John Barker (RAF officer)

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John Lindsay Barker
Born 12 November 1910
Hull, England
Died 7 May 2004(2004-05-07) (aged 93)
Exeter, England
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1931–1963
Rank Air Vice Marshal
Commands held Royal Ceylon Air Force (1959–63)
RAF Ismailia (1950–53)
No. 625 Squadron RAF (1944–45)
No. 241 Squadron RAF (1941–43)
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Flying Cross
Mentioned in Despatches (2)

Air Vice Marshal John Lindsay Barker CB, CBE, DFC (12 November 1910 – 7 May 2004) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and the following years. He was the second Commander of the Royal Ceylon Air Force during the early 1960s.

Signals from chiefs of staff to Barker in his capacity as commander Shield Force relating to the re-establishment of British administration in Hong Kong are held in the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Research Guide Far East Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London, 2005. p. 2.
Military offices
Preceded by
Graham Bladon
Commander of the Royal Ceylon Air Force
1959–1963
Succeeded by
Edward Amerasakera