Air Marshal GRAEME ‘BLACK’ ROBERTSON CBE, BA, FRAeS, FRSA was born in Woodford, Essex in 1945. He entered the RAF College Cranwell in 1963 and five years later began his operational career on 8 Squadron, flying Hunters in Bahrain. A long association with the Phantom followed, including tours on 6 and 56 Squadrons, a USAF exchange, and command of both 92 Squadron in Germany and, briefly, 23 Squadron in the Falklands. In the mid-80s, as Station Commander RAF Wattisham, he was appointed ADC to HM The Queen. It was his last flying post until he returned to Germany in the early-90s, first as the Deputy Commander and thereafter as Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group. His final appointment was as Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander-in-Chief, RAF Strike Command. He retired from the RAF in 1998.
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