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Keith Williamson

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Keith Alec Williamson (born 25 February 1928) is a retired senior officer in the Royal Air Force. [1]

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A & C Black

A & C Black is a British book publishing company.

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Aide-de-camp

An aide-de-camp (or; French expression meaning literally helper in the (military) camp) is a personal assistant or secretary to a person of high rank, usually a senior military or government officer, a member of a royal family, or a head of state.

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Air aide-de-camp

An air aide-de-camp is a senior honorary aide-de-camp appointment for air officers in the Royal Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force and the Indian Air Force.

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Air chief marshal

Air chief marshal (Air Chf Mshl or ACM) is a very senior air force rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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Air commodore

Air commodore (Air Cdre in the RAF and IAF; AIRCDRE in the RNZAF and RAAF; formerly A/C in the RCAF) is a one-star rank and the most junior of the air-officer ranks which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.

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Air Force Cross (United Kingdom)

The Air Force Cross (AFC) is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, and formerly also to officers of the other Commonwealth countries, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy".

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Air marshal

Air marshal (Air Mshl or AM) is a three-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.

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Air Ministry

The Air Ministry was a department of the British Government with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Royal Air Force, that existed from 1918 to 1964.

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Air officer commanding

Air officer commanding (AOC) is a title given in the air forces of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to an air officer who holds a command appointment which typically comprises a large, organized collection of air force assets.

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Air Secretary

The Air Secretary is the Royal Air Force appointment of which the incumbent is responsible for policy direction on personnel management for members of the RAF.

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Air vice-marshal

Air vice-marshal (AVM) is a two-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.

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Alasdair Steedman

Air Chief Marshal Sir Alasdair McKay Sinclair Steedman, GCB, CBE, DFC (29 January 1922 – 2 January 1992) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force.

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Bancroft's School

Bancroft's School is a co-educational independent school located in Woodford Green, Essex and the London Borough of Redbridge.

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Birthday Honours

Birthday Honours is, in some Commonwealth realms, the marking of the reigning monarch's official birthday by granting various individuals appointment into national or dynastic orders or the award of decorations and medals.

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Central Flying School

The Central Flying School (CFS) is the Royal Air Force's primary institution for the training of military flying instructors.

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Chief of the Air Staff (United Kingdom)

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) is the professional head of the Royal Air Force and a member of both the Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Air Force Board.

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David Craig, Baron Craig of Radley

Marshal of the Royal Air Force David Brownrigg Craig, Baron Craig of Radley (born 17 September 1929) is a retired Royal Air Force officer and member of the House of Lords.

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David Evans (RAF officer)

Air Chief Marshal Sir David George Evans (born 14 July 1924) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force.

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De Havilland Vampire

The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet fighter developed and manufactured by de Havilland.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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English Electric Lightning

The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era.

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Eurofighter Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter.

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Faßberg Air Base

Faßberg Air Base (Heeresflugplatz Faßberg) is located northeast of the municipality of Faßberg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf.

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Falklands War

The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It began on Friday, 2 April 1982, when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands (and, the following day, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands) in an attempt to establish the sovereignty it had claimed over them. On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands. The conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982, returning the islands to British control. In total, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities. The conflict was a major episode in the protracted confrontation over the territories' sovereignty. Argentina asserted (and maintains) that the islands are Argentinian territory, and the Argentine government thus characterised its military action as the reclamation of its own territory. The British government regarded the action as an invasion of a territory that had been a Crown colony since 1841. Falkland Islanders, who have inhabited the islands since the early 19th century, are predominantly descendants of British settlers, and favour British sovereignty. Neither state, however, officially declared war (both sides did declare the Islands areas a war zone and officially recognised that a state of war existed between them) and hostilities were almost exclusively limited to the territories under dispute and the area of the South Atlantic where they lie. The conflict has had a strong impact in both countries and has been the subject of various books, articles, films, and songs. Patriotic sentiment ran high in Argentina, but the outcome prompted large protests against the ruling military government, hastening its downfall. In the United Kingdom, the Conservative Party government, bolstered by the successful outcome, was re-elected the following year. The cultural and political weight of the conflict has had less effect in Britain than in Argentina, where it remains a continued topic for discussion. Relations between the United Kingdom and Argentina were restored in 1989 following a meeting in Madrid, Spain, at which the two countries' governments issued a joint statement. No change in either country's position regarding the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands was made explicit. In 1994, Argentina's claim to the territories was added to its constitution.

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Flight lieutenant

Flight lieutenant (Flt Lt in the RAF and IAF; FLTLT in the RAAF and RNZAF; formerly sometimes F/L in all services) is a junior commissioned air force rank which originated in the Royal Naval Air Service and continues to be used in the Royal Air Force and many other countries, especially in the Commonwealth.

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Flying officer

Flying officer (Fg Off in the RAF and IAF; FLGOFF in the RAAF; FGOFF in the RNZAF; formerly F/O in all services and still frequently in the RAF) is a junior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence.

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Gloster Meteor

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only operational jet aircraft during the Second World War.

