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Sir Thomas Warne-Browne
Born 21 July 1898
Died 13 October 1962
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held No. 22 Squadron
No. 43 Group
RAF Maintenance Command
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Cross

Air Marshal Sir Thomas Arthur Warne-Browne KBE CB DSC (21 July 1898 – 13 October 1962) was a senior Royal Air Force officer who became Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Maintenance Command.

RAF careerEdit

Warne-Browne served with the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force in World War I being awarded the DFC for a reconnaissance over Bruges and Blankenberge under heavy anti-aircraft fire in March 1918.[1] He was appointed Officer Commanding No. 22 Squadron in 1934 and a Squadron Commander at No. 1 Flying Training School in 1936.[1] Later that year he became Senior Engineering Officer at RAF Gosport.[1] He also served in World War II as Senior Engineer Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Coastal Command from 1942 until the end of the War.[1] After the War he became Air Officer Commanding No. 43 Group and then joined the Senior Technical Staff Officer at RAF Mediterranean and Middle East in 1947 before becoming Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at RAF Maintenance Command in 1949[2] and retiring in 1953.[3]

He lived at Chilbolton near Stockbridge in Hampshire.[4]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Cyril Cooke
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Maintenance Command
1949 – 1952
Succeeded by
Sir Leslie Harvey

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