C12173

C12173


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"Flown in Concorde 25th Anniv of No 16 Sqn RAF Regiment
12 Jan 73 Catterick 25th Anniversary 16 Sqn RAF Regt Special Postmark Pride in the past Faith in the Future 1948 - 1973. 25th Anniversary of No 16 Sqn RAF Regiment 12th January 1973. Added Flown cachet Flown in Concorde 002 Jan 73."

C12173b

C12173b


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as above but Signed By Air Commodore G E S Bumstead MBIM RAF Director of Ground Defence Royal Air Force.

C12173C

C12173C


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As above but Signed By Sqn Ldr P G Cormack RAF Officer Commanding

C12173p

C12173p


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As Above but Personally Signed By Air Vice Marshal D A Pocock OBE RAF Commandant General RAF Regiment. Prior to WW2 he served in the fore-runner of the Army Cadet Force and on the outbreak of was joined the RAF as a ground gunner, but was soon selected for officer training, being commissioned in 1941. Sent out to the Middle East he established a school to train ground gunners and on 1 February 1942 he was transferred to the newly formed RAF Regiment. From Amman he joined a Wing in the Western Desert to organise the ground defence of the Wing's airfields. In April 1943 he formed a new Squadron of the RAF Regiment, No 2932 and commanded this through Sicily, Italy and the Aegean. With the end of the war he took command of No 1328 Wing of the Regiment and when that disbanded he moved to Aden and formed a Wing of the Aden Protectorate Levies. Normally only used 'up country' he had to return to Aden in 1947 in order to restore control following rioting in the area.In 1965 he led a working party to discuss with the USAF ways of improving the ground defence of US bases in Vietnam, which resulted in a successful policy of exchanging officers between the USAF and RAF Regiment. He was the first career officer of the RAF Regiment to become its Commandant-General and during this period he oversaw the expansion of the Regiment and introduction of the Rapier surface to air missile system..Following retirement from the RAF he became General Manager of British Aerospace Dynamics Group in Iran from 1976 to 1979. With the overthrow of the Shah of Iran, he returned to Britain became director of the British Metallurgical Plant Constructor's Association. After retiring in 1986 he continued to work in the voluntary sector with the RAF Association and St John Ambulance as well as being the chairman of the League of RAF Regiment Associations"

C12173Tr

C12173Tr

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As Above but Personally Signed Brian Trubshaw CBE, MVO, FRAeS Concorde Test Pilot Aviation Consultant,Joined Vickers - Armstrong Aircraft ltd as Experimental Test pilot 1950,Deputy Chief Test pilot 1953,Chief Test Pilot 1960, Director of Flight Test 1966 - 80 BAC, Concorde maiden UK flight 1969. Division Director and General Manager (Filton)Civil Aircraft Div BAe plc"