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Group captain

Group captain (Gp Capt or Grp Cpt in the RAF, IAF and PAF, GPCAPT in the RNZAF and RAAF; formerly sometimes G/C in all services) is a senior commissioned rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.

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Harold Lydford

Air Marshal Sir Harold Thomas Lydford KBE, CB, AFC (7 May 1898 – 20 September 1979) was a World War I pilot in the Royal Flying Corps and senior commander in the Royal Air Force during World War II and the post-war decade.

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Hawker Hunter

The Hawker Hunter is a transonic British jet aircraft developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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Jever Air Base

Jever Air Base is a German Air Force military air base, located 4.3 km west-southwest of Schortens in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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John Curtiss

Air Marshal Sir John Bagot Curtiss KCB, KBE (6 December 1924 - 14 September 2013) was a senior Royal Air Force officer.

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John Gingell

Air Chief Marshal Sir John Gingell (3 February 1925 – 10 December 2009) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.

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Korean War

The Korean War (in South Korean Hangul: 한국전쟁, Hanja: 韓國戰爭, Hanguk Jeonjaeng, "Korean War"; in North Korean Chosungul: 조국해방전쟁, Joguk Haebang Jeonjaeng, "Fatherland Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.

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Leuchars Station

Leuchars Station is a British Army installation located in Leuchars, Fife, on the east coast of Scotland, near to the university town of St Andrews.

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Leytonstone

Leytonstone is an area of East London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Marshal of the Royal Air Force

Marshal of the Royal Air Force (MRAF) is the highest rank in the Royal Air Force.

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Michael Beetham

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael James Beetham (born 17 May 1923) is a former World War II bomber pilot and a high-ranking commander in the Royal Air Force from the 1960s to the 1980s.

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Michael Horace Miller

Air Commodore Michael Horace Miller CBE, AFC was a senior Royal Air Force officer in the post-war years and a Commandant Royal Observer Corps.

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Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government, and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.

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No. 112 Squadron RAF

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No. 20 Squadron RAF

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No. 23 Squadron RAF

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No. 77 Squadron RAAF

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Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.

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Qualified Flying Instructor

Qualified Flying Instructor (abbr. QFI) is a term mainly used for pilots of Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard who has passed the appropriate course before being allowed to instruct flying an aircraft.

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RAF Cranwell

Royal Air Force Cranwell or more simply RAF Cranwell is a Royal Air Force station in Lincolnshire close to the village of Cranwell, near Sleaford.

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RAF Driffield

Royal Air Force Station Driffield or RAF Driffield is a former Royal Air Force station located south west of Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire and north west of Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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RAF Gütersloh

Royal Air Force Station Gütersloh, more commonly known as RAF Gütersloh, was a Royal Air Force Germany military airfield, the nearest Royal Air Force airfield to the East/West German border, in the vicinity of the town of Gütersloh.

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RAF Halton

Royal Air Force Halton or more simply RAF Halton is one of the largest Royal Air Force stations in the United Kingdom, located near the village of Halton near Wendover, Buckinghamshire.

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RAF Home Command

RAF Home Command was the Royal Air Force command that was responsible for the maintenance and training of reserve organisations from formation on 1 February 1939 as RAF Reserve Command with interruptions until it ceased to exist on 1 April 1959.

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RAF Mount Pleasant

RAF Mount Pleasant (also known as Mount Pleasant Airport, Mount Pleasant Complex or MPA) is a Royal Air Force station in the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands.

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RAF Staff College, Bracknell

The RAF Staff College at Bracknell was a Royal Air Force staff college active for most of the second half of the 20th century.

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RAF Strike Command

The Royal Air Force's Strike Command was the military formation which controlled the majority of the United Kingdom's bomber and fighter aircraft from 1968 until 2007 when it merged with Personnel and Training Command to form the single Air Command.

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RAF Support Command

Support Command was a command of the Royal Air Force.

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Rex Roe

Air Chief Marshal Sir Rex David Roe GCB AFC (4 May 1925 – 2002) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Air Force College Cranwell

The Royal Air Force College (RAFC) is the Royal Air Force training and education academy which provides initial training to all RAF personnel who are preparing to be commissioned officers.

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Royal Air Forces Association

The Royal Air Forces Association (also called RAF Association or RAFA) is the largest single Service membership organisation and the longest standing registered service charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family - providing friendship, help and support to current and former members of the Royal Air Force and their dependants.

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Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force.

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Royal College of Defence Studies

The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) is an institution and component of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

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Squadron leader

Squadron leader (Sqn Ldr in the RAF and IAF; SQNLDR in the RAAF and RNZAF; formerly sometimes S/L in all services) is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence.

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SSAFA

SSAFA, formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, is a UK charity that provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents.

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Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Allied Command Operations.

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Who's Who (UK)

Who's Who is a leading source of biographical data on more than 33,000 influential people from around the world.

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Wing commander (rank)

Wing Commander (Wg Cdr in the RAF, the IAF, and the PAF, WGCDR in the RNZAF and RAAF, formerly sometimes W/C in all services) is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries, notably not including Canada.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Williamson

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