Senior airman lands LA job
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AN AIR Vice-Marshall has been appointed chairman of the Traffic Commissioners and Licensing Authority for the Metropolitan Traffic Area.
Ronald Ashford succeeds Anthony Robertson, who retires on August 10 after 12 years' service. He is currently director general of personal services with the Royal Air Force, but his 33-year career with the RAF includes service as commander, South Maritime Air Region and director, Defence Intelligence Staff. I lis new appointment follows an open competition for the post run by the Civil Service Commissioners and the Department of Transport.
His predecessor, who retires on his 70th birthday, spent 22 years as a civil servant, and was assistant secretary at the Department of Transport from 1964 to 1973.
Before his civil service career he was a soldier, working on the legal side of army affairs after passing his bar exams while a prisoner of war in Germany.