Canadian-born Sir David Evans spent most of his early career as a fighter pilot, initially on Spitfires in Italy and then Typhoons during the later stages of the war in Europe when he flew ground attack operations. He remained in Germany on Tempests before commanding No 11 Squadron at Fassberg flying the Venom. As a wing commander he commanded the flying wing at Coltishall operating Javelins, Hunters and Lightnings before his appointment as station commander of RAF Gutersloh in Germany. As AOC No 1 (Bomber) Group he flew the Vulcan on visits to North America. As the Commander-in-Chief of Strike Command he negotiated the first appearance of the RAF at Exercise Red Flag at Nellis AFB in Nevada. His final appointment was as VCDS (Personnel & Logisitics). Sir David represented Great Britain in the Winter Olympics of 1964 when he was the pilot of the four-man bobsleigh. He was made an honorary citizen of four North American cities including Winnipeg. He was appointed GCB and CBE. He died aged 95.
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