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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Name  David Cousins
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Role  Singer-songwriter
Years of service  1961–1998
Rank  Air Chief Marshal

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Commands held  Personnel and Training Command No. 38 (Transport) Group RAF College Cranwell RAF Laarbruch
Awards  Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath Air Force Cross
Movies  Strawbs: Acoustic Strawbs: Live in Toronto
Albums  Old School Songs, Two Weeks Last Summer, The Boy in the Sailor Suit, Hummingbird, Hero and Heroine

Education  University of Leicester

Air Chief Marshal Sir David Cousins, is a retired senior Royal Air Force (RAF) commander.


RAF career

Cousins joined the RAF in 1961 and spent three years at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. He then had a number of operational flying tours, initially flying Lightnings in the air defence role in the UK and with RAF Germany and then Buccaneers for RAF Germany. In 1983 he became Station Commander at RAF Laarbruch, home to two RAF Squadrons flying Jaguars and Tornados.

He then held a number of staff appointments in air plans, operational requirements and operations. Following attendance at the Royal College of Defence Studies, he held a number of senior air rank positions on the Air Staff at the Ministry of Defence, in the MoD Procurement Executive, as Commandant of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and, from 1994, as Air Officer Commanding No. 38 (Transport) Group. He was appointed Air Member for Personnel on the Air Force Board and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Personnel and Training Command in May 1995 and served in that role until he retired in August 1998.

Cousins has served as Honorary Air Commodore of No. 7630 (Volunteer Reserve) Intelligence Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force since August 2008: the unit provides support for intelligence analysis and briefings. He has also served as the controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund.


He is married to Maggie. He has three children.


David Cousins Wikipedia

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