Rex Roe

Sir Rex Roe
Born (1925-05-04)4 May 1925
Died 3 November 2002(2002-11-03) (aged 77)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1943–81
Rank Air Chief Marshal
Commands held Air Member for Supply and Organisation (1978–81)
Support Command (1977–78)
Training Command (1976–77)
RAF Syerston (1967–69)
No. 204 Squadron (1960–62)
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Air Force Cross
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air (2)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Rex David Roe, GCB, AFC (4 May 1925 – 3 November 2002) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.

RAF career

Educated at the City of London School and the University of London, Roe joined the Royal Air Force in 1943 during the Second World War.[1] He was appointed Officer Commanding No. 204 Squadron in 1960 and became Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters No. 18 Group in 1964.[2] He went on to be Station Commander at RAF Syerston in 1967, Director of RAF Flying Training in 1969 and Deputy Controller, Aircraft at the MoD Procurement Executive in 1972.[2] After that he was made Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters Near East Air Force in 1974.[2] He was made Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at RAF Training Command in January 1976 and personally took delivery of the new Hawk in November of that year flying it himself into RAF Valley.[3] His last appointments were as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at RAF Support Command in 1977 and as Air Member for Supply and Organisation in 1978 before he retired in 1981.[2]


  1. Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. 1 2 3 4 Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation – Air Chief Marshal Sir Rex Roe
  3. Hawk – First Delivery The Hawker Association newsletter, No. 13 Summer 2006
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Neville Stack
Commander-in-Chief Training Command
Succeeded by
Post disbanded
Preceded by
Sir Reginald Harland
Commander-in-Chief Support Command
Succeeded by
Sir Keith Williamson
Preceded by
Sir John Nicholls
Air Member for Supply and Organisation
Succeeded by
Sir John Rogers
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