Laurence Jones

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Sir Laurence Jones

25th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
10 October 1990 – 27 September 1995
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Sir Laurence New
Succeeded by Sir Timothy Daunt
Personal details
Born (1933-01-18)18 January 1933
Died 27 September 1995(1995-09-27) (aged 62)
Nationality British
Alma mater Trinity School
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service Royal Air Force
Years of service 1951–1990
Rank Air Marshal
Commands Air Member for Personnel (1987–90)
RAF Wittering (1975–77)
No. 92 Squadron (1967–70)
No. 8 Squadron (1961–63)
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Air Force Cross

Air Marshal Sir Laurence Alfred Jones, KCB, AFC (18 January 1933 – 27 September 1995) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.

RAF career

Educated at Trinity School, Jones joined the Royal Air Force in 1951.[1] He was made Officer Commanding No. 8 Squadron in 1961 and Officer Commanding No. 92 Squadron in 1967.[1] He was appointed Station Commander at RAF Wittering in 1975 and Director of Operations (Air Support) in 1977 before becoming Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Strike Command in 1982.[1] He then went on to be Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) in 1984, Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Programmes) in 1985 and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in 1986 before being appointed Air Member for Personnel in 1987 and retiring in 1990.[1]

In retirement he became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d "L A Jones". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. ^ "List of Governors of the Isle of Man". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  3. ^ Paxton, J. (1990). "The Statesman's Year-Book 1990-91". Macmillan. p. 1,369. ISBN 978-0-333-39154-9.
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Skingsley
Air Member for Personnel
Succeeded by
Sir David Parry-Evans
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Laurence New
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Succeeded by
Sir Timothy Daunt
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