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Air Commodore P J Wilkinson (5011244/5011244F)

Philip James                  b:    8 Jun 1938     r: 21 Oct 1958 (GD (G))/30 Oct 1996 (GD)

CVO (18 Oct 1994)  MA.

(RAFVR): Plt Off:  21 Oct 1958, Fg Off: 15 May 1959,

(RAF):  Act Plt Off (Nat Ser): 10 Jan 1957, Plt Off (Nat Ser): 8 Mar 1957, Fg Off:  11 Sep 1961 [9 May 1960], Flt Lt:  9 Nov 1962, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jan 1968, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1977, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1987, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1991.

27 Sep 1956:           National Service induction, Reception Centre, RAF Cardington.

xx Oct 1956:            Officer Cadet, OCTU, RAF Jurby.

xx Jan 1957:             Attended No 69 Control and Reporting Course, RAF Middle Wallop.

xx Mar 1957:           Fighter Controller, No 59 Signal Unit, RAF Seaton Snook.

xx  Jan 1958:            Fighter Controller, RAF Leeming.

21 Oct 1958:            Appointed to a Commission in the RAFVR (Reconstituted)

21 Oct 1958:           Attended Oxford University; member University Air Squadron

xx Sep 1961:            Attended No 154 Jet Provost course, No 2 FTS (RAF Syerston)

xx Oct 1962:            Attended No 161 Vampire course, No 8 FTS. (RAF Swinderby)

xx Jul 1963:              Attended No 230 ‘Long Bomber Course’, No 231 (Canberra) OCU. (RAF Bassingbourn)

xx Nov1963:            Pilot, No 14 Sqn (Canberra B(I) 8) (RAF Wildenrath)

xx Mar 1967:           Attended No 238 course, CFS (RAF Little Rissington)

xx Aug 1967:           QFI, Manchester UAS (Chipmunk - RAF Woodvale)

xx Sep 1968:           Attended No 27 Course, Ecole Supérieure de Guerre Aérienne (Paris)

xx Sep 1969:           Jaguar Project Office, MOD (PE)

xx Apr 1973:           Flt Cdr, No 85 Sqn (Canberra B2/T4/T19 – RAF West Raynham)

xx Jun 1975 :           PSO/DMSI, Defence Intelligence Staff, MoD

xx Sep 1976:           Attended No 6 Course, National Defence College (Latimer)

xx Jun 1978:            Officer Commanding, No 237 OCU (Buccaneer/Hunter – Honington)

xx Sep 1981:           Attended Class of 1982 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

xx Jun 1982:            Directing Staff, US Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB

xx Sep 1984:           Defence Policy Staff (Operational Requirements) MoD

xx Jan 1986:            Chief, Arms Control Section, Policy Division, SHAPE, Belgium

xx Apr1989:            Officer Commanding, RAF Gatow.

xx Jan 1993:             Defence and Air Attaché, Moscow.

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