Air Vice-Marshals 



ACTON, Henry George, CBE 1958 (OBE 1951); b. 28 Nov. 1902 Leigh Creek, Vic; educ. Ballarat High Sch; apptd to commission in RAAF 1927, serving in accounting & stores apptmts with 1AD, 3 Sqn, 2AD, and RAAF Stn Laverton until 1938; SO in Dir. of Eqpt, RAAF HQ, 1938-40; Dir. Supply & Services 1942-43; Dir. Eqpt Admin. 1943-45; Dir. Disposals 1945-46; Dir. Eqpt 1946-50; attended Imp. Def. Coll. London 1951; on exch duty with 40 Gp, RAF Maint. Comd. 1952-53; Controller of Eqpt, Dept. of Air, 1954-55; AOC Maint. Comd. 1955-56; Air Member for Supply & Eqpt 1956-60 (retd.); d. 5 May 1971 Melb.

ADAMS, John Irwin, CBE 1970 DFC 1950 AFC 1951; b. 6 Dec. 1922 Melb; educ. Malvern C. of Eng. Grammar Sch; enlisted RAAF 1941, served with RAF (3 Sqn in Europe, 180 Sqn) 1941-46; BCOF Japan (77 Sqn, HQ BCAir) 1948-50; 77 Sqn Korea 1950-51 (awarded US Air Medal 1950); CO 76 Sqn & CO 378 Sqn Malta 1952-54; attended RAAF Staff Coll.; CO 22 Sqn 1958, 75 Sqn 1959-61; Staff Offr, Dept. Air 1964-66; OC RAAF Townsville 1966-67; Task Force Air Comdr Vietnam 1968-69; Staff Offr HQ Op. Comd 1969-71; Dir. Joint Ops & Plans, Dept. of Def. 1971-74; Comdr of Air Component ANZUK Singapore 1974; Comdr IADS Malaysia-Singapore 1975-77; Chief of Air Force Ops 1978; AOC Op. Comd 1978-79 (retd.); d. 7 Sep. 1990 Gold Coast, Qld

AUSTIN, Tony Kenneth, AM 1997; b. 29 Dec. 1953 Salisbury, SA; comm. in RAAF as med. offr. 1980; served at 3 Hosp. in Malaysia, then SMO posts in Aust.; CO RAAF Inst. of Aviation Med. 1992; on med. exch. to USAF 1993-95; CO 3 Hosp.; Dir. Health Svces, HQ Air Comd.; Dir-Gen. Def. Health Svces 2002; prom. AVM & apptd. Head Def. Health Svces 2005-08 (retd.)

BARNES, Frederick William, AO 1979 DFC 1950 AFC 1953; b. 19 Nov. 1924 Melb; postman before joined RAAF 1943, served 77 Sqn 1945; BCOF (77 Sqn) 1946-49; 77 Sqn Korea 1950-51 (awarded US Air Medal 1950); Aircraft R&D Unit Woomera, SA, 1951-54 (test pilot flying Pika for Jindivik Proj.); on exchange with USAF 1954-55, served with 479 Fighter Wg flying F-86F and F-100A; CO 3 Sqn (Sabres) 1956-57; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1958; Personnel staff 1959, then involved on Mirage Proj. 1962; CO 20CU 1963-65; Dep. Dir. of Op. Requirements 1965-66; Air Attache Paris 1966-67; Air Staff Offr Butterworth 1968-71; attended Royal Coll. of Def. Studies, London, 1972; Dir-Gen. Personnel-Air Force 1973-76; OC RAAF Williamtown, NSW, 1976-77; AOC Support Comd 1977-79; DCAS 1979-81 (retd.)

BARTHOLOMEUSZ, (Frederick Anthony) Hugh, OAM 2010, RFD 1990; b. 20 Jul. 1953 Ceylon (Sri Lanka); educ. Brisb. State High Sch.; attended Univ. of Qld (MBBS 1976); estab. private specialist practice in plastic surgery at Brisb. and Ipswich 1985; Head of Plastic Surgery Unit at Greenslopes Priv. Hosp., Brisb.; involved with Aust. Air Force Cadets (formerly Air Trg Corps) since 1967, comm. RAAF Reserve 1972, apptd. RAAF Reserve Instr.; transf. to Med. Br., RAAF Reserve, 1976, but continued with Qld Sqn, Air Trg Corps, as secondary duty; OC 2 Wing, AAFC, 1990-95; Sec., Nat. Council AAFC, 1996-2007; as AIRCDRE, Dir-Gen. Health Reserves–AF and Asst. Surg. Gen. ADF (AF) 2007-11; prom. AVM and Surg. Gen. ADF Reserves 2011-

BECK, Gary John James, AO 1993; b. 25 Mar. 1942 Bendigo, Vic; educ. Innisfail State High Sch, Qld; grad. RAAF Coll. Pt. Cook 1963 (B.Sc., Melb. Univ.); flew with 34 (Special Transport) Sqn, 82 (Bomber) Wg 1967-68, and 2 Sqn (in Vietnam) 1968-69; attended Canadian Forces Staff Coil. 1973-74; posted to Pers. Div., Air Force Office, 1974-76, and planning staff offr in Ops Div. 1976-77; CO 2 Sqn 1977-80; Personal Staff Offr to AOC Support Comd; attended USAF Air War Colt. 1981-82 (MPubAdmin, Auburn Univ., USA); International Research Fellow at Nat. Def. Univ., Washington, 1982; Asst. Comdt RAAF Academy; OC RAAF Base Fairbairn, ACT, 1985-86; Dir-Gen. Service Personnel Policy, Dept. of Def., 1987-89; Dir-Gen. Program & Resource Management-Air Force 1989-90; Asst CAS-Personnel 1990-92 (also Dir, Def. Housing Authority 1991-92); Air Comdr Aust. 1992-96; Comdt, Aust. Def. Force Academy, 1996-97 (retd.); Dir., Office of Aust War Graves, Dept. of Vets Affairs, 1998-2006; Dir., Def. Housing Auth. 2007-

BLACKBURN, John Nicholas, AO 2007 (AM 1989); b. 26 Feb. 1956 Portugal; educ. Melb. Boys High Sch; gained private pilot's licence 1973; joined RAAF 1975 as an aircrew cadet; completed pilot trg RAAF Base Pearce 1976; converted to Mirage & served 77 Sqn, Williamtown, & 3 Sqn, Butterworth; attended Empire Test Pilot Sch, UK, 1980, then served ARDU; in US with Tac. Fighter Proj. Office 1983-87; served 77 Sqn (flt comdr 1988-89, Exec. Offr 1989-91); attended Jt. Svces Staff Coll. 1993; CO 77 Sqn 1994-96; OC 41 Wg 1996; attended Aust. Coll. Def. & Strat. Studies (MA in Strat. Studies) 1998; Dir-Gen. Pol. & Plans-AF 1999; Dir-Gen. Mil. Strat. 2001; prom. AVM 2002, apptd Head, Pol. Guidance & Analysis Div.; Comdr. IADS (Malaysia) 2004-05; DCAF 2005-08 (retd.)

