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Air Vice-Marshal J M M Ponsonby (5205086/5205086M)


John Maurice Maynard           b:   8 Aug 1955           r: xx xxx xxxx

OBE 31 Dec 1998, ADC, QCVSA 29 Oct 2002

(Army): 2 Lt: 8 Mar 1975, Lt: 8 Mar 1977, Capt: 8 Sep 1981.

(RAF):  Flt Lt:  10 Apr 1983 [12 Mar 1980], Sqn Ldr:  1 Jul 1988, Wg Cdr xx xx xxxx, Gp Capt:  1 Jul 1998, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 2002, AVM: 4 Jan 2005

xx xxx xxxx:               Attended Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

 8 Mar 1975:              Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the Royal Green Jackets

 7 Mar 1983:              Relinquished his commission in the Royal Green Jackets

10 Apr 1983:              Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant (seniority 12 Mar 1980)

xx xxx xxxx:               Attended Central Flying School

xx xxx xxxx:               QFI, No 2? FTS

xx xxx xxxx:               Officer Commanding, No 78 Sqn

xx xxx xxxx:               Officer Commanding, No 27 Sqn

xx xxx xxxx:               Attended RAF Staff College

xx xxx 1993:              Staff Officer, Directorate of Air Offensive.

xx xxx xxxx:               Attended Higher Staff and Command Course

xx xxx 1998:              Deputy Principal Staff Officer to the CDS

xx xxx xxxx:               Commander, Support Helicopter Force, Bosnia.

xx xxx 2000:              Officer Commanding, RAF Aldergrove.

 1 Aug 2001 3 May 2002:    ADC to the Queen.

15 Jul 2002:               Air Officer Plans, HQ Strike Command.

 4 Jan 2005:               AOC, Training Group/Chief of Staff Training.

 4 Jan 2005:              AOC Cadets

xx xxx xxxx:                AOC, No 22 (Training) Group/Chief of Staff Training.

xx Jul 2007:                Chief of Staff Operations, HQ Air Command

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