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Old 6th Feb 2014, 09:43   #21 (permalink)
 
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I think I met Ian Pedder's daughter once.......
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Old 6th Feb 2014, 09:52   #22 (permalink)
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She never mentioned you....
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Old 6th Feb 2014, 09:57   #23 (permalink)
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Bill Semple sat next to me on Heathrow GMC one day. Naturally, I offered him the chance to talk to a few aircraft.... but he politely declined! That video he "starred" in which we were all forced to watch was pretty dreadful. If you meet Marty Swann ask him about Bill....

I still have the list of staff featured in The Book and it shows Keith Williams reaching DATO(NATS) but not CNATS.

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I think Bill Semple was the last one.
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Bill Semple

Silly Bemple was the second Chief Executive of NATS, after Derek McLauchlan (who may or may not have also been the last Controller - if not, Tom Stonor was the last to hold that title).
In the early days, the military Controller was an AVM, but Ivor Broom, Ian Pedder and Tom Stonor were full Air Marshals (they would generally have served as DCNATS as an AVM before becoming controller. Civil Controllers got CBEs, military Controllers got knighthoods.

National Air Traffic Control Services lost "Control" when responsibility for ATC and its support services were transferred to the CAA when the Authority was founded in 1972. The sign outside LATCC had "control" painted out at this time, rather destroying its symmetry!

NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC
_CONTROL SERVICES
became
NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC
_________ SERVICES

From Whos Who (except *):

Air Vice-Marshal Sir Laurence (Frank) SINCLAIR GC: Controller, National Air Traffic Control Services, Ministry of Aviation and Ministry of Defence, 196266

Air Vice-Marshal John Bernard RUSSELL: Controller, National Air Traffic Control Services, BoT, 196669

Geoffrey Ward STALLIBRASS: Controller, National Air Traffic Services (Civil Aviation Authority/Ministry of Defence) 196974, Joint Field Commander, 196669

Sir Ivor (Gordon) BROOM: Controller, National Air Traffic Services 197477, Deputy Controller, 197274,;

William Charles Woodruff: Controller, National Air Traffic Services, 197781, DCNATS 1974-77

Sir Ian (Maurice) PEDDER: Controller NATS 198184, Deputy Controller, , 197781

Keith Robert MACK: Controller, NATS, 198588, Deputy Controller, NATS, 198384; DG Eurocontrol, 198993

Air Marshal Sir Thomas (Henry) STONOR: Controller, National Air Traffic Services, 198891 ; Dir of Control (Airspace Policy), NATS, 198586; Deputy Controller, NATS, 198688

Derek John Alexander McLAUCHLAN: Chief Exec., NATS, 199197, Dir Gen., Projects and Engineering, CAA, 198991

*Bill Semple: Chief Exec., NATS, 1997-?

*Colin Chisholm: Chief Exec., NATS, ?-2001, then Chief Ops Officer

Richard EVERITT: Chief Exec., NATS Ltd, 200104

*Paul Barron: Chief Exec., NATS Ltd, 2004-2010

Richard Simon DEAKIN: Chief Executive Officer, NATS, since 2010

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Re Ian Pedder

I was his driver for two years when he was Station Commander at RAF Chivenor. He was a gentleman and treated me well. Later when he was a AVM he paid a visit to Brawdy, when he saw me standing by a staff car, he came over and spoke with me for about 10 mins. Never saw him again, he was a good man and one I had total respect for.
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Lord Boyd-Carpenter ?????
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I think Lord Boyd Carpenter was chairman of the CAA. Other names that may have held that post, (I think), include:-
Sir Nigel Foulkes.
John Dent.
Christopher Tugendhat.
Christopher Chataway.
And possibly others that I can't remember offhand.
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Wasn't it Mr Tugendhat who demanded to know why the night shift at LATCC was manned because Heathrow was closed at night.
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I remember being part of a picket outside CAA HQ on Kingsway during the ATCA strike in the mid seventies. Some wag had a large placard on which was written 'For Foulkes sake give us the money'
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You could be right. Was it him (Mr Tug ) who asked on a visit, 'What time do you all pack up for the day and go home ?'
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I think it was him... Fairly typical of some of the people we had in charge of us at times!
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John (or was it 'Arthur') Dent visited Farnborough once to see if it was a suitable site for a new CAA House. He and some of his cronies went up the radar head in the lift, overloaded it by having too many people in it and got stuck!!
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AVM Sir Ian Pedder. Took over as CNATCS in August 1981. Had a gorgeous PA - I remember drinking champagne out of her shoe in the bar at Eastern Radar one evening.
Hi radarman I am that Private Secretary and I remember the evening very well! Thank you for the compliment! I have recounted the story many times, Sir Ian was a lovely man and I had some wonderful trips with him but no one else has ever drunk champagne out of my shoes!
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