Sir David Evans
|Service/||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1944–83|
|Rank||Air Chief Marshal|
|Commands held||Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff (1981–83)|
Strike Command (1977–80)
Vice-Chief of the Air Staff (1976–77)
No. 1 Group (1973–75)
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air
Educated in Canada, Evans was commissioned into the Royal Air Force as a pilot officer under an emergency commission on 7 April 1944 during the Second World War. He underwent pilot training in Canada and he then completed in operational training in Ismaïlia in Egypt. On 7 October 1944, he was promoted to flying officer (war substantive). He was promoted to flight lieutenant (war substantive) on 7 April 1946. His promotion to flying officer was confirmed on 30 September 1947 with seniority from 7 April 1946. Evans was promoted to the substantive rank of flight lieutenant on 29 October 1948, with promotions to squadron leader on 1 October 1954, to wing commander on 1 July 1959 and to group captain on 1 July 1964.
In 1973 Evans was made Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group, in 1976 he was appointed Vice Chief of the Air Staff and he went on to be Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Strike Command the following year. He was Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff from 1981 to 1983.
On 9 June 1955, Squadron Leader Evans was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air.
Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson
| Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff
Sir Peter Herbert
Sir Nigel Maynard
| Commander-in-Chief RAF Strike Command
Sir Keith Williamson
Sir Ruthven Wade
| Vice-Chief of the Air Staff
Sir Peter Terry
| Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group
Sir Michael Pollock
| King of Arms of the Order of the Bath
Sir Brian Kenny
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