Nick Bray

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Air Commodore Nicholas 'Nick' Bray, CBE is a British Royal Air Force officer. He previously served as Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment.

Military career[edit]

On 29 July 1983, the then Aircraftman Bray was commissioned into the Security Branch or the Royal Air Force as an acting pilot officer. He was given the service number 8024046L.[1] He was regraded to pilot officer on 29 January 1984.[2] He was promoted to flying officer on 29 January 1986,[3] and to flight lieutenant on 29 January 1990.[4] Between April 1993 and November 1993, he served in the former Republic of Yugoslavia.[5] As part of the half-yearly promotions, he was promoted to squadron leader on 1 January 1996,[6] and to wing commander on 1 January 2001.[7]

On 1 July 2007, he was promoted to group captain.[8] He was appointed station commander of RAF Honington in February 2009.[9] In 2011, as part of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, he served as an adviser in the Ministry of the Interior. He also acted as the lead planner of the Afghan National Police.[10] In January 2012, he was appointed Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment.[11][12] In May 2013, he relinquished the appointment.[11]

Honours and decorations[edit]

On 26 April 1994, Bray was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service 'in recognition of services in the former Republic of Yugoslavia during the period April 1993 to November 1993'.[5][13] In the 2012 New Year Honours, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 49455. p. 11168. 22 August 1983. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 49671. p. 3639. 12 March 1984. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 50446. p. 3093. 3 March 1986. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 52060. p. 2651. 26 February 1990. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  5. ^ a b The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 53653. p. 6168. 25 April 1994. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54265. pp. 68–70. 29 December 1995. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56078. pp. 14622–14623. 2 January 2001. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58381. p. 9552. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  9. ^ "New Station Commander at RAF Honington". RAF Honington. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "CCF Biannual Inspection". Royal Russell School. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "SENIOR ROYAL AIR FORCE APPOINTMENTS" (pdf). gulabin.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Queen Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s week, starting February 13". 22 February 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Armed Forces: Operational Service Honours". The Indep. 7 May 1994. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  14. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60009. p. 6. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Russell La Forte
Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Andrew Hall