RAF Half-Yearly Promotions

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The following RAF promotions have been announced by the Ministry of Defence (all effective 1 July 1998):

AIR RANK PROMOTIONS

Air Commodore to Air Vice-Marshal: B.K. Burridge; S.M. Nicholl; D.M. Niven.

Group Captain to Air Commodore: G.A. Miller; P.A. Robinson; M.J. Good; B.M. Thornton; P.T.W. Leaning.

GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH

Wing Commander to Group Captain: M.C. Barter; A.F.P. Dezonie; J.M.M. Ponsonby.

Squadron Leader to Wing Commander: J.A. Barrass; P.R. Barton; R.W. Birtwistle; K. Duell; A.W.I. McAuley; A.N. McLaughlin; P.A. Morris; H.W. Nash; B.M. North; C.C. Purkiss; K.A. Revel; G.W. Robertson; S.P. Russell; I.E. Shields; H. Stewart; D.J. Stubbs; A.J.Q. Suddards; J. Taylor; G.A. Tull; W.J. Turner; C.E. Wade; J.E. Warner; P.C. West; S. Young.

Flight Lieutenant to Squadron Leader: S.K. Barnfield; T.A. Barrett; P.J. Bartlett; A. Boulden; S.J. Boyle; A.J. Brass; G. Bruce; S.C. Buckingham; D.E. Carter; A.J. Coope; J.M. Costello; G.C. Counter; A.J. Cowie; A.W.D. Craig; B.S. Cross; W.A. Cruickshank; A.E. Dolding; L.G. Dunn; J.D. Evans; J.A. Ferrier; P. Foster; I.R. Francis; G.C. Gair; D.W. Gallie; K.R.H. Girdwood; I.J. Hargreaves; J.J. Harrison; N.J. Hay; A.C. Hine; D.C. Hodgson; P. Hoole; R. Hornby, A.K. Jeffrey; A.J.C. Kellett; P.D. Kennett; S.C. Leach; K.A. Lewis; C.N.J. Maunder; K.R. McCarthy; A.J. McFarlane; B.M. Moran; J.D.B. Neighbour; C.M. Peace; D. Postlethwaite; H.W. Pottle; I. Raffles, A.S. Rycroft; S. Savage; S.J. Shell; A.D. Somerville; J.M. Sullivan, J.S.R. Tank; N.J. Wilcock; M.R. Wistow; T.J.A. Woods; M.A. Youngman.

OPERATIONS SUPPORT BRANCH

Wing Commander to Group Captain: P.J. Drissell.

Squadron Leader to Wing Commander: M.A. Chambers; B. Coombs; M.K. Crayford; R.D. Lynch; N.P. Peters.

Flight Lieutenant to Squadron Leader: N.J. Alcock; N.A.C. Crompton; D.J. Cunningham; A. Gilroy; S. Griffiths; N.G. James; N. Lamont, E. Macleod; E.J. Mendew; D.C. Phillips; D.J. Read; P. Scott; I.A. Thomson; J.C. Walker; C.D. Wood.

ENGINEER BRANCH

Wing Commander to Group Captain: S.K. Sims; C.A. Suckling.

Squadron Leader to Wing Commander: M.A. Ashraf; C.R. Bushell; P.R. Ewen; P.C. Ridge; P. Short; W.F. Walker; G.P. Wall; C.D.L. Winwood.

Flight Lieutenant to Squadron Leader: D.B. Arnold; A.W. Balderstone; A.S. Bell; I.F. Berry; K.H.R. Bethell; G.B. Birkenhead; S.P. Borthwick, M.A. Brown; P.J. Buckland; M.J. Coleman; P.A. Diamond; M.A. Edwards; T.D. Ewbank; N. Firby; G.W. Freer; M. Gilligan; H. Graham, N.B. Green; A.M. Greenway; R.J. Greenwood; T.Y. Gunn; C.J. Hands; G.A. Hawley; A.G.K. Holmes; G.K. Hughes; R.C. Jemmett; C.N. Johnson; A.J. Kimber; R.G. Macbray; D.G. Macrury, N.F. McCann; A.R. Nelson; R.B. Parlet; C.D. Pye; M.A. Rowsell; D. Saunders; P. Slee; P.G. Strarr; J. Tremaine; D.J. Watts; M.C. Wells; P.L. Williams.

SUPPLY BRANCH

Wing Commander to Group Captain: R.I. Bateman; B.S. Page.

Squadron Leader to Wing Commander: R.L.A. Atherton; K.H. Forshaw; P.N. Hubble; R.S. Smith.

Flight Lieutenment to Squadron Leader: I.T. Alder; M. Crighton; S.D. Dainton, A.W. Duncan, G.B.J. Farrer; D.J. Grieves; R.E. Howard; C.W. Masters; S. Ogden; J.D. Paulson; C.R. Smith; R.A. Sutton; G.J. Thompson; I.M. Tripp; P. Walsh.

ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH

Wing Commander to Group Captain: B.J. Comina.

Squadron Leader to Wing Commander: T.D. Archer; N.G. Branston; P.L. Bray; S.J. Court; A.J. Egerton; C.B. Forte; S.D. Greenwood; J.M. Lyster; D.A. Mycafferty: R. McMillan; W.H. Milroy; C.J. Oxland.

Flight Lieutenant to Souadron Leader: M.S.A. Ainsworth; S. Allan; N.J.D. Bell; P. Black; J.B. Carten; D.S. Dryburgh; R.A. Ellis; N.R. Gorman; S.C. Johnstone; A. Jones; B.S. Khepar; W.T. Loxton; P.J. Marshall; A.A. McCord, A. McGill; B.G. Mennie; J.K.H. Mitchell; M.R. Page; D.A. Potts; D.E.M. Stewart; A.F. Trollen; W.J. Wain; A.R. Wilson; T.H.P. Wood; C. Young.

DENTAL BRANCH

Wing Commander to Group Captain: D.J. Rees.

MEDICAL TECHNICIAN BRANCH

Squadpon Leader to Wing Commander: J. Stacey.

DIRECTORS OF MUSIC

Squadron Leader to Wing Commander: R.K. Whiffin.

PRINCESS MARY'S ROYAL AIR FORCE NURSING SERVICE

Squadron Leader to Wing Commander: M.E. White.

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