BLADIN, Francis Masson, CB 1950 CBE 1943; b. 26 Aug. 1898 Korumburra, Vic; educ. Melb High Sch; cadet at RMC Duntroon 1917-20, attached Royal Field Artillery 1920-22; transferred to RAAF 1923; grad. pilot and joined staff of 1 FTS (adjutant 1926); attended RAF Staff Coll. 1930; CO 1 Sqn. 1934-35; OC Cadet Trg at 1 FTS, Pt. Cook, 1935-38; Dir. Ops & Int., Air Force HQ 1940-41; SASO then AOC HQ S Area 1941; Asst CAS 1942; AOC NW Area 1942-43 (awarded US Silver Star); SASO 38 (Airborne) Gp RAF 1943-44, and attached to 2nd TAF, RAF, 1944 (MID); DCAS 1944-46; Chief of Staff BCOF Japan 1946-47; AOC Eastern Area 1947-48; Air Member for Personnel 1948-53 (retd.); Hon. Nat. Treasurer RSL 1952-69; d. 2 Feb. 1978 Box Hill, Vic

BOMBALL, Richard John, AO 1990 AFC 1969; b. 13 Oct. 1937 Richmond, Vic.; educ. Mentone Grammar Sch, Vic; joined RAAF 1956, trained at 1 BFTS Uranquinty, NSW, & 1 Applied FTS Pt. Cook, Vic; 25 Sqn Pearce, WA, 1957-58, 78 Wg Butterworth, Malaya, 1958; flying intr course CFS & Pearce 1961; 2 OCU 1964; RAAF Staff Coll. 1969; staff duties Dept. of Air 1969-73; CO 3 Sqn Butterworth 1973-74; attended Joint Serv. Staff Coll. 1975, then on Dir. Staff of RAAF Staff Coll. 1975-78; Air Attache Japan 1978-81; Dir. Op. Requirements-Air Force, Dept. of Def. 1982-83; OC RAAF Williamtown, NSW, 1984-86; attended Royal Coll. of Def. Studies, London, 1987; Chief of Staff, HQ Support Comd. 1987-88; prom. AVM and apptd Asst. Chief of the Air Staff-Development 1988-89; Comdt ADFA 1990-93 (retd.); Chairman, Newcastle Airport Bd 1993-2004

BOSTOCK, William Dowling, CB 1942 DSO 1948 OBE 1935; b. 5 Feb. 1892 Surry Hills, Syd.; educ. The School, Mt. Victoria, NSW; served AIF 1914-17 (Gallipoli, Egypt), then RFC & RAF (48 Sqn 1917-19), awarded Belg. Croix de Guerre 1918; joined RAAF 1921, posted to 1 FTS Pt. Cook 1922-26 (CO 1924-26); attended RAF Staff Coll. 1927; CO 1 FTS 1928-29; Dir. Trg Air Force HQ 1929-31; CO 3 Sqn Richmond, NSW, 1931-36 (also CO RAAF Station Richmond 1933-36); RAF exchange 1936-38 (air staff 1 Bomber Gp 1936-37); Dir. Ops & Int. Air Force HQ 1938-40; DCAS 1939-41; Chief of Staff, Allied Air HQ SWPA 1942-43; AOC RAAF Comd, Allied Air Forces, 1943-45, awarded US Medal of Freedom (with Silver Palm) 1946; retd. 1946; Member of House of Representatives for Indi, Vic, 1949-58; d. 28 Apr. 1968 Benalla, Vic.

BRADFORD, Richard William, AO 1987; b. 27 Sep. 1936 Warwick, Qld; educ. Brisb. State High Sch, Melb. Univ. (B.Sc.); joined RAAF 1955 and grad. RAAF Coll. Pt. Cook 1958; flying duties 21 Sqn Laverton, Vic, and 81 Wg Williamtown, NSW, 1962-65; attached to RAAF Paris 1965; Air Staff Offr, RAAF Element HQ Aust. Forces Vietnam 1970; 77 Sqn 1971-73 (CO 1972-73); Senior Adviser to Singapore Air Def. Comd 1973; staff duties at Central Studies Estab.; CO Base Sqn Butterworth; Dir. Tactical Fighter Proj. 1979-81; Comdt RAAF Staff Coll. 1981-82; Dir-Gen. Op. Requirements 1982-83; OC RAAF Butterworth 1983-86; DCAS 1987-90 (retd.); Marketing Exec. McDonnell Douglas Ltd. 1990-96; d. 31 Aug. 2001 Canb.

CAMERON, Douglas George, AO 1986 AFC 1968; b. 8 Sep. 1930 Nelson, NZ; joined RAAF as aircrew trainee 1952, grad. as Sgt pilot; served with 77 Sqn in Korea 1953 (commissioned Oct. 1953); flew with 2 & 23 Sqns 1954, then seconded to Dept. of Def. Production as test pilot on Sabres; attended Empire Test Pilots Sch, UK, 1957; with ARDU as Unit Test Pilot & Chief Test Pilot 1958-70; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1970; staff posts in Dept. of Air 1970-75; CO ARDU 1976-79; Dir. Air Force Plans 1979-81; Dir-Gen. Policy & Plans 1981-84; prom. AVM and apptd Comdr IADS Malaysia 1984-87 (retd.)

CANDY, Charles Douglas, CB 1963 CBE 1957; b. 17 Sep. 1912 E. St. Kilda, Vic; educ. Caufield Gram. Sch; cadet at RMC Duntroon 1929-30, transferred to RAAF 1930; served in op. comds & staff apptmts in UK, W. Africa & SWPA during World War II (CO 206 Sqn RAF 1941, 6 (C) OTU RAF 1941-42, 1 OTU 1942-43, 71 Wg 1943, 74 Wg 1943-44, SASO 10 Gp 1944, RAAF Comd 1945), twice MID; AOC NE Area 1946; Dept. of Def. apptmts 1947-49; Dir. of Org. & Staff Duties 1949-52; attended Imp. Def. Coll. London 1953; SASO 3 Gp Bomber Comd RAF 1954-56; DCAS 1956-58; AOC Home Comd 1958-59; SASO Far East Air Forces Singapore 1959-62; AOC Support Comd 1962-66; Air Member for Personnel 1966-69 (retd.); d. 4 Mar. 1985 Canb.

