British Marshal Named to NATO Post
CASTEAU, Belgium (AP) _ British Air Marshal Sir Anthony Skingsley has been named commander of NATO’s Second Allied Tactical Air Force, the alliance said Thursday.
Skingsley, 53, will take over April 13 at the Moenchengladbach, West Germany, headquarters. He replaced Air Marshal Sir David Parry-Evans, 51, who is returning to the British Ministry of Defense in London as a deputy chief of staff.
The Second Allied Tactical Air Force’s responsibilities in peacetime include round-the-clock surveillance and defense of airspace in northern West Germany to the Danish border, as well as in Belgium, the Netherlands and in part of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.