Nick Bray

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Nick Bray
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1983 –
Rank Air Commodore
Commands held RAF Regiment (2012–13)
RAF Honington (2009–11)
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Air Commodore Nicholas "Nick" Bray, CBE is a Royal Air Force officer. He served as Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment from 2012 to 2013.

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] He served in the former Republic of Yugoslavia from April to November 1993,[5] for which he was awarded a Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service 'in recognition of [his] services".[5][6] As part of the half-yearly promotions, he was promoted to squadron leader on 1 January 1996,[7] and to wing commander on 1 January 2001.[8]

On 1 July 2007, he was promoted to group captain.[9] He was appointed station commander of RAF Honington in February 2009.[10] 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.[11] Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours,[12] Bray was made Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment in January the same year.[13][14] In May 2013, he relinquished the appointment.[13]

References[edit]

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