CARROLL, Ernest Michael, CBE 1982; b. 2 Feb. 1925 Mareeba, Qld; educ. St. Joseph's Coll. Nudgee, Qld; served in RAAF as navigator 1943-46 (commissioned 1944); rejoined as Eqpt Offr 1952; served in US 1958-59; grad. RAAF Staff Coll. 1962; Senior Eqpt Staff Offr RAAF Edinburgh (WRE) 1962-64; SESO Paris 1964-67; Dir. Eqpt Policy & Admin. 1967-70; CO 2 Stores Depot 1970-73; SESO HQ Op. Comd 1973-75; Dir-Gen. Movts & Tpt 1975-78; SESO HQ Support Comd 1978-80; Chief of Supply, Dept. of Def. 1980-82 (retd.); Managing Dir., Carag Pty. Ltd. (formerly Logistic Management Services Pty. Ltd.) 1982- ; Dir., Waverley Properties Pty. Ltd.; Nat. Vice-Pres. (Air Force) RDFWA 1987-90; Pres. AIM Canb. 1989-92; d. 17 May 2010 Buderim, QLD.

CLARKE, Kerry Francis, AO 2005 (AM 1993); b. 3 May 1948 Toowoomba, Qld; Christian Bros' Coll., Toowoomba; entered RAAF Acad. Pt.Cook 1966, grad. B.Sc. 1970; flew Mirages with 77 Sqn (Williamtown) & 3 Sqn (Butterworth); grad. RAAF Comd & Staff Coll. 1987; on staff, Tac. Fighter Proj. Office, Canb. & Dir. Tac. Fighter Proj. Office, Arlington, Virginia, USA; CO 2 OCU 1991-93; OC 41 Wg 1993-96; Chief of Staff HQ Air Comd. 1996-98; Dir-Gen. Joint Ops & Plans, HQ ADF 1998-2000; prom. AVM & apptd. Comdr IADS, Malaysia, 2000-02; Head, Capability Systems Div. 2002-05 (retd.); Head, Industry Div., Def. Material Org. 2006-

CLEARY, Colin Garfield, CBE 1964; b. 18 Aug.1913 Melb; educ. Dandenong High Sch; attended Melb Univ. (Dip. Commerce); joined RAAF 1936, served in various eqpt posts in Aust. until 1940, then Senior Eqpt Offr with RAAF sqns in Malaya; SO in Dir. Eqpt, RAAF HQ, 1941-42; Dir. Eqpt Admin. 1942-43; SESO RAAF Overseas HQ London 1943-45; Dir. Eqpt Plans 1946-51; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1951; CO 2 Stores Depot 1951-53; seconded Dept. of Def. 1953-54 as Dir. of Studies for course on Industrial Mobilization; on exch with RAF 1956-58; Dir. Eqpt Requirements 1958-60; attended Aust. Admin. Staff Coll. 1960; Controller of Eqpt 1961-68; Air Member for Supply & Eqpt 1968-73 (retd.); d. 7 Aug. 1995 Canb.

COLLINGS, Billie Hicks, AO 1985 AFC 1964; b. 21 Nov.1932 Lismore, NSW; educ. Toowoomba State Sch and High Sch; joined RAAF 1951 and served as Sgt pilot with 77 Sqn Korea (MID 1954); instr CFS and 1 BFTS 1954, 1 AFTS 1955, then flew with 82 Wg; did Empire Test Pilot Course, UK, 1960, then became test pilot at ARDU Laverton 1961, followed by posting to Paris 1964 for test duties with Mirage fighter; Asst Air Attache Paris 1965-67; attended RAF Staff Coll. 1967; CO 2 FTS Pearce, WA, 1968-70; Dir. Aircraft Requirements 1973-75; Air Staff Offr Amberley, Qld, 1975-76; Head, Services Analytical Studies Gp 1976-78; SASO (and temp. AOC) HQ Op Comd. 1979; attended Royal Coll. of Def. Studies London 1980; AOC Support Comd. 1981-83; Chief Joint Ops & Plans 1983-85; DCAS 1985-87; Dep. CDF (Ops) 1987; Chief of Air Force Materiel 1987-89 (retd.)

COLLINS, William MacDonald, AO 1992 (AM 1984); b. 22 Feb. 1939 Mt. Isa, Qld; educ. Homebush Boys High Sch, NSW; joined RAAF Undergrad. Scheme 1958, grad. from Syd Univ. B.Sc. and B.E. (Aero) 1961; posted Aircraft R&D Unit, Laverton, Vic.; RAAF Edinburgh, SA, as Target Aircraft Engr 1963; Engr Staff Offr in Dept. of Air 1966; system proj. offr for F-111 in US 1967; F-111 Resident Engr at Fort Worth, Texas, 1972; F-111 Tech LO at Sacramento, Calif., 1974; grad. RAAF Staff Coll. 1976; engr staff duties at Air Force Office 1977; CO 482 Maint. Sqn, Amberley, Qld; Dir. Tech. Plans-Air Force 1981, then Dir. Maint. Policy-Air Force; prom. ACdre and posted as Senior Logistics Engr Offr, HQ Support Comd, 1984; Dir-Gen. Tech. Plans-Air Force 1987-88; Dir-Gen. Engineering Maint. Policy & Procedures 1988-90 (renamed Dir-Gen. Tech. Services Policy, then Dir-Gen. Tech. Logistics Policy); prom. AVM and apptd AOC Log. Comd 1990-93; Asst CAS-Materiel 1993-96

COMPTON, Lyndon Spencer, AO 1976 OBE 1967; b. 20 Aug. 1922 Hawthorn, Vic; educ. Melb. Boys High Sch.; joined RAAF under EATS 1941, commissioned 1942; Spitfire pilot UK 1942-44 (124 Sqn RAF) & NE Aust. 1944-46 with 452 Sqn & 457 Sqn (temp. CO 1945), awarded MID; attended Melb. & Syd. Univs. 1946-48 (BE (Aero)); Sen. Tech. Offr ARDU 1953 and CO Tech. Flight Air Trials Unit 1955; Resident Tech. Offr, Govt. Aircraft Factory Melb. 1956-58; Proj. Offr Belfast & Senior Tech. Staff Offr RAAF Overseas HQ London 1958-60; aeronautical engineering duties Dept. of Air 1960-64; RAAF Staff Coil. 1964-65; CO 478 Sqn Butterworth 1965-66; Senior Engr Staff Offr to Air Attache Washington 1966-68; CO 3 AD 1969-70; Senior Engr. Staff Offr HQ Op. Comd 1971-73; Dir-Gen. Tech. Plans 1974-75; Chief of Air Force Tech. Services 1975-79; Controller, Services Laboratories & Trials 1979 (retd.); Dep. Gen. Manager of Syd. Opera House 1979-84; Managing Dir., Ralston Equipment Pty. Ltd. 1984-87; Chairman, Tech. Aid for the Disabled (retd. 1991); d. 30 Jul. 2004 Syd.

