John Rogers (RAF officer)

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Sir John Rogers
Born (1928-01-11) 11 January 1928 (age 89)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1950–86
Rank Air Member for Supply and Organisation
Air Chief Marshal
Commands held RAF Coningsby
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Air Chief Marshal Sir John Robson Rogers, KCB, CBE (born 11 January 1928) is a former senior Royal Air Force commander.

RAF career[edit]

Educated at Brentwood School, Rogers joined the Royal Air Force in 1950.[1] After commanding a fighter squadron he became Station Commander at RAF Coningsby in 1967 and then Deputy Commandant of the RAF College, Cranwell[2] before becoming Director-General of Organisation in 1977.[3] He went on to be Air Officer Commanding Training Units at Support Command in 1979, Air Member for Supply and Organisation in 1981 and Controller of Aircraft in 1983.[3] He retired in 1986.[4]

He is a member of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.[2]

Family[edit]

He married Elspeth Campbell; they have two sons and two daughters.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(Supplement) no. 38906". The London Gazette. 9 May 1950. p. 2303. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "F1 World Council". Grand Prix.com. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Debrett's People of Today 1994
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1987
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Rex Roe
Air Member for Supply and Organisation
1981–1983
Succeeded by
Sir Michael Knight