Air Chief Marshals


HOUSTON, Angus (Allan) Grant, AC 2008 (AO 2003, AM 1990) AFC 1980; b. 9 Jun. 1947 W. Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland; educ. Strathallan Sch, Perth, Scotland; settled in Aust. 1968; joined RAAF as cadet pilot 1970; flew Iroquois helos with 5 and 9 Sqns; qual. as flying instr 1975; on posting to Republic of Singapore Air Force 1976-78; with 9 Sqn, Amberley, 1978-79; exchange tour with USAF in Utah, 1979-80; ret. to 9 Sqn as Exec. Offr; attended RAAF Staff Coll.; SO in Development Div. at Air Office during Black Hawk project; posted 1987 as (last) CO 9 Sqn, oversaw intro of Black Hawk helo in 1988 before type was transferred to Army 1989; was a sqn comdr with Army's 5th Aviation Regt., 1989; grad. Joint Svces Staff Coll.; on Joint Ops Staff at HQ ADF 1990-92; Dir., Air Force Policy, Air Force Office 1992-93; CO 86 Wg, Richmond 1994-95; attended Royal Coll. of Def. Studies, 1996; Chief of Staff at HQ Aust. Theatre, 1997-99; prom. AVM and apptd Comdr IADS, Malaysia, 1999-2000; Head, Strat. Comd, 2000-01; CAF 2001-05; CDF 2005-11 (retd)

McNAMARA, Sir Neville Patrick, KBE 1981 (CBE 1972), AO 1976 AFC 1961; b.17 Apr. 1923 Warwick, Qld; educ. Toogoolawah State Sch and Christian Bros. Coll., Nudgee, Qld; joined RAAF 1941, grad. as Sgt pilot 1942 and served with 75 Sqn New Guinea and 77 Sqn Morotai; comm. 1944; served in Japan with 82 Sqn and 481 Maint. Sqn, and 111 Mobile Fighter Control Unit 1947-48; Air Traffic Control duties, HQ NE Area 1949; Flying Instr CFTS 1951-53; 91 Wg Japan 1953 (and subsequently 77 Sqn in Korea); Pilot Trg Offr, HQ Trg Comd 1954-55; Staff Offr Fighter Ops, Dept. of Air 1955-56; grad. RAAF Staff Coll. 1956; CO 25 Sqn Pearce, WA, 1957-58; course at RAF Flying Coll. 1959; CO 2 OCU 1959-60; attended Joint Services Staff Coll. UK 1960, then was CO & SASO RAAF Staff London 1961-64; staff duties in Directorate of Pers. from 1963, then Dir. Personnel (Offrs) 1964-66; OC RAAF Contingent Thailand and CO Base Sqn Ubon 1966-67; Air Staff Offr RAAF Richmond, NSW, 1967-68; Dir-Gen. Organisation 1969-71; Comdr RAAF Forces Vietnam 1971-72; Air Attache Washington 1972-75; DCAS 1975-79; CAS 1979-82; CDFS 1982-84 (retd.)

SCHERGER, Sir Frederick Rudolph William, KBE 1958 (CBE 1950) CB 1954 DSO 1944 AFC 1940; b.18 May 1904 Ararat, Vic.; educ. Norval Public Sch and Ararat High Sch; cadet at RMC Duntroon 1921-24; seconded to RAAF 1925, transferred 1928; flying instr at Pt.Cook 1926-33 (CFI from 1929); attended RAF Staff Coll. 1935, RAF Sch of Air Navigation and RAF CFS 1936; CFI Pt.Cook 1937; Dir. of Trg 1938-40; CO 2 SFTS Wagga, NSW, 1940-41; CO RAAF Darwin 194142; SASO NW Area 1942; CO RAAF Richmond, NSW, 1942; supernumerary at Air Force HQ Melb (then Dir. of Def, Dir. of Trg) 1942; OC 2 Trg Gp Wagga 1943; AOC 10 (Ops) Gp, New Guinea, 1943 until injured 1944; Acting Air Member for Personnel 1945; AOC 1st Tactical Air Force 1945; attended Imperial Defence Coll., London, 1946; ACdre Ops at Air Force HQ 1947, then DCAS 1947-51; Head of Aust. Joint Services Staff Washington 1951-52; prom. AVM and apptd AOC RAF Malaya 1952-55; Air Member for Personnel 1955-57; CAS 1957-61; Chairman Chiefs of Staff Cttee 1961-66 (prom. ACM 1965); retd. May 1966; Chairman Aust. Nat. Airlines Commission 1966-75 and Commonwealth Aircraft Corp. 1968-75 (Member of Aust. Def. Industries Mission to US 1969); d. 16 Jan.1984 Melb
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