Maurice Sutcliffe
John Robertson

Maurice Sutcliffe

Maurice William Sutcliffe
born 10.10.1922 Aston,Warwickshire
son of William Henry and Charlotte Sutcliffe
brother of Charles Francis Sutcliffe,KIA 5.1.1943 age 21 Tunisia as Lt 1 Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers
educated St Paul's School,London until 1940
enlisted 1940 East Surrey Regiment
165 OCTU,Dunbar,East Lothian
commissioned 1 Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers 1942 (2Lt 233307)
WIA 18.2.1943 Tunisia
Air Liaison Officer,98 Squadron,RAF Bomber Command 1944
Air Liaison Officer,RAF in Italy
Force 266 SOE (Yugoslavia) (Captain) 1944-45
1 Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers (Adjutant) postwar
Liaisoin Officer,R.N. Helicopter Squadron,Malaya
qualified as pilot,Middle Wallop,Hampshire 1954
No 6 Flight,Army Air Corps 1957
RAF Staff College,Bracknell,Berkshire 1959
Exchange post,U.S. Army Aviation Center,Fort Rucker,Alabama
C.O. 1 Wing,Army Air Corps (Lt Colonel) 1960s
appointed O.B.E. 1.1.1966
Army Air Corps Branch,War Office 1967
Commander of Aviation,Army Strategic Command
retired as Brigadier 1977
British Aerospace representative,King Faisal Air Academy,Riyadh,Saudi Arabia (10 years)
married Susan Leonard 1952 (dissolved 1977) (4 sons Michael,David,Sean and Nicholas,1 daughter Vanessa)
married Pamela Smith (nee Threlfall) 1997 (1 stepson James Smith)
died 8.4.2019
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