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Kevin Kellaway
Sir. IAN M PEDDLER

When Sir Ian left the RGS, he went to Queen's College, Oxford. Only nine months into his degree he undertook flying training with the RAF and was commissioned in 1944. He did not return to Oxford 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.
Ian Pedder flew sorties against nationalist insurgents 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. He then became vice-chairman, and later Chairman of Dan Air before it was taken over by British Airways in 1992.
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
Ian Peddler 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. 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


Capt. R.E Atkins - Personel
Mr. D.L. Bernstein - Charter
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. L.C. Crockford
Mr. W.J. Crosby - Technical Director (1992)
Mr. E.M Davies - Group Secretary
Mr. J.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. D.F. Frost
Mr. D.P. Herbert
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.R.F. Newman - Group Commerical
Mr. H.B. Olsen
Mr. B.M. O'Regan - Sales Director
Mr. R.A. Pigeon - Commerical Manager
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. D.J. Siddaway - Charter Sales
Mr. Ron .J. Smith - Assiciate Director
Mr. E.E. Warris
Mr. Robin Wicks - Head Of International Sales
Mr. Charles.R. Whyte - Group Managing Director (1992)
Mr.George .E Yeomans - Public Relations
Mr. B.V.S Williams - Associate Director
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