David Parry-Evans

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Sir David Parry-Evans
Born (1935-07-19) 19 July 1935 (age 82)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1956–91
Rank Air Chief Marshal
Commands held Air Member for Personnel (1989–91)
RAF Germany (1985–87)
No. 38 Group (1984–85)
No. 1 Group (1982–84)
RAF Staff College, Bracknell (1981–82)
RAF Marham (c.1975–78)
No. 214 Squadron (1974–75)
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Air Chief Marshal Sir David George Parry-Evans, GCB, CBE (born 19 July 1935) is a former senior Royal Air Force commander.

RAF career[edit]

Educated at Berkhamsted School, Parry-Evans joined the Royal Air Force in 1956.[1] He became Officer Commanding No. 214 Squadron in 1974 and Station Commander at RAF Marham in 1975.[1] He was appointed Director of Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence in 1979, Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell, in 1981 and then Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group in 1982 before becoming Air Officer Commanding No. 38 Group in 1984.[1] He went on to be Commander-in-Chief RAF Germany and Second Tactical Air Force in 1985, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel) in 1987 and Air Member for Personnel in 1989 before retiring in 1991.[1]

In retirement he became President of the Shackleton Association.[2]


In 1960 he married Ann Reynolds; they have two sons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ Shackleton Association
Military offices
Preceded by
Michael Beavis
Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell
Succeeded by
Anthony Skingsley
Preceded by
Sir Patrick Hine
Commander-in-Chief RAF Germany
Also Commander of the Second Tactical Air Force

Succeeded by
Sir Anthony Skingsley
Preceded by
Sir John Chapple
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel)
Succeeded by
Sir Barry Wilson
Preceded by
Sir Laurence Jones
Air Member for Personnel
Succeeded by
Sir Roger Palin