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Black Leader, a cockpit full of memories (Firestreak Books Black Leader)

Black Leader, a cockpit full of memories  Black Leader
Black Leader, a cockpit full of memories (Firestreak Books Black Leader)
€ 36.65
EU: incl. tax € 39.95
Category:Aviation Books
ISBN/Box:Black Leader
Publisher/Brand:Firestreak Books
Author:George Black
No. Pages:170
Version:Hard cover
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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory UK, ISBN/Box Black Leader, Publisher/Brand Firestreak Books, Author George Black, Format a4, No. Pages 170, Version Hard cover, Language English

Histore of Air Vice MarshalGeorge Phillip Black,CB,OBE,AFC&Bar(born 10 July 1932).

Black was commissioned into theRoyal Air Forcein 1950.He became officer commandingNo. 111 Squadronin 1964, Leader of theLightningDisplay Team in 1965 and Commander of the Lightning Operational Conversion Unit in 1967.He went on to be officer commandingNo. 5 Squadronin 1969, a member of the air plans directorate in theMinistry of Defencein 1971 and Station Commander atRAF Wildenrathin 1972. After that he became Commander of theHarrierField Force atRAF Germanyin 1972, Group Captain Operations at HeadquartersNo. 38 Groupin 1974 and Group Captain Operations at HeadquartersNo. 11 Groupin 1978. His last appointments were as Commander Allied Air Defence Sector One in 1980 and Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) at HeadquartersAllied Air Forces Central Europein 1984 before retiring in 1987.

In February 1983 Black was appointed as the 18th Commandant of theRoyal Observer Corps, an appointment he held until September 1984.

Career after the RAF

Between 1987 and 1992 Black was the senior defence advisor atFerranti Defence Systemsin Edinburgh, moving to an appointment as Director of Military Business forMarconi Electronic Business Systemsfrom 1993 until 1999. He then spent a year as the Defence Advisor to the Sensor Division ofBritish Aerospace, transferring to the BAe Systems Avionics division in 2000. Since 2000 Black has been the Defence Consultant forSelex. Black was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Management in 1977 and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautics Society in 2000.

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