Directors - DAN AIR REMEMBERED

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ABOUT
Mr. KELVIN V KELLAWAY
Kelvin initially had industrial training with Bristol Siddeley Engines Limited (now Rolls Royce Bristol Division) 1957-62 and attended the Bristol College of Science & Technology in 1962 gaining a Diploma in Technology Hons.2/1 (Engineering)
In 1962 he joined Bristol Siddeley (BS Engines Ltd) as design engineer.He then had a period 1962-64 as service overhaul representative in France and Australia, before joining Rolls Royce Bristol Engine Division in Coventry as Chief Service Engineer followed by a period as Programme Manager for the company in Yugoslavia and Romania on a joint ‘JUROM' project involving licence manufacture of Viper 601 engines. After three years with Rolls Royce Canada in Montreal he returned to UK to become Managing Director of Caledonian Airmotive at Prestwick, Scotland.In 1989 he was appointed Managing Director of Dan-Air Engineering, later to become Managing Director of FLS Aerospace when the company was taken over.Finally in 1993 he moved to Lucas Aerospace Ltd., in Solihull, to become Director Customer Satisfaction and Quality.He retired from Lucas on 30th June 1999.
Kelvin is currently a Non-Executive Director of SIFCO Turbine Components Ltd and Trustee and Member of the Executive of the Aviation Training Association (ATA).
Kelvin has been a member of the IFA Executive Council since 1989 and was appointed a Trustee at the 1993 AGM in Kuala Lumpur and will continue to act as a Trustee as well as being Vice Chairman of the E.C
Mr. F. Horridge R.I.P
Was one of a number of RAF-trained engineers who helped to create the aeronautical and aviation industries of postwar Britain. The package holiday boom that began in the 1970s and the market for Mediterranean retirement villas were both dependent on the engineering skills of men such as Horridge. He rose through the ranks of Dan Air before joining the board. As Deputy Chairman



Sir Ian attended Queen's College, Oxford. Only nine months into his degree he undertook flying training with the RAF and was commissioned in 1944. He flew sorties against nationalist insurgents in Indonesia in 1945. Having decided upon a flying career, he decided not return to Oxford after WW2 in 1945. Instead he went on to an action-packed career on operations in many international post-war flashpoints, as Britain and other nations withdrew from their colonial empires. His RAF career saw him in active service against communist rebels during the Malayan Emergency in 1948, where he won the DFC, Laotian incursions into Thailand in 1962 and again against Indonesian troops during the Sukarno regime's confrontation with Malaysia in Borneo in 1964. Injuries suffered when he ejected from a ground attack training aircraft at low level in the early 1970s put an end to his flying days. But he successfully switched to air traffic management, becoming successively deputy controller and controller of National Air Traffic Services, managing all military and civil flying in this country at a time of dramatic expansion in commercial air traffic.
Ian was appointed KCB in 1982 and retired from the RAF in 1984. He then became vice-chairman, and later Chairman of Dan Air before it was taken over by British Airways in 1992.

Sir Ian Pedder
Ian Pedder had a packed career, in war flashpoints, as Britain and other nations withdrew from their colonial empires. Ian Pedder flew sorties against nationalist nsurgents in Indonesia in 1945, communist rebels during the Malayan Emergency in 1948, where he won the DFC, Laotian incursions into Thailand in 1962 and again against Indonesian troops during the Sukarno regime’s confrontation with Malaysia in Borneo in 1964. Injuries suffered when he ejected from a ground attack training aircraft at low level in the early 1970s put an end to his flying days. But he successfully switched to air traffic management, becoming successively deputy controller and controller of National Air Traffic Services, managing all military and civil flying in this country at a time of dramatic expansion in commercial air traffic. Ian was appointed KCB in 1982 and retired from the RAF in 1984. then became vice chairman, and later Chairman of Dan Air before it was taken over by British Airways
     
Mr. Charles.R. Whyte - Group Managing Director (1992)

Capt. R.E Atkins - Personel
Joined Dan Air from the RAF in November 1955. He joined the board in May 1963 as chief pilot. He then went on to become Operations Director and Personel Director. He was also the chief flying pilot.

