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Air Vice Marshal Allan Lancelot Addison Perry-Keene, CB, OBE (10 November 1898 – 16 March 1987) was a senior Royal Air Force officer who served as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Pakistan Air Force from 1947 to 1949.

Allan Perry-Keene
Born(1898-11-10)10 November 1898
Gateshead, England
Died16 March 1987(1987-03-16) (aged 88)
Andover, England
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army (1917–18)
Royal Air Force (1918–49)
Years of service1917–1949
RankAir Vice Marshal
Commands heldRoyal Pakistan Air Force (1947–49)
No. 2 (Indian) Group (1946)
No. 4 (Indian) Group (1946)
No. 227 Group (1946)
Battles/warsFirst World War
Second World War
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Mentioned in Despatches

Military careerEdit

Perry-Keene was a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War.

Later lifeEdit

In his later years, Perry-Keene wrote an autobiography titled Reflected Glory – An Autobiography. It was privately published in 1978.[1]

Military offices
New title
RPAF established
Commander-in-Chief, Royal Pakistan Air Force
Succeeded by
Richard Atcherley


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)