Barry Duxbury

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Sir Barry Duxbury
Born 23 January 1934
Died 25 January 1997
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1953–1990
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held No. 201 Squadron
RAF St Mawgan
No. 18 Group
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Air Marshal Sir (John) Barry Duxbury KCB CBE (23 January 1934 – 25 January 1997) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force who became Air Secretary.

RAF career[edit]

Duxbury joined the Royal Air force in 1953.[1] He became Officer Commanding No. 201 Squadron in 1971 and Station Commander at RAF St Mawgan in 1976.[1] He was appointed Secretary to the Chief of Staffs' Committee in 1978, joined the Senior Directing Staff (Air) at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1981 and became Air Secretary in 1982.[1] He went on to be Air Officer Commanding No. 18 Group in 1986 and retired in 1990.[1]


In retirement he became a Chief Executive of the Society of British Aerospace Companies.[2] He also had an appointment as a director of one of Gerald Carroll's Carroll Group companies.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - Air Marshal Sir Barry Duxbury
  2. ^ SBAC Flight International, 2 October 1996
  3. ^ "SFO looks at 500m fall of Carroll empire", Dominic O'Connell, Sunday Business, 1 October 2000, p. 1.
Military offices
Preceded by
Air Secretary
Succeeded by
R A Mason