Mr. Robin Wicks - Head Of International Sales
Robin Wicks is still working. He is the CEO of an International Hotel Group

Frank Tapling
Frank Gregory Tapling was born at Birkenhead on July 8 1920 and educated at the local grammar school. He was an all-round athlete and was awarded his colours for rugby and cricket. He joined Lever Brothers in 1937 and enlisted in the TA the following year. Commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1943, he was attached to the 4th Battalion the Welch Regiment for the remainder of the campaign in north-west Europe. His outstanding leadership over many months was recognised by the award of an MC.

After the war Tapling rejoined the TA and served with the Cheshire Regiment, the North Staffordshire Regiment and the Surreys. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration in 1951 and received a Bar in 1961. He returned to Lever Brothers and became marketing manager of Rank Hovis.
In 1969 he joined Dan Air Services as commercial director and played a notable part in the expansion of the company’s passenger and freight services. After retiring, he was active in charitable work . In his later years, he enjoyed playing golf, and was captain of Woking Golf Club. He died December 7 2011



   
Mr.Errol Cossey - Associate Director
To Air Europe / Air 2000 / Flying Colours / Airworld/ JMC /  First Choice (Resigned at merger) - Consultant to Britannia & Thomson Airways
 
Mr. D.F. Frost
Joined the Dan Air Board as ead of information technology


Simon Poulton
Finance Director (1992)

Mr. H.B. Olsen
Group Managing Director, who came from Cathay Pacific having 25 years of aviation experience.


Mr Jim Brown
Mr. Bryn V.S Williams - Associate Director

Berlin Airlift Veteran Bryn was a Welshman with RAF credits.
 
Mr. D.J. Siddaway
Charter Sales / Finance
 
Malcolm Davis
Anthony H Langsworth
Mr Martin O'Regan
Went on, with others, to form Air Europe

Mr Ron A Pigeon
Joined as Commercial Manager in 1955, he died in 1970

Mr Roy Phillips
MR H.N. Martin
Mrs Barbara Philips
Company Solicitor

Mr. Ron Smith
Technical Director
Ron joined Dan Air in 1958 as deputy chief inspector. He took over the Chief inspector position a decade later. By 1971 he became Technical Director. He was appointed to the board in 1979 where he served until 1985. He retained a consultancy for a further year. He had a distinguised RAF Service background which saw him serve as both a flight engineer and pilot with the force for four years from 1942. His first position in Civil Aviationo was with now defunct airline Aquilla Airways. He dies in 1988

Mr Frank Horridge
Managing Director


Mr David Herbert
Assistant Group Secretary / Company Solicitor


Mr. D.L. Bernstein - Charter
Mr. L.C. Crockford
Mr. W.J. Crosby - Technical Director (1992)
Mr. E.M Davies - Group Secretary
Mr. John W. Davies
Mr K.M Davies - Contracts
Mr. J Denman - Finance (1992)
Mr. E.T. Evans - Associate Director
Mr. John. Fitzgerald - UK Sales Director (1992) From Cathay Pacific
Mr. E.C. Hartwell
Mr. E.G. Hutchinson - Managing Director
Mr. W. Jones - Operations Director
Capt. John E.C. Mayes - Director Airline Operations (1992)
Mr. Ian MacDougall - General Manager of revenue performance (1992) From Diners Club
Mr Edward J Mordaunt
Mr.R.F. Newman - Group Commerical
Mr. C.E. Powell - Sales And Marketing
Mr. Timothy J. Redburn - Group Finance (1992)
Mr. G.C. Ruffle
Mr. Peter. H. Ryan - Dan Air Chairman (1992)
Mr. E.E. Warris
Mr.George. E Yeomans - Public Relations


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