|Sir Thomas Warne-Browne|
|Born||21 June 1898|
|Died||13 October 1962 64)(aged|
|Service/|| Royal Navy (1917–18)|
Royal Air Force (1918–53)
|Years of service||1917–53|
|Commands held|| Maintenance Command (1949–52)|
No. 43 Group (1946)
No. 22 Squadron (1934–35)
No. 811 Squadron (1933–34)
|Battles/wars|| First World War |
Second World War
|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 served as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Maintenance Command from 1949 to 1952.
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is a third level military decoration awarded to officers, and since 1993 ratings and other ranks, of the British Armed Forces, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and British Merchant Navy, and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.
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Warne-Browne served with the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force in the First World War being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for a reconnaissance over Bruges and Blankenberge under heavy anti-aircraft fire in March 1918.He was appointed Officer Commanding No. 22 Squadron in 1934 and a Squadron Commander at No. 1 Flying Training School in 1936. Later that year he became Senior Engineering Officer at RAF Gosport. He also served in the Second World War as Senior Engineer Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Coastal Command from 1942 until the end of the war. 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 and retiring in 1953.
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He lived at Chilbolton near Stockbridge in Hampshire.
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Sir Cyril Cooke
| Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Maintenance Command |
| Succeeded by|
Sir Leslie Harvey