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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Air Commodore Sir Archie Winskill, KCVO

Air Commodore Sir Archibald Little (Archie) Winskill, KCVO, CBE, DFC and Bar, AE, Captain of The Queen's Flight, 1968-82, and Extra Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II, died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, 9 Agust, 2005. He was aged 88.He was born 24 January, 1917, son of James Winskill.Career: - ->>Fighter Pilot in the Battle of Britain; European and North African theatres; evaded capture in enemy territory, in occupied France, 1941, and in Tunisia 1943; Post War: graduate Army Staff College; Flying College; Air Adviser to the Belgian Government; Station Commander, RAF Turnhouse & Duxford; Group Captain, Operations Germany; Air Attache at Paris; Director of Public Relations, Ministry of Defence (RAF); Captain of The Queen's Flight, 1968-82; received Freedom of the City of London, 1978.Awarded the DFC in 1941 (received Bar to DFC in 1943); appointed CBE in 1960; CVO in 1973, and advanced to KCVO in 1980.Sir Archie married in 1947, Christiane Amilie Pauline, daughter of M. Bailleux, of Calais, France,by whom he had one son (deceased) and one daughter.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 August, 2005.


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