CONROY, Raymond John, AM 1992; b. 19 Jun. 1947 Bowen, Qld; educ. Richmond High Sc, NSW, and Melb. Univ. (B.Sc.); flew Sabres, Mirages and Hornets; CO 75 Sqn 1982-83; CO 3 Sqn 1983-84; grad. Joint Serv. Staff Coll.; OC 81 Wg 1988-90; Dir-Gen. Program Management RAAF 1991-94; Dir-Gen. Aerospace Dev. HQ ADF 1995-98; Head, Systems Acquisitions (Aerospace), Def. Materiel Orgn., 1998-99; Head, Aerospace Systems Div., DMO, 1999-2000 (retd.); Dir. R&D Conroy Pty. Ltd. 2003-

CORNISH, John Gladstone, AO 1977 CBE 1969 MVO 1954 AFC 1948; b. 8 Sep. 1922 Newcastle, NSW; joined RAAF 1942 as EATS trainee, commissioned 1943; flew with 33 Sqn at Milne Bay 1943-44; flew in Berlin Airlift 1948; instr Sch. of Land Air Warfare 1950-53; CO 38 Sqn 1953-54 (during royal tour); attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1956; staff duties in Dept. of Def. 1957-59; exchange duty with RAF 1959-63; CO 2 Air Trials Unit 1963-64; OC RAAF Base East Sale, Vic, 1964-66; DCAS Royal Malaysian Air Force 1966-68; Dep. Dir. (Mil) Joint Intell. Org., Canb., 1971-72; Dir-Gen. Op. Requirements 1972-74; Chief of Air Force Materiel 1975-79 (retd.)

COX, Franklin David, AO 1994; b. 6 Sep. 1941 Bendigo, Vic; educ. Bendigo High Sch; joined RAAF 1960, grad. as navigator, flew with 11 Sqn; completed pilot trg, posted to 77 Sqn Malaysia 1964-69; instr 2 FTS Pearce, WA, 1969-73; staff apptmts Air Force Office and HQ ADF; on loan to Repub. of Singapore Air Force 1974-75; attended Joint Services Staff Coll. 1979; CO Base Sqn East Sale, Vic, 1979-81; Staff Offr Ops, HQ Support Comd 1981-83; attended USAF Air War Coll. 1983-84; Dir, Def. Force Admin Policy, HQ ADF, 1984-87; Dir-Gen. Resource Management RAAF 1987-89; special study for CAS at Royal Coll. Def. Studies, London, 1990-91; Dir-Gen. Air Warfare Policy & Plans 1991-92; Asst CAS Personnel & Resource Management 1992-94; Asst CDF (Personnel) 1994-97; Member, Def. Force Remuneration Tribunal 1999-

CREAL, Denis Archibald John, CBE 1960; b. 14 Jul, 1903 Southsea, Hants., UK; educ. George Watson's Coll., Edinburgh, Barker Coll., Hornsby, NSW; served as Lieut. in Aust. Field Artillery 1924-27 (Capt. 1927); joined Perm. Air Force 1927, served in Fleet Co-op Flight on Barrier Reef Survey and aboard HMAS Albatross 1928-32; Air Force HQ 1934-38; Asst Air LO at UK Air Ministry 1938-41; CO 6 Stores Depot 1942-43; SESO 9 Ops Gp and N Comd New Guinea 1944-45; SESO Maint Gp 1946-49; OC Maint Gp 1950; Controller Eqpt 1951-53; RAAF Rep. with Depts. of Supply & Defence Prod. 1954; Controller of Eqpt 1955-58; AOC Maint. Comd 1958-59; Air Member for Supply & Eqpt 1960-64 (retd.); Nat. Exec. Sec. Aust. T.B. & Chest Assn. 1964-73; d. 31 May 1993 Canb.

CRISS, Peter John, AM 1994 AFC 1983; b.18 Dec. 1949 Drummoyne, NSW; joined RAAF 1968; flew Sabres and Mirages in Aust. and Malaysia 1971-73; converted to F111 1975; exchange tour with USAF 1978; flying instr and flight comdr 6 Sqn; grad. RAAF Staff Coll. 1983; SO to DCAS; in Directorate of Op. requirements 1986; attended USAF Air War Coll. 1987-88; CO 1 Sqn (F-111s) 1988-91; OC 82 Wg 1991-93; Dir. Combat Force Development (Air); grad. Aust. Coll. of Def. & Strat. Studies 1995; Chief of Ops, HQ Air Comd 1996-97; Dir-Gen. Policy & Planning, AF HQ 1997-99; prom. AVM and apptd Air Comdr Aust. 1999-2000; Head, Preparedness Task Force 2000-01 (retd.)

DALEY, Edward Alfred, CBE 1952; b. 23 Jan. 1901 Bendigo, Vic; educ. Caufield Gram. Sch and Melb. Univ. (M.B., B.S. 1925); served two years as Capt. in Aust. Army Med. Corps; apptd to RAAF Perm. Med. Service in 1928 as Fl.Lieut.; Unit Med. Offr at 1 AD Laverton 1928-30, and at 1 FTS Pt.Cook 1930-35 (grad. at pilot 1930); Dep. Dir. of RAAF Med. Services 1935-36; on exch duty with RAF 1936-38 (gained Dip. Tropical Med. from Liverpool Univ. 1937, Senior Med. Offr at 26 Trg Gp HQ, RAF, 1938); Dep. Dir. Med. Services (Air) 1938 and Dir. 1939-40; Dep. Dir. Med. Services 1940-43, then Dir. 1943-45; Dir-Gen. RAAF Med. Services 1945-61, in rank of ACdre until 1952 when prom. AVM; retd. 1961; d. 15 Mar. 1985 Melb.

DAVIES, Gavin (Leo) Neil, CSC 2008; b. 5 Sep. 1960 Kerang, Vic; joined RAAF as cadet Nav. 1979; flew P-3 Orion with 11 Sqn, Edinburgh, SA; compl. pilot trg 1987, then F-111 conversion course, posted 1 Sqn, Amberley, Qld; posted to US, flew F-111D in New Mexico 1990-93; Ops Flt. Comdr. 1 Sqn 1993-95; Ops. Offr, HQ 82 Wing 1996; Exec. Offr, 1 Sqn 1997-98; attended RAAF Comd & Staff Course 1999; filled post in Capability Systems in Def. HQ 2000-01; CO 1 Sqn 2002-03; Staff Offr to CAF 2004; OC 82 Wing; Dir. Combat Capability (deployed MEAO with Comb. Air Ops. Centre); Air Attache Washington 2010-11; prom. AVM and apptd. DCAF 2011-

DEEBLE, Christopher Lawrence, AM 1999 CSC 2007; b. 9 Oct. 1957 Syd; educ. Syd Tech. High Sch; grad. Syd Univ. (B.Sc. 1978); joined RAAF 1979 as aircrew cadet; completed Nav. trg (dux of course); flew Canberras, then F-111s with 1 & 6 Sqns; Sqn Comdr at ADFA 1990; seconded to F-111 Avionics Upgrade Prog. 1990-94; Exec. Offr 1 Sqn; posted to 82 Wg in charge of ops; Dep. Dir. Capability Review, AFHQ, 1999; Dir. Combat Capability Management-AF; Dir., Aerospace Systems Development; Dir-Gen. Aerospace Development 2003-06; prom. AVM and became Prog. Mgr. AEW&C (Wedgetail Proj.) in DMO, 2006-

