Group Captain David Angela RIP

19th July 1938 – 15th November 2018




David joined the Royal Air Force as a National Serviceman in 1958, having previously been a Chartered Surveyor, but decided that the RAF was the career for him and signed on.  After pilot training and the award of his wings, winning the Sword of Honour on the way, he was posted to 202 Squadron at Aldergrove as a co-pilot on Hastings. Following the tour on 202 Squadron, David became a QFI and was subsequently seconded to the RNZAF as a Harvard instructor. His Harvard is currently on display at the RNZAF Museum. On his return to UK, he went back into the training world at Leeming, before Staff College and then a staff tour at Rheindahlen. Returning to the UK, in ’79-’82 he became OC Ops at Finningley, where he reacquainted himself with 202 Squadron, which was then headquartered there. After that, a tour in the Washington Embassy, MOD, a return to Washington, now as Director of the British Defence Intelligence Staff. Finally, he was Defence Attaché in our embassy in Wellington, NZ.



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Ex OC 202 Sqn 1977/78 ?


Passed away as a result of a heart attack on 21st / 22nd November 2018


Funeral to be held on Thursday 13th December

at St John’s the Baptist Church at Instow

followed by a wake at The Quay


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