracknell.

xx Jan 1990:                    Deputy Chief of Personal Staff to DCINCENT, Brunssum, NL

xx Jan 1991:                    Chief Air Defence Plans HQ Strike Command

xx Jun 1993:                    Chief Defensive Operations HQ Strike Command

24 Jul 1994:                    Officer Commanding, No 29(F)  Sqn (Tornado F3).

xx Jul 1997:                     Head of Briefing and Coordination HQ Strike Command

xx Mar 1999:                   Commander, British Forces Italy (Kosovo campaign)

xx Nov 1999:                   Deputy Principal Staff Officer to CDS, MOD

25 Jun 2001:                    Officer Commanding, RAF Leuchars.

 5 Oct 2001:                    Air Officer Scotland and Officer Commanding, RAF Leuchars

5 Oct 2001 23 Apr 2003:   ADC to the Queen.

23 Apr 2003:                   Director of Air Operations, MOD.

xx Sep 2003:                   Director NATO, MOD

24 Mar 2006:                  UK National Military Representative, SHAPE

23 Mar 2007:                  Chief of Staff Strategy, Policy & Plans, HQ Air Command.

2 Aug 2010:                    Transferred to the RAF Reserve in rank of Gp Capt

2 Aug 2010:                    ACOS Reserves, HQ Air Command

My thanks to Air Vice-Marshal Routledge for giving permission to post this entry and for providing additional details.

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