Was a certain person an officer in the RAF 1971-972?

R.D.H. Custance made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Defence

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

Can you please tell me whether Peter John Metcalfe was an officer in the RAF in 1971-1972, either at Cranwell or as a serving officer elsewhere? The former is by far the more likely as he had left school only in 1971. I do not believe, however, that he could have become a qualified officer in only one year, and why did he serve for such a short period of time?

My reason for asking is that Peter John Metcalfe has long claimed to have been in the RAF but would never give any details and he now openly claims to have been a Pilot Officer in 1971-1972 as part of his CV in which he advertises his qualifications to be a flying instructor at South Warwickshire Flying School. His claim appears on his personal website:
www. petermetcalfe.co.uk

It seems to me to be entirely wrong - though unfortunately not illegal - to claim falsely to have been a serving RAF officer when the false claim might mislead the public in such an important matter as a flying instructor's qualifications. A false claim might place in jeopardy public safety.

I do not have Mr. Metcalfe's exact address in 1971 but he lived in South London and attended Raynes Park Grammar School

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Roger Custance

Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER),

Dear Dr Custance

 

Your request has been logged under our reference 2017/02590 and the target
date for response is  24 March 2017.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Air Command Secretariat

 

Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER),

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Dear Dr Custance

 

Please find attached response to your FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Air Command Secretariat

 

 

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