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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.
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.
An air officer is an air force officer of the rank of air commodore or higher.
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.
Air vice-marshal (AVM) is a two-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.
Air Vice-Marshal Amyas Eden Borton (20 September 1886 – 15 August 1969) was a pilot and commander in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and a senior commander in the Royal Air Force during the 1920s.
Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC (Punjabi: ਅਰਜਨ ਸਿੰਘ) (born 15 April 1919) is the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a Field Marshal, to which he was promoted in 2002.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Murray Longmore GCB, DSO (8 October 1885 – 10 December 1970) was an early naval aviator, before reaching high rank in the Royal Air Force.
Air Commodore Ashley David Stevenson CBE ADC is a senior serving Royal Air Force Officer and is a former Commandant of Royal Air Force College Cranwell.
Bandar bin Sultan (الأمير بندر بن سلطان بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود.; born 2 March 1949) is a member of the House of Saud and was Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005.
Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), commonly known simply as Dartmouth, is the initial officer training establishment of the British Royal Navy, located on a hill overlooking Dartmouth, Devon, England.
Bruce Barrymore Halpenny (born 1937 in Caistor, Lincolnshire) is an English military historian and author, specialising in airfields and aircraft, as well as ghost stories and mysteries.
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and principal workplace of the monarch of the United Kingdom.
A bursar (derived from "bursa", Latin for purse) is a professional financial administrator in a school or university.
The Central Flying School (CFS) is the Royal Air Force's primary institution for the training of military flying instructors.
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Charles Alexander Holcombe Longcroft (13 May 1883 – 20 February 1958) was a pilot and squadron commander in the Royal Flying Corps who went on to become a senior commander in the Royal Air Force.
Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948), is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.
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.
Air Commodore Christopher James 'Chris' Luck, MBE, ADC is a senior Royal Air Force officer and the current Commandant of Royal Air Force College Cranwell.
Sir Christopher Michael Wren PRS (20 October 1632 – 25 February 1723) is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history.
A command in military terminology is an organisational unit for which the individual in Military command is responsible.
Cranwell is a village in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.
Air Chief Marshal Sir David Cousins, KCB, AFC is a retired senior Royal Air Force commander.
Air Chief Marshal Sir David Harcourt-Smith (born 14 October 1931) is a former Royal Air Force officer who became Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at RAF Support Command.
Air Vice-Marshal David Stubbs is a senior Royal Air Force officer and the current Air Secretary.
Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Denis Frank Spotswood GCB, CBE, DSO, DFC (26 September 1916 – 11 November 2001) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force.
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL (21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) flying ace during the Second World War.
Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.
The Medal of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Gallantry, usually known as the Empire Gallantry Medal (EGM), was a British medal awarded for acts of the gallantry that did not reach the standard required for the Albert Medal and the Edward Medal.
Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS (1 June 1907 – 9 August 1996) was an English Royal Air Force (RAF) engineer air officer.
Air Vice-Marshal Frederick Crosby Halahan CMG, CBE, DSO, MVO, RAF (27 May 1880 – 17 October 1965) was a gunnery officer in the Royal Navy during the early years of the 20th century who became involved in early naval aviation efforts.
Air Marshal Sir George Robert Beamish, KCB, CBE, RAF (29 April 1905 – 13 November 1967) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force from the Second World War to his retirement in the late 1950s.
Rear-Admiral Sir Godfrey Marshall Paine (21 November 1871 – 23 March 1932) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force in the early part of the 20th century.
Gravel is composed of unconsolidated rock fragments that have a general particle size range and include size classes from granule- to boulder-sized fragments.
A group is a military aviation unit, a component of military organization and a military formation.
Guard Mounting, or Changing the Guard, refers to a formal ceremony in which sentries providing ceremonial guard duties at important institutions are relieved by a new batch of sentries.
Brigadier-General Harold Douglas Briggs CMG (29 September 1877 - 13 September 1944) was a senior Royal Navy and Royal Air Force officer who played a leading role in British naval aviation during World War I.
Air Vice Marshal Henry Meyrick Cave-Browne-Cave CB, DSO, DFC, RAF (1 February 1887 – 5 August 1965) was an engineering officer in the Royal Naval Air Service during World War I and senior commander in the Royal Air Force during the 1930s.
Marshal of the Royal Air Force Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard (3 February 1873 – 10 February 1956) was a British officer who was instrumental in establishing the Royal Air Force.
Air Marshal Sir John Eustice Arthur Baldwin (13 April 1892 – 28 July 1975) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.
Sir James Grey West OBE (1881 – 15 June 1951) was a British architect.
Rear Admiral John Luce CB (4 February 1870 – 22 September 1932) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy during and after the First World War.
Air Vice Marshal John Hugh Thompson CB (born 18 September 1947) is a former Royal Air Force officer who became Head of the British Defence Staff in Washington, D.C.
King's College London (informally King's or KCL; formerly styled King's College, London) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
Air Vice Marshal Sir Laurence Frank Sinclair GC, KCB, CBE, DSO & Bar (13 June 1908 – 14 May 2001) was a British Royal Air Force officer who was awarded the George Cross for rescuing a severely injured airman from a crashed and burning plane.
Lincolnshire (or; abbreviated Lincs) is a historical county in the east of England.
