Air Commodore R L (Ray) Dixon, FRAeS, RAF (ret)
It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of Ray Dixon at the age of 63 following a very brave and dignified fight against Leukemia over the last two years.
Ray joined the RAF in 1970 and after fast jet training flew Phantoms with 43 Squadron at Leuchars (two tours) and also did tours at Wattisham and Conningsby, he attended RAAF Staff College in 1984.
He also served as O.C 19 Sqd in the late 80s then went on to be senior personnel officer 1990-94, Station Cdr RAF Mt Pleasant 1994-95, Chief Plans Branch Allied Forces Central Europe HQ 1995-97, sr air advsr NATO Forces Bosnia Herzegovina 1997, Cdr Br Forces Falkland Is 1998-99, sr mangr Air Def systems and sites UK and abroad 1999-2000, Inspr of Flight Safety RAF 2000-02, Dir Def Aviation Safety Centre 2002
Ray was an Upper Freeman in the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators; FRAeS.
After retirement Ray enjoyed fly fishing in the rivers around his home in Devon and sea fishing from a boats some of which he Skippered on the coasts around Devon and Dorset.
A great Husband, loving Father and inspirational Brother he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.