Peter Gillmore


Air Vice Marshal Alan David "Peter" Gillmore, CB, CBE (17 October 1905 – 27 May 1996) was a Royal Air Force officer who served as Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell.

Peter Gillmore
Born(1905-10-17)17 October 1905
Died27 May 1996(1996-05-27) (aged 90)
Henley-on-Thames, England
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1923–59
RankAir Vice Marshal
Commands heldRAF Staff College, Bracknell (1951–53)
No. 64 (Northern) Group (1948–51)
RAF Wick (1943–44)
Battles/warsSecond World War
Malayan Emergency
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

RAF career edit

Gillmore graduated from the RAF College Cranwell in 1925.[1] He became a flight commander first with No. 201 Squadron in early 1935 and then with No. 202 Squadron later in the year.[1] He served in the Second World War on the staff in the Directorate of Plans at the Air Ministry before becoming Station Commander at RAF Wick in 1943, Director of Operations (Maritime) in 1944 and Air Officer Commanding at Air Headquarters West Africa in 1945.[1] After the war he became Director of Postings at the Air Ministry in 1946, Air Officer Commanding No. 64 Group in 1948 and Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell in 1951.[2] His last postings were as Senior Air Staff Officer, Far East Air Force in 1953 and then as Senior Air Staff Officer, Home Command in 1956 before retiring in 1959.[2]

Family edit

In 1931 Gillmore married Kathleen Morris; they had three sons.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Air Vice Marshal A D Gillmore". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Obituary: Air Vice-Marshal A. D. Gillmore". The Independent. 6 June 1996. Archived from the original on 26 May 2022. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
Military offices
Preceded by Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell
Succeeded by