DIETZ, Jospeh Anthony; b. 15 Jun. 1929 Roma, Qld; educ. St.Mary's Cath. Boys Coll., Toowoomba, Qld; attended Qld & Syd. Univs. (BE (Aero) 1950); apptd to perm. commission in RAAF 1950, completed pilot course 1951; Senior Eng Offr at RAAF Coll. 1953 for instr duties; flew with 22 & 23 Sqns 195556; at ARDU 1956-60 (involved with Jindivik); sent to UK for Empire Test Pilots course 1961, returned to ARDU 1962; Air Eng Offr at HQ Support Comd. 1966; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1967; Resident Engr at Fort Worth, Texas, 1968-70; CO Maint. Sqn, E.Sale, 1970-71; CO 481 Maint. Sqn Williamtown 1972-73; Senior Staff Apptmts, Canb. 1974-78; Senior Maint. SO at HQ Support Comd. 1979-81; prom. AVM and became Chief of Air Force Tech. Services 1981 until d. 15 Jan. 1985 Canb.

DOUGLAS, Desmond Lloyd George, OBE 1944 DFC 1943; b. 5 May 1917 Sandgate, Qld; educ. Syd. Boys High Sch & Syd. Univ.; joined RAAF as air cadet 1936; with 5 and 9 Fleet Coop Sqns 1938-39; with RAF Coastal Comd. 1939-44 (10 Sqn RAAF 1939-42, CO 461 Sqn 1942-43, CO RAF Stn Pembroke Dock 1944); Dir. Air Staff Policy 1946-48; Comdr RAAF Canb. 1948-51; Asst Comdt RAAF Staff Coll. 1952; OC 82 Bomber Wg 1954; OC RAAF Townsville 1956, Laverton 1958; Air Ops Offr, Far East Air Forces Singapore 1960-63; OC RAAF Richmond 1965-67; Dir-Gen. Plans & Policy, Dept. of Air 1967-70; Aust. Def. Representative in Washington 1970-74 (retd.); d. 5 Sep. 1980 St.Ives, NSW

DUNLOP, David Joseph, CSC 1995; b. 11 Feb. 1949 Brisb., Qld; educ. Brisb. Gram. Sch; entered RAAF Acad. 1967, grad. 1970; compl. pilot trg. and flew fighters incl. Mirages with 3 Sqn at Butterworth, Malaysia; on return to Aust. 1975, converted to F111 & posted to 1 Sqn at RAAF Amberley; on exch. with USAF (flew F111 at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho); returned to 1 Sqn; attended Roy. Coll. Def. Science, UK; posted to DSTO, Canb., 1981; staff trg. at Ecole Militaire, Paris, then to HQ Support Comd., Melb.; CO 1 Sqn 1987-89; Directing Staff of Jt. Svces Staff Coll.; SO to CAS; OC 82 Wg, Amberley, 1993-96; Dir. of Studies, Jt. Svces Staff Coll. 1996; Dir. Aerospace Systems Development in Capability Systems Div., ADF HQ; Comdr. Strike Recon. Gp, Amberley, until 2002 (retd.); joined RAAF Active Reserve and apptd. Dir-Gen. Reserves; prom. AVM 2003 and apptd. Dir-Gen. Def. Force Cadets; retd. 2005; Chair, Nat. Council, Aust. Air Force Cadets, 2008-

EATON, Brian Alexander, CB 1969 CBE 1959 DSO 1944 (Bar 1945) DFC 1943; b. 15 Dec. 1916 Launceston, Tas; educ. Carey Gram. Sch, Melb.; joined RAAF as air cadet 1936, posted to 1 Sqn 1937-38; flying instr at 1FTS 1938, then CFS Camden, NSW, 1940; Staff Offr Flying Trg, Dept. of Air 1941-42; Fighter Controller Darwin 1942; CO 3 Sqn N.Africa & Sicily 1943; CO 239 Wg RAF Italy 1944-45, UK 1945-46; was shot down three times, awarded US Silver Star; attended RAF Staff Coll. 1946; OC 81 Fighter Wg 1947 & CO BCAir Japan 1948-49; Dep. Dir. of Trg, Dept. of Air 1950-51; OC 78 Fighter Wg Malta 1952-54; Dir. of Ops RAAF HQ 1955-56; OC Williamtown, NSW and Comdt Sch of Land/Air Warfare 1957-58; Dir. Joint Service Plans 1959-60; attended Imp. Def. Coll. 1961; Dir-Gen. Op. Requirements 1962-66; DCAS 1966-67; AOC 224 Mobile Gp (RAF) Far East Air Forces Singapore 1967-68, Chief of Staff FEAF 1968-69; Air Member for Pers 1970-72; AOC Op. Comd 1973-76 (retd.); d. 17 Oct. 1992 Canb.

ESPELAND, Brenton Jack, AM 1989; b. 21 Jan. 1948 Adelaide, SA; educ. Woodville High Sch., SA; entered RAAF Academy Pt.Cook 1966, grad. 1969; flew Hercules with 36 Sqn 1971-76 (incl. Vietnam 1975); CFI CFS (led Roulettes aerobatic team) 1977-81; attended Canadian Forces Comd & Staff Coll. 1981-82; Mil. Sec. and Comptroller to Gov-Gen. 1983-86; CO CFS, E. Sale, 1986-88; attended USAF Air War Coll., Alabama, 1989; Dir. Air Power Stud. Centre 1990-91; CO RAAF Base Fairbairn and Comdt RAAF Staff Coll. 1991-94 (Jt. Force Comdr, Ex 92); Dir. of Studies, Aust. Coll. of Def. & Strat. Studies, Canb, 1994-95; AOC Trg Comd 1995-98; DCAF 1998-99; spec. adviser to Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Coord. Task Force 1999-2001 (retd.); Gen. Mgr. of Sport Performance and Development, Aust. Sports Comm. (Acting CEO 2008-09)

EVANS, Gregory John, DSC 2006 AM 1994; b. 26 Sep. 1957 Ryde, NSW; educ. Strathfield High Sch., Syd.; trained as teacher at Avondale Coll., taught at Hamilton High Sch. 1981; joined RAAF 1982 as direct entry Pilot; flew C-130H at 36 Sqn; on exch. to USAF, flew C-130s with 40th Tac. Airlift Sqn 1988-90; Tactics Offr. & Ops Flt Comdr 36 Sqn; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1994; Staff Offr. Policy at Air Comd.; CO 37 Sqn 1997-99; Dir. Jt. Ops. at Strat. Comd; Chief of Staff to CDF; Comdr. Air Lift Gp. 2002; Comdr. JTF 633 in MEAO 2004-05; prom. AVM and apptd. Cmdr IADS Malaysia 2005-07; Dep. Chief of Jt. Ops (Chief of Staff JOC), Def. Dept., 2008-09 (retd.)

