Marshal of the Royal Air Force


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Marshal of the Royal Air Force

n
(Military) a rank in the Royal Air Force comparable to that of Field Marshal in the British army
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William served for a number of years as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot, Harry is Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington while their father is Marshal of the Royal Air Force.
But, as Tim Cook has pointed out, the colonial mindset of many top RAF officers, including Air Chief Marshal of the Royal Air Force Arthur "Bomber" Harris, delayed Canadianization for years.
He also holds honorary titles including Field Marshal of the British Army, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Air Force.
Then, along comes Prince Charles and makes a mockery of the whole thing by dressing up as a marshal of the Royal Air Force and flaunting a row of medals he had no right to wear.
(1) The first two paragraphs have been published previously, in Dudley Saward, "Bomber Harris": The Story of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris....
However, in the matter of royal patronagewhat on earthwere the Queen''s advisors thinking when they let her elevate Prince Charles to the military pinnacles of Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet, and Marshal of the Royal Air Force all in one go?
Queen Elizabeth II appointed her eldest son to the ranks of Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Air Force, equivalent to 5-star rank in the US.
As Eisenhower's deputy and air commander during the liberation of Europe between 1943 and 1945, and as air officer commanding (AOC) Middle East from 1941 to 1943, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder fully earned his reputation as one of the outstanding Allied high commanders of the Second World War.
Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Lord Craig of Radley, told an independent inquiry in London it should not be accepted that the Ministry of Defence should move to require servicemen and women to justify their illnesses on the balance of probability.
Probert, Henry, Bomber Harris His Life and Times: The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, the Wartime Chief of Bomber Command.
The Duchess and Charles, who is patron of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association and marshal of the Royal Air Force later attended a reception at Church House near Westminster Abbey.
Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Michael Beetham, president of the Bomber Command Association, said: "We have been striving for many years to have a memorial in central London to recognise the contribution of Bomber Command to victory in World War Two and, in particular, the huge sacrifice of the lives of so many of our comrades in achieving it.