|Sir Alan Boxer|
|Born||1 December 1916
Hastings, New Zealand
|Died||26 April 1998|
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1939–1970|
|Commands held||No. 161 Squadron
No. 7 Squadron
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Flying Cross
Boxer joined the Royal Air Force in January 1939 and saw service during World War II as a pilot with No. 161 Squadron at RAF Tempsford, as a flight commander with No. 138 Squadron and then as Commanding Officer of No. 161 Squadron from 1943. He continued his war service on the staff in the Directorate of Intelligence at the Air Ministry from September 1943 and then on the staff at Headquarters RAF Bomber Command from February 1945.
He remained in the Royal Air Force after the War and became Officer Commanding, No. 7 Squadron in 1956, Station Commander at RAF Wittering in 1958 and Group Captain responsible for Plans at Headquarters Bomber Command in 1959. He went on to be Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters No. 1 Group in 1963, Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Bomber Command in 1965 and Defence Services Secretary in 1967 before retiring in 1970.
- Boxer, Alan Hunter Cachemaille, Cenotaph Database, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
- Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
- History of RAF Tempsford
- Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - Air Vice-Marshal Sir Alan Boxer
Sir Ian Hogg
|Defence Services Secretary
Sir Chandos Blair