FLEMMING, James Hilary, AO 1982 (AM 1975); b. 4 Dec. 1926 Randwick, NSW; educ. Waverley Coll. Syd.; joined RAAF 1943, trained under EATS in Aust. & Canada, grad. as Sgt pilot 1944 and based in New Guinea and at Darwin; converted to Mustangs 1946, then served with 78 Sqn; flew Mustangs in Japan 1948; on first RAAF mission in Korean War 1950, commissioned 1950 (MID, US DFC & Air Medal); served with 3 Sqn 1951; flying instr 1955; CO 75 Sqn 1956, formed Meteorites (first official RAAF aerobatics team); CFS 1957; on exchange with USAF 1958, flying F-100 and F-104; CFI 2 OCU; CO 76 Sqn; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1962; Dir. Op. Research; CO 75 Sqn (Mirages) Butterworth, Malaysia, 1966-68; OC RAAF Contingent Ubon, Thailand, 1968; Principal Staff Offr & Senior Admin. Staff Offr, HQ Support Comd 1969; OC RAAF Williamtown, NSW, 1973-75; Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1975; RAAF Dir-Gen. Tac Fighter Proj., 1976-77; Comdr IADS 1977; Chief of Air Force Ops. 1981-82 (retd.); Dir., Aust. War Memorial 1982-87; Managing Dir., Mirage Enterprises International Network Marketing 1987-

FROST, Roy Ernest, AO 1983; b. 6 Feb. 1930 Derby, UK; arr. in Aust. 1938; educ. N. Syd. Boys High Sch.; enlisted as air cadet 1949, grad. RAAF Coll. Pt. Cook 1952; served with 77 Sqn in Korea 1953; on exchange to RAF 1954-55; flew with 77 Sqn, 78 Wg 1956, 24 Sqn 1958-59; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1960; flew with 78 Wg at Butterworth 1964-66; SO to CAS 1967-68; CO 6 Sqn 1968-71 (temp. OC 82 Wg 1970); attended Aust. Services Staff Coll. 1971; OC Williamtown 1974-75; attended Royal Coll. Def. Studies, London, 1976; Dir-Gen. Op. Requirements 1976-77; Dir-Gen. Tech. Fighter Plans 1978; Dir-Gen. Material Definition-Air Force 1978-79; prom. AVM and posted as Head of Aust. Def. Staff, London, 1979-82; Chief of Air Force Materiel 1982-83 (resigned); Dep. Ombudsman for Def Force 1987-92; d. 5 May 2001 Canb.

GOBLE, Stanley James, CBE 1924 (OBE 1919, MBE 1917) DSO 1917 DSC 1916; b. 21 Aug. 1891 Croydon, Vic; clerk with Vic. Railways; served in RNAS 1915-19 (8 Sqn 1916-17, CO 5 Sqn (205 Sqn RAF) 1917-18), air ace (7 enemy aircraft downed); twice MID and awarded Fr. Croix de Guerre 1916; ret. to Aust. and became air adviser to Naval Bd 1919-21, joined RAAF 1921; Dir. of Pers. & Trg, Air Force HQ 1921, Second Air Member of Air Board 1921-25; attended RAF Staff Coll. 1926 and Imp. Def. Coll. 1927 (also ALO to UK Air Ministry 1926-27); Air Member for Personnel 1927-39; on exchange to RAF 1935-37 (Dep. Dir. Air Ops at Air Ministry, AOC 2 Bomber Gp with temp. rank of AVM); Acting CAS 1922-25, 1932-34, 1939-40; Air LO for EATS in Canada 1940-45; retd. 1946; d. 24 Jul. 1948 Heidelberg, Vic

GRAF, Brian John, AO 1990; b. 10 Mar. 1937 Newcastle, NSW; educ. Newcastle Tech. High Sch.; joined RAAF 1954 as air cadet, grad. from RAAF Coll., Pt. Cook, 1957; attended Syd. Univ. 1958-59 (BSc. and BE (Aero) 1960); pilot trg 1960; staff pilot CFS East Sale, Vic., 1961; Engr Offr Maint. Sqn East Sale 1962; Engr Offr Aircraft R&D Unit 1963-64; Maint. Offr 75 Sqn 1965; pilot 76 Sqn 1966; attended Test Pilots Course, Farnborough, UK, 1967; OC R&D Flight, Aircraft R&D Unit 1968-70; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1971; CO Maint. Sqn East Sale 1972-73; Senior Engr Offr HQ Op. Comd 1974-76; Staff Offr Aircraft Engineering HQ Support Comd 1977-79; Staff Offr Repair & Overhaul HQ Support Comd 1980-81; Dir-Gen. of Aircraft Engineering 1982; Senior Logistics Engr Offr, HQ Support Comd 1983; Controller of Logistics, HQ Support Comd 1984; attended Royal Coll. of Def. Studies, London, 1985; Dir-Gen. Aircraft Engineering 1986-87; Dir-Gen. Technical Plans 1987-88; Asst CAS-Engineering 1989-90; Asst CAS-Materiel 1990-93 (retd.); Vic. Chairman, Def. Industry Study Course 1994-96; Nat. Pres. Def. & Industry Assn 1996-99; Def. and Aerospace Consultant

GRAY, Norman Arthur, AM 1993; b. 22 Jun. 1952 Brisbane, Qld; joined RAAF as direct entry aircrew 1972, trained as navigator; served as op. navig. on Orion and Canberra aircraft; CO RAAF Sch. of Air Navig. 1990-93; Dir. Capability Management, Air Force HQ; Dir-Gen. Aerospace Development, HQ ADF, 1998-2001; Head, Airborne Surveillance & Control Div., Dept. of Def. 2001-04 (prom. AVM); Dep. CEO, Def. Materiel Orgn., 2004-05 (retd.)

