Colonel David Mallam OBE

23 Sep 1937 - 07 Jul 2013

  • OBE medal

David Falcon Mallam began his military career at Sandhurst in 1957 and served with 3 Royal Tank Regiment before undertaking a number of staff posts.

In 1971 David served with the Para Sqn RAC and began a long association with airborne forces and the Army Air Corps, resulting in him becoming CO of 3 Regt AAC in 1975.

After concluding his military career as Commandant of the AAC Centre in 1985, David continued his association with airborne forces as Regimental Secretary of The Parachute Regiment in the late 1980s, where he was a driving force behind the 50th anniversary of the formation of airborne forces - PARA 90.

Always a passionate supporter of heritage, David invested a great deal of time with the Army Air Corps Museum at Middle Wallop and, latterly, provided tremendous support to the Airborne Assault Museum at Duxford, and, in particular, ParaData. Travelling around the country David interviewed many veterans and cajoled others into uploading their histories.

David passed away on 7 July 2013.

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Service History

  • 1956
    RMAS (Officer Cadet)
  • 1958
    3RTR (Lieutenant)
  • 1961
    HQ Allied Forces N Europe (Acting Captain)
  • 1962
    AAC Center (Captain)
  • 1963
    656 Sqn AAC (Captain)
  • 1967
    Armor School Fort Knox (Captain)
  • 1968
    3rd Royal Tank Regiment (Captain)
  • 1970
    Army Staff College (Captain)
  • 1971
  • 1973
    HQ British Army of The Rhine (Major)
  • 1975
    3 Regiment AAC (Lieutenant-Colonel)
  • 1978
    Nigerian Staff College (Lieutenant-Colonel)
  • 1981
    RMA Sandhurst (Lieutenant-Colonel)
  • 1983
    AAC Centre (Colonel)


David  Mallam


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