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Black Leader, a cockpit full of memories  Black Leader

Black Leader, a cockpit full of memories

Product code Black Leader

€ 36.65

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Publisher/Brand Firestreak Books

Author George Black

Format a4

No. Pages 170

Version Hard cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory UK

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Histore of Air Vice Marshal†George Phillip Black,†CB,†OBE,†AFC†&†Bar†(born 10 July 1932). Father of Ian Black, Former Lightning and Phantom Pilot and well known publisher†

Black was commissioned into the†Royal Air Force†in 1950.He became officer commanding†No. 111 Squadron†in 1964, Leader of the†LightningDisplay Team in 1965 and Commander of the Lightning Operational Conversion Unit in 1967.He went on to be officer commanding†No. 5 Squadron†in 1969, a member of the air plans directorate in the†Ministry of Defence†in 1971 and Station Commander at†RAF Wildenrath†in 1972. After that he became Commander of the†Harrier†Field Force at†RAF Germany†in 1972, Group Captain Operations at Headquarters†No. 38 Groupin 1974 and Group Captain Operations at Headquarters†No. 11 Group†in 1978. His last appointments were as Commander Allied Air Defence Sector One in 1980 and Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) at Headquarters†Allied Air Forces Central Europe†in 1984 before retiring in 1987.

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

Career after the RAF

Between 1987 and 1992 Black was the senior defence advisor at†Ferranti Defence Systems†in Edinburgh, moving to an appointment as Director of Military Business for†Marconi Electronic Business Systems†from 1993 until 1999. He then spent a year as the Defence Advisor to the Sensor Division of†British Aerospace, transferring to the BAe Systems Avionics division in 2000. Since 2000 Black has been the Defence Consultant for†Selex. 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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