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Air Vice Marshal David Crwys-Williams CB

Air Vice Marshal David Crwys-Williams CB

DAVID Crwys-Williams was born in 1940 and educated at Oakham School. He entered the RAF College, Cranwell, in 1958 and graduated as a pilot in 1961.

Following tours on Beverley transport aircraft and as an ADC he commanded No.46 Squadron (Andovers), did a tour as OC Operations at Masirah in the Oman, and then attended the Army Staff College.

After a time as Personal Staff Officer to the C-in-C Near East Air Force and Commander British Forces Cyprus, he became OC No.230 Squadron (Puma helicopters) and then served as a Personnel Officer in the Air Secretary’s Department.

In 1979 he became Deputy Director of Air Plans in MOD and subsequently commanded RAF Shawbury, the RAF’s main helicopter and air traffic control training station. He was promoted to Air Commodore and attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1985, after which he became Director of Air Support, and subsequently Director of Air Force Staff Duties.

Promoted to Air Vice-Marshal on 1st July 1988, he was Commander British Forces Falkland Islands from August 1988 to August 1989. Subsequently he became Director-General of RAF Personal Services until October 1992.

David Crwys-Williams was appointed Deputy Managing Director of The Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) in February 1993 and became Group Managing Director from November 1993 to 2005.

He has previously been Executive Chairman of The European Broadcasting Corporation and was the founding Managing Director of Teleport London International (TLI) and Visua Ltd. He is Chairman of The New Island South Conservation Trust, a Governor of Amersham and Wycombe College, and Trustee of the RAF Museum and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as well as of The British Forces Foundation.

He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1990. He and his wife, Suzie, have three grown up children: Huw, Kirsty and Claire.

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Iron Maiden legend at ‘Submarine Oscars’

October 8, 2018

Iron Maiden leader sign Bruce Dickinson was guest of honour at the ‘submarine Oscars’ sponsored by The British Forces Foundation.

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BFF Ball success

July 26, 2018

Guests at the 2018 BFF Summer Ball – sponsored by Seven Investment Management – raised more than £30,000 for the charity’s morale-boosting work.

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Morale boost for troops on Op CABRIT

April 12, 2018

More than 600 British troops currently deployed on Op CABRIT in Estonia and Poland have just been treated to morale-boosting shows courtesy of The British Forces Foundation.

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Entertaining troops in the Middle East

March 25, 2018

The British Forces Foundation has just returned from the Middle East having entertained hundreds of troops with morale-boosting comedy shows.

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BFF Panto Bus success

March 6, 2018

The British Forces Foundation Panto Bus has enjoyed another hugely successful February half-term tour.

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BFF helps stage ‘Submarine Oscars’

November 13, 2017

The British Forces Foundation helped HM Naval Base Clyde roll out the red carpet recently for their first ever “Submarine Oscars”.

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Scrapper’s Cup invitation

August 15, 2017

Rugby League fans are in for a real treat this Saturday with the annual Scrapper’s Cup hosted by Sherburn Bears ARLFC.

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Prudential Ride London 100

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Team BFF on conquering the 2017 Prudential Ride London 100 mile bike race.

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