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Air Vice-Marshal D Hawkins (2767499)

David Richard       b:    4 Apr 1947                      r:   1 Jul 1993                      d: 31 Jan 2019

AC2: xx xxx 1955, APO (SSC):  6 Sep 1956, Plt Off (SSC):  19 Dec 1956, Plt Off:  17 Dec 1959, Fg Off:  20 Mar 1961, Flt Lt: 20 Mar 1965 [20 Mar 1964], Sqn Ldr:  1 Jul 1970, Wg Cdr:   1 Jan 1978, Act Gp Capt: xx xxx 1982, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1983, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1989, AVM: 1 Jul 1991.

CB  - xx xxx xxxx, MBE - 11 Jun 1977, FCIPD, FCMI.

xx xxx 1955:              U/T Gunner, RAF Regiment (National Service)

xx xxx xxxx:               Gunner, No 37 Sqn RAF Regiment

 6 Sep 1956:             Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the RAF Regiment (3 years on active list, 4 years on reserve)

17 Sep 1957:             Relinquished Short Service Commission on award of RAF Cadetship.

17 Sep 1957:             Initial Officer Training, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

17 Dec 1959:             Appointed to a Permanent Commission (General List) in the RAF Regiment

xx xxx 1960:              Flight Commander, No 63 Sqn RAF Regiment

xx xxx 1963:              ADC to Chief of the Air Staff

xx xxx xxxx:               Instructor, RAF College, Cranwell

xx Jun 1968:              Deputy Squadron Commander, No 63 Sqn RAF Regiment

xx xxx 1969:              Member, Commonwealth Airbase Defence Team, Air Attaché's Office, Bangkok

xx xxx 1971:              Officer Commanding, No 37 Sqn RAF Regiment

xx Mar 1974:             Officer Commanding, Queen's Colour Sqn

xx Nov 1976:             Staff Officer, MOD (Nuclear weapon convoy safety)

xx Jul 1979:                Head, Survive-to-Operate Section, HQ AFCENT

xx xxx 1982:               RAF Regiment Officer, HQ Strike Command

xx xxx xxxx:               Commandant, RAF Regiment Depot, Catterick

xx xxx xxxx:               Attended NATO Defence College

xx xxx 1986:              Senior posts, MOD

xx Sep 1990:             Director, RAF Regiment

xx xxx 1991:              Commandant-General, RAF Regiment/Director-General of Security (RAF)

Following retirement he became the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod in the Palace of Westminster and Gentleman Usher to the Queen.

This page was last updated on 17/09/19

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