HAMMER, Julie Margaret, AM 2004 CSC 1997; b. 17 Feb. 1955 Brisb.; educ. Brisb. Girls Gram. Sch; completed BSc. (Hons), Univ. of Qld; joined RAAF as Educ. Offr. 1977; on staff of Engr. Cadet Sqn, Frognall, 1977-79; instr. Sch. of Radio, Laverton, 1979-81; transferred to Engr. Branch 1981; OIC Avionics, 3 AD, Amberley, 1982-83; Aircraft Eqpt Engr. Div., HQ Support Comd, 1983-85; training in adv. systems engr. at RAF Coll., UK, 1986 (MSc.); tech. analyst, Joint Intell. Orgn, Canb, 1987-89; systems engr, AF Office, 1989-91; proj. engr (then manager) P-3C ESM Proj. 1991-92; CO Electronic Warfare Sqn, ARDU, 1992-95; attended Jt. Svces Staff Coll. 1996; dir. various projects in Def. Acquisitions Orgn, 1996-98; Royal Coll. Def. Studies, London, 1999; prom. first female ACdre and apptd Dir-Gen. Info Svces, Dept. of Def. 1999-2001; Comdt, Aust. Def. Force Academy 2001-03; prom. AVM and apptd Dep. Chief Info Offr. 2003-05 (retd.); Nat. Pres. Engrs Aust. 2007-08 (Nat. Dep. Pres. 2006-07)

HART, Neil Campbell; b. 31 Aug. 1963 Carringbah, NSW; joined RAAF 1982; grad. RAAF Acad. 1985 with BSc. (Univ. of Melb); flew Mirage IIIO at Butterworth, then filled flying, instr. and flt. comdr. postings on Macchi and F/A-18; attended USAF Comd. and Staff Coll. Course, then stayed on Dir. Staff; CO 3 Sqn 1999-2002; joined New Air Combat Capability proj. team; Dir., Airworthiness Coord. & Policy Agency; on staff HQ Spec. Ops Comd; attended Royal Coll. Def. Studies, London, 2007; Comdr, Air Combat Gp 2008-09; to MEAO as Dir., US Cent. Comd. Combined Air and Space Ops Centre, 2010; Dir-Gen. Capability Planning–AF 2010-11; DCAF 2011; Head, Joint Capability Coord., 2012-

HARTNELL, Geoffrey Clark, CBE 1954; b. 15 Apr. 1916 Melb.; educ. Wesley Coll.; joined RAAF as air cadet at Pt.Cook 1936; grad. as pilot and specialised in seaplanes and maritime recon. ops; completed RAAF's first specialist nav. course 1938 and became Nav. Offr 6 Sqn 1939; CO 20 Sqn NE Aust. 1942, 10 Sqn in UK 1943, RAF Heavy Bomber Stn at Driffield, and later SASO RAAF Overseas HQ London; CO 1 OTU 1945; CO RAAF Stn Pearce, WA, 1946; Dir. of Int. at Air Force HQ 1946-50; CO RAAF Amberley, Qld, 1951-53; Dir. Air Staff Plans & Policy 1953-56; SASO HQ Home Comd 1956-58; attended Imp. Def. Coll., London, 1959; OC RAAF Base Butterworth, Malaya, 1960-62; Dir-Gen. Plans & Policy 1962-64; Head, Aust. Joint Services Staff in London 1964-66; Dir. Joint Service Plans, Dept. of Def., 1966-68 (retd.); d. 16 May 1981 Canb.

HEADLAM, Frank, CB 1965 CBE 1958 (OBE 1953); b. 15 Ju1. 1914 Launceston, Tas; educ. Clemes Coll., Hobart; air cadet at Pt. Cook 1934, commissioned 1935; completed flying instr trg 1936 and special course in navig. 1939; served 1 and 2 Sqns, also Air Force HQ 1939-40; CO 2 Sqn 1941-42, incl. service in Dutch Timor; Controller of Ops. at HQ NW Area Darwin 1942; CO 2 Air Navig. Sch, Nhill, Vic, 1942-43; CO 2 Air Observer Sch Mt. Gambier (and later Port Pirie), SA, 1943-44; Senior Admin. Staff Offr NW Area 1945 (OC 1946); attended RAF Staff Coll. 1946; attached RAAF Overseas HQ London 1946-47; Dir. of Trg Air Force HQ 1947-50; CO 90 Wg RAF Malaya 1950 (temp. CO RAF Stn at Tengah, Singapore, 1951); SASO Home Comd 1952-55; attended Imp. Def. Coll. London 1956; Acting Air Member for Personnel 1957, 1959; Dir-Gen. Plans & Policy 1958-59; Acting DCAS 1960; AOC Op. Comd 1961-62 (prom. AVM May 1961); AOC 224 Gp RAF Malaya 1962-65; DCAS 1965-66; AOC Support Comd 1966-67; Head, Aust. Joint Services Staff London 1968-71 (retd.); d. 23 Dec. 1976 Melb.

HEGGEN, Alan Edwin, AO 1987; b. 3 Ju1. 1932 Kerang, Vic; educ. Kerang High Sch.; cadet at RAAF Coll. Pt. Cook, grad. as navig. 1952; op. flying duties with 82 Wg 1953-55, 6 Sqn 1955; exchange duty with 35 Sqn RAF 1955-58; served with 11 Sqn 1958-61; Ops. Offr {& temp. CO) 30 SAM Sqn 1961-65; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1965, then on dir. staff 1965-66; on Air Plans staff, HQ 224 Mobile Gp RAAF, Singapore, 1966-67; Sen. Lecturer RAAF Academy Pt. Cook 1968-69; Dir. Joint Service Policy, Dept. of Def., 1 969-71; attended Aust. Serv. Staff Coll. 1971; on dir. staff of RAAF Staff Coll. 1971-74, Asst Comdt 1974-75; Asst Comdt RAAF Academy Pt. Cook 1978-79; Dir-Gen. Materiel Div.- Air Force 1980-82; Chief of Air Force Materiel 1982-87; Chief of Air Force Devel. 1987-88; Chief of Logistics Devel., HQ ADF, 1988-89 (retd.); Gp Gen. Manager Safety Regulation, Civil Aviation Authority, 1989-91; Dir., Office of Aust. War Graves 1991-97; Public Sector Consultant 1999-

HELSHAM, Hon. Justice Michael Manifold, AO 1981 DFC 1944; b. 30 Nov. 1921 N. Syd., NSW; educ. Syd. C of E Grammar Sch and Syd. Univ.; enlisted in RAAF as aircrew trainee 1941 (comm. 1942); bomber pilot with 2 Sqn in SWPA during World War II, demob. 1946; apptd to CAF 1951 (Reserve 1952); Judge (Equity) of NSW Supreme Court 1968-86 (Chief Judge from 1976); Judge Advocate-General RAAF 1969-84 (prom. AVM 1981) (retd.); d. 13 Nov. 2002 Syd.