A listed building, in the United Kingdom, is one that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
Wing Commander Lord Malcolm Avondale Douglas-Hamilton OBE, DFC (12 November 1909 – 21 July 1964) was a Scottish nobleman and politician.
Marshal of the air force is the English term for the most senior rank in a number of air forces.
A military parade (square bashing in British military slang) is a formation of soldiers whose movement is restricted by close-order manoeuvring known as drilling or marching.
Muhammad bin Saad (born 1944) is former deputy governor of Riyadh Province and a member of House of Saud.
Muqrin bin Abdulaziz (مقرن بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود; born 15 September 1945) is a member of House of Saud who briefly served as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia from January to April 2015.
Neoclassical architecture is an architectural style produced by the neoclassical movement that began in the mid-18th century.
Air Chief Marshal Sir (Thomas) Neville Stack KCB CVO AFC (1919–1994) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.
The Royal Air Force Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre, located at Adastral Hall, RAF Cranwell, is the centre through which every potential RAF officer must go to be selected for Initial Officer Training (IOT).
Officer cadet is a rank held by military cadets during their training to become commissioned officers.
Air Chief Marshal Percy Ronald Gardner Bernard, 5th Earl of Bandon (30 August 1904 – 8 February 1979) was an Anglo-Irish aristocrat who served as a senior commander in the Royal Air Force in the mid-20th century.
Prince Faisal of Jordan (فيصل بن حسين;. born 11 October 1963) is a son of King Hussein and Princess Muna, and the younger brother of King Abdullah II.
Prince of Wales (Tywysog Cymru) is a title traditionally granted to the heir apparent of the British or English monarch.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (William Arthur Philip Louis, born 21 June 1982) is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales.
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.
RAF Henlow is a Royal Air Force station in Bedfordshire, England, equidistant from Bedford, Luton and Stevenage.
Training Command was the RAF's command responsible for flying and ground training from 1936 to 1940 and again from 1968 to 1977.
Air Marshal Sir Richard Llewellyn Roger Atcherley & Bar (12 January 1904 – 18 April 1970) was a senior Royal Air Force officer.
Air Vice Marshal Sir Richard Charles Fairfax Peirse (16 March 1931 – 8 February 2014) was a senior Royal Air Force officer who served as Defence Services Secretary from 1985 to 1988.
Air Marshal Sir Roger Mark Austin, (born 9 March 1940) is a retired Royal Air Force officer who became Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Systems).
Sir Rolf Dudley Dudley-Williams, 1st Baronet (17 June 1908 – 8 October 1987), born Rolf Dudley Williams, was a British aeronautical engineer and Conservative Party politician.
Rory Underwood MBE (born 19 June 1963) is a record-breaking former English rugby union footballer who played wing for, most notably, Leicester Tigers and the Royal Air Force.
Air Marshal Sir Roy David Austen-Smith KBE, CB, CVO, DFC (born 28 June 1924) is a former Royal Air Force officer who served as Commander of British Forces Cyprus.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
Royal Air Force Music Services is the organization which provides military musical support to the Royal Air Force.
The Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) consists of a number of groupings of Royal Air Force reservists for the management and operation of the RAF's Volunteer Gliding Squadrons and Air Experience Flights of the Air Cadet Organisation.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual series of Military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands and display teams on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.
Royal Highness (abbreviation HRH) is a style used to address or refer to some members of royal families, usually princes other than monarchs and their female consorts (i.e., kings and queens).
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a retirement home and nursing home for some 300 retired British soldiers, located on Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea, London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is the British Army's initial officer training centre and is located in the town of Camberley, near the village of Sandhurst, Berkshire, about southwest of London.
The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy, under the direction of the Admiralty's Air Department, and existed formally from 1 July 1914Admiralty Circular CW.13963/14, 1 July 1914: "Royal Naval Air Service - Organisation" to 1 April 1918, when it was merged with the British Army's Royal Flying Corps to form a new service, the Royal Air Force, the first of its kind in the world.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.
Samuel John Gurney Hoare, 1st Viscount Templewood, (24 February 1880 – 7 May 1959), more commonly known as Sir Samuel Hoare, was a senior British Conservative politician who served in various Cabinet posts in the Conservative and National governments of the 1920s and 1930s.
Sleaford is a market town and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, a non-metropolitan county in the East Midlands of England.
"The Lincolnshire Poacher" is a traditional English folk song associated with the county of Lincolnshire, and deals with the joys of poaching.
Air Vice Marshal Thomas William Rimmer CB, OBE (born 16 December 1948) is a former Royal Air Force officer who served as Commander of British Forces Cyprus.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
A warrant officer (WO) is an officer in a military organisation who is designated an officer by a warrant, as distinguished from a commissioned officer who is designated an officer by a commission, and a non-commissioned officer who is designated an officer, often by virtue of seniority.
Air Chief Marshal Sir William Gore Sutherland Mitchell (8 March 1888 – 15 August 1944) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force and the first RAF officer to hold the post of Black Rod.
Group Captain William Neil McKechnie (1907-1944) was a pilot in the Royal Air Force who was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal in 1929 and was killed in action over Germany in 1944.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
The 1957 White Paper on Defence (Cmnd. 124) was a British white paper setting forth the perceived future of the British military.
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