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Pat King RIP

Sad news – Pat King passed away on Monday.

Pat King

Pat King

His funeral will be on Tuesday 17 November at 14.30 at Marholm Crematorium, Peterborough and afterwards at the Haycock, Wansford.

Pat had a long and distinguished career: After leaving IV Sqn in 1972, he was CO 233 (Harrier) OCU 72-74. USAF Exchange Air War College 74-75. HQTAC Air Command Langley Virginia 75-77. HQ Strike Command FSO 77-78. Deputy Commander MOD Team Saudi Arabia 78-79. Station Commander Lead in training (Holiday!); Station Commander RAF Wittering Feb 81-Mar 83. Air Commander Falkland Islands & Station Commander RAF Stanley Mar 83 – Sep 83. Deputy CO Central Tactics & Trials Organisation, RAF High Wycombe covering offensive operations & EW Sep 83 Dec 84. Inspector of Flight Safety Dec 84 – May 88. Retired May 88. Since retiring worked as advisor to Commander UAE Air Force & Chief of Staff UAE Armed FOrces 89-93. 93 to date, Chief Executive Officer – Royal Flight Abu Dhabi. Fleet comprised at various times 747-400, 747-SP, Airbus A300-600(x2), BAe 146, Falcon 900 Business Jet(x3), Boeing 707 and Boeing 737-200, Kingair 350(x2). Fleet stabilised in 2001 to 747-400, 747-SP, Boeing 767-300ER, 4 x New Generation Boeing Business Jet(BBJ) & Airbus-300-600. World-wide flights at short notice – similar to Part 1 Taceval!! 450 People, 35 nationalities. Returned to UK autumn 2002.

Condolences to Audrey.

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