HELY, William Lloyd, CB 1964 CBE 1953 AFC 1938; b. 24 Aug. 1909 Wellington, NSW; educ. Mudgee, Wollongong and Rozelle Public Schs, and Fort St. High Sch, Petersham, NSW; cadet at RMC Duntroon 1927-30, grad. and transferred to RAAF; qual. pilot 1931, flying duties at Richmond, Laverton and Pt. Cook; involved in aerial survey of N. Aust. 1936-37; Adjt RAAF Stn Laverton 1938; attended RAF Staff Coll. 1939; employed in ops room HQ RAF Coastal Comd at start of World War II; Dir. of Ops, Air Force HQ, 1941-42; SASO HQ NW Area Darwin 1942-43; Dir. Air Staff Plans 1943-44; OC 72 Wg New Guinea 1944, 84 Wg Bougainville 1944-45; Dep. Dir. of Org. 1945; Dir. Org. & Staff Duties 1946; Dir. of Postings 1946-47; Dir. of Pers. Services 1947; attended Imp. Def. Coll. 1949; Dep. to Air Member for Personnel 1950-51; AOC W Area 1951-53; DCAS 1953-55 with acting rank of AVM; Acting Air Member for Personnel 1955; AOC Trg Comd 1956-57; Head, Aust. Joint Services Staff Washington 1957-60; Air Member for Personnel 1960-66 (retd.); d. 20 May 1970 Canb.

HENNOCK, Keith Selwyn, CBE 1968 (OBE 1960) DFC 1944; b. 8 Feb. 1918 Young, NSW; educ. Young High Sch; comm. in RAAF 1938, served UK and Middle East 1941-42 (CO 459 Sqn 1942); CO 2 Sqn SWPA 1943-44; Dept. of Air 1944-45; CO 391 Base Sqn Iwakuni, Japan, 1951; OC RAAF Canberra 1952-55; Dir-Gen. of Personnel 1955-58; Air Attache Washington 1958-60; OC 82 Bomber Wg Amberley, Qld, 1960-62; attended Imp. Def. Coll., London, 1963; Dir-Gen. Plans & Policy 1964-66; OC RAAF Richmond 1967; AOC Op. Comd 1967-69; Chief of Staff Far East Air Forces Singapore 1969-70; AOC Support Comd 1970-73; Air Member for Personnel 1973-75 (retd.); d. 9 Aug. 1999 Syd.

HEWITT, Joseph Eric, CBE 1951 (OBE 1940); b. 13 Apr. 1901 Tylden, Vic; educ. Scotch Coll. Melb; grad. RAN Coll. 1919, served in RAN until 1928 but seconded to RAAF from 1923; CO RAAF contingent on HMAS Albatross 1929-32; attended RAF Staff Coll. 1934; Asst Air LO London 1935; CO 104 Bomber Sqn RAF 1936-38; SASO RAAF Stn Richmond, NSW, 1938-39; Senior Admin. Staff Offr HQ S Area 1939-40; Dir. Pers. Services Air Force HQ 1940-41; DCAS 1941; Dir. Air Ops, Staff of C-in-C Allied Comd NEI 1942; Asst CAS 1942; Dir. Allied Air Int. SWPA 1942-44; AOC 9 Ops Gp 1943; Air Member for Pers 1945-48; Aust. Def. Rep. London 1948-51; Air Member for Supply & Eqpt 1951-56 (retd.); Mgr. Educ. & Trg International Harvester Co. Aust. 1956-66; d. 1 Nov. 1985 Melb.

HEY, Ernest, CB 1967 CBE 1963; b. 29 Nov. 1912 Plymouth, Devon, UK; educ. Syd. Tech. High Sch and Syd. Univ.; joined RAAF as air cadet 1934; served 3 Sqn 1935; flying instr Pt. Cook 1936; RAF Offrs' Engineering Sch 1936-38; i/c workshops 1 AD 1938-40; Staff Offr (Airframes) RAAF HQ 1940; Dep. Dir. Tech. Services 1942-43; Engineering Rep. Washington 1943-45; CO 2AD 1946-47; Dir. of Tech. Services 1947-54; member of Aircraft Mission to UK & USA 1954-55; AOC Maint. Comd 1956-57; attended Imperial Defence Coll., London, 1957; attached to UK Air Ministry & Ministry of Supply 1958; LO to Air Materiel Comd USAF 1958-59; Air Member for Tech. Services 1960-72 (retd.); d. 31 May 2006 Canb.

HINGSTON, Colin McKenzie, AM 2000; b. 21 Apr. 1949 Rockhampton, Qld; educ. St. Joseph's CBC, N. Melb; grad. RAAF Academy, Pt. Cook (B.Sc.) 1970; Univ. Syd (BE (Hons)), and Oxford Univ. (Rhodes Scholar, MPhil); unit/staff engr & maint. Duties 1975-79; management studies at US Air Comd/Staff Coll., Montgomery, Alabama, 1979; RAAF Tech. LO with US Army, St. Louis, Mo. 1980-82; CO 492 Maint. Sqn at Edinburgh, 1985-87; Dir., Maint. Policy, Air Force Office 1988-89; Dir., Logistics Strategic Planning, Dept. of Def. 1990-93; Air Cmdre & Dir-Gen. Logistics, Air Force Office 1993-95; Chief of Staff, Support Comd 1996-97; Head, National Support Div., Aust. Def. HQ, 1997-2000; Head, Business Info Systems, Def. Materiel Orgn., 2000-02; retd. 2003

HOLTEN, Leslie John Kitchener; b. 7 Aug. 1916 Kew, Vic.: educ. Melb High Sch; Dir. Eqpt Policy & Admin. Air Force HQ 1956-57; staff Aust. Emb. Washington 1958-61; CO 2 Stores Depot 1961-62; Staff Offr Eqpt HQ Support Comd 1963-65; Dept. of Def. 1966-69; Senior Eqpt Staff Offr HQ Support Comd 1970-72; Controller of Eqpt 1973; Air Member for Supply & Eqpt 1973-75 (retd.); Vic. Chairman Dept. of Def. Industrial Mobilisation Course 1977-79; Dir., Roband Engineering Distributors Pty. Ltd. 1976- ; d. 3 Dec. 2006 Melb.

HUGHES, Henry Alfred, AO 1981 DFC 1952; b. 26 May 1928 Junee, NSW; educ. Canterbury High Sch, NSW; air cadet RAAF Coll. Pt. Cook 1948-51; served 77 Sqn Korea 1952 (US Air Medal); on exchange RAF 1952-55; Pers. Asst to CAS 1957-59; RAAF Staff Coll. 1959; CO 76 Sqn 1960-61, 3 Sqn Malaya 1961-63; staff duties 1963-66; OC RAAF Contingent Ubon, Thailand, 1965; CO 1 Sqn 1967; with 2 Sqn Vietnam 1967 (Acting CO), MID 1968; in US 1968; OC 82 Wg 1969-70; staff duties Dept. of Air 1970-72; attended Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1973; Senior Trg & Air Staff Offr HQ Support Comd; Air Attache Washington 1975-78; Chief of Air Force Materiel Supply; DCAS 1981-83; Asst CDFS 1983 (retd.); Dir. Aust. Aircraft Consortium 1984-86, M.T.G. (Aust.) 1987-89; d. 23 Jul. 2005 Canb.

HUPFELD, Melvin Ernest Glanville, DSC 2003; b. 7 Mar. 1