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Air Commodore E S Williams (1673046)


Edward Stanley                      b:   27 Sep 1924                      r:  23 Nov 1981                      d:  12 Mar 2012

CBE – 14 Jun 1975 (OBE – 1 Jan 1968), MPhil - 1982. 3rd Prize - 'Gordon Shephard' Memorial Comp. - 1971

Plt Off:  7 Jul 1949, Fg Off:  7 Jul 1950, Flt Lt:  7 Jan 1953/20 Jan 1954, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1960, Wg Cdr:  1 Jan 1968, Gp Capt:  1 Jan 1973, Act A/Cdre:  30 Jun 1977, A/Cdre:  1 Jul 1979.

xx xxx 1941:   U/T Pilot, Canada.

xx xxx 1944:   Served in Flying Boats (NCO Pilot?)

xx xxx 1944:   Seconded to BOAC.

xx xxx 1949:   Pilot, No 18 Sqn.

xx xxx 1950:   Instructor, Central Navigation School.

xx xxx 1952:   Attended London University School of Slavonic Studies.

xx xxx 1954:   Staff, HQ Middle East Air Force.

 8 Jun 1955:     Transferred to Direct Commission (Scheme A) in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (Branch List)

xx xxx xxxx:   Pilot, A. & A.E.E.

xx xxx xxxx:   Flight Commander?, No 216 Sqn.

xx xxx 1961:   Officer Commanding, RAF Element, Army Intelligence Centre.

31 Aug 1964:  Assistant Air Attaché, Moscow.

xx xxx 1967:   Attended UCL.

15 Nov 1968:  Senior Instructor, Joint Wing, School of Service Intelligence.

 8 May 1970:   Officer Commanding, Northern Radar, RAF Lindholme.

 8 Nov 1971:   Chief, Intelligence Management, HQ 2nd ATAF.

 6 Apr 1973:    Chief Intelligence Officer, HQ British Forces Near East.

12 Mar 1976:   Officer Commanding, Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre.

16 Feb 1978:   Air Attaché, Moscow.

He was the first Defence Fellow at UCL.  Retiring from the RAF he became a Defence Consultant and also wrote a number of books on Soviet Air Power.  From 1988 to 1993, he was Vice-Chairman (Air) of the North West Area, TAVRA.  18 on

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