Group Captain David Alan Baron OBE

Group Captain David Alan Baron OBE

03.02.1941 - 24.12.2020

Group Captain David Alan Baron OBE passed away on 24/12/2020. David began his flying career in the Royal Air Force as an officer in 1960 and retired in February 1996 after 36 years of service. David was awarded the Order of the British Empire in the New Years Honours list in 1984.

David was a trustee of Tangmere Military Museum in 2003 and was appointed chairman in 2006 and embraced this role with both dedication and enthusiasm.

David was happily married to Vivienne for 56 years, an exceptional gentleman who will always be remembered with great love.

Roger Siswick


In 198o, I had the privilege to serve with, as he was then, Wing Commander Baron, Officer Commanding No 14 Squadron, I am greatly saddened to here, only lately, of his passing. He inspired me to do my best and rewarded loyalty and honesty, how rare.
He was a memorable and generous leader, persuasive, fair and caring for those under his command. In difficult and testing scenarios during that tour and also socially he was always at the helm and a true gentleman. I have never forgotten the inspirational example and steadfast support he offered me during that period of the Cold War.

David Chalmers Christie


Group Captain Baron was my boss at RAF Church Fenton when I was posted there as a junior Officer straight out of IoT. He was an incredible and inspiring man in many ways...firm yet fair. Just read of his passing and my sincere condolences to the family.

Quentin Letts


I will miss his emails, which had the clarity and economy of cockpit signals.
In salute,
Quentin Letts.



So sorry to read of David's departure. I worked with him over a number of years at the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum and always enjoyed the many aviation related debates we had and the warm sense of companionship they engendered. A fine man and a real loss to the world of aviation history

Michelle Oliver


Dear Dad and Pa

Thankyou for everything , love you always ... until we meet again x

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