DAILY TELEGRAPH – OBITUARY AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR ANTHONY SKINGSLEY

skingsley copySir Anthony Skingsley held a series of influential post in the RAF and in NATO.  After an early flying career centred on the Canberra and later the Victor, he commanded RAF Laarbruch in Germany before a series of key appointments in MoD where he was responsible for planning and costing the future RAF programme.  Then began a number of increasingly important appointments, first at SHAPE and then as the Commander in Chief in RAF Germany with the dual role of Commander Second Allied Tactical Air Force (2 ATAF).  His final appointment was as Deputy Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Central Europe at a time of great international political change following the collapse of the Soviet Union.  His warm personality, linguistic skills and sharp intellect made him a very popular and effective commander.

To read full obituary click HERE

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s