Col Duncan Aran
Col Aran has been involved in the UK based WW1 and WW2 US Military Heritage/Living History and museum interpretation sector for over 40 years. Being an avid , Military vehicle preservation, Militaria specialist and historical researcher. He is a telecommunications and video collaboration engineering service manager by profession, He has worked in that sector for over 30 years with a number of global telecommunication companies, providing services in many countries around the world, EMEA, US, APAC and LATAM. He has experience for over ten years serving as a Commissioned Officer in the British Army Cadet force, as a military instructor.
Col Gary Dean
Wing Executive Officer
Col Dean is a Programme / Project professional with a wealth of experience covering Contracts, Risk, Facilities Management and Supply Chain requirements.
He is an avid WW2 re-enactor focusing on USAAF Fighter Pilot. He has built a full scale interactive P51 Mustang Fighter Cockpit that is recognised on the Historic Military display circuit. He is a keen pro-active supporter of Living History Events in both the UK and USA believing that History should have a Future. He is a Life Member of the 361st FG Museum and a regular exhibitor at numerous USAAF Museums / Events..
Col Dean is a Volunteer in the USA with 8 years current experience on a number of WW2 Warbirds ranging from 4 engined Bombers to Fighters and is always looking to expand his repertoire so that he can continue to enhance his knowledge and his ability to educate current generations on the technical advances and sacrifices that ‘The Greatest Generation’ endured.
Col Howard Aran
Wing Safety officer
Col Aran is a member of the CAF UK wing, he is an avid military historian and collector specialising in US Army / USAAF history from WW1 to the Cold War periods, with over 40 years’ experience in this field.
Col Aran has restored and owns several historic military vehicles including WW2 jeeps and Dodges, and more Modern USAF military machines.
He has a wealth of knowledge in WW1 and WW2 historical uniforms weapons and field equipment.
Col Aran is a Communications IT senior engineer by profession, he has over 6 years’ experience serving as a qualified British Army (ACF) Under-Officer instructor.
Col Aran is a current certified CAA drone Pilot, and qualified Aviation IATA technical security specialist.
Col Elizabeth Aran
Wing Finance Officer
Col Aran has been involved with the US Military historical living history and re-enactment arena for over 30 years. She owns a Historic WW1 US military vehicle and is a collector specialising in US Women’s Military uniform and equipment from 1900 through to 1950. Col Aran is a finance and administration professional by profession and has worked in the automotive main dealership network, and is currently working in the Automotive supply chain for a major US based brand distributor in UK. She has experience in the, finance stocks and shares dealing investment arena, as well as Automotive administration and pensions sectors.
Col Christopher Netherclift
Col Netherclift is a medical device professional, having spent over 25 years in the dental sector. He ran the UK subsidiary of a major US dental device manufacturer for several years and is now a business consultant with both industry and the dental profession.
A keen military historian of Twentieth Century conflicts, he holds an MA degree in the History of Britain in the First World War from the University of Wolverhampton. Military aviation has been a special interest and Colonel Netherclift has been an air cadet and served in the RAFVR in a University Air Squadron. As well as the CAF, he is a member of the Western Front Association, Great War Group and Cross and Cockade International.
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The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is a 501 (c) 3 Texas non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft. The organization's headquarters offices are based in Dallas, Texas, at Dallas Executive Airport. At this time the organization has more than 11,000 members and has a fleet of more than 175 World War II aircraft. CAF United Kingdom is a UK based branch of the Worldwide CAF organisation.
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