Denis Spotswood

Denis Spotswood

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Denis Spotswood

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Denis Frank Spotswood, GCB, CBE, DSO, DFC (26 September 1916 – 11 November 2001) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force. He fought in the Second World War as a flying boat pilot and then as a coastal reconnaissance squadron commander during Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa. He served as a station commander in the late 1940s and early 1950s before becoming a senior air commander in the late 1950s. As the Chief of the Air Staff in the early 1970s he had a major role in implementing the defence savings demanded by the Heath Government in the face of economic difficulties at the time.

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Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
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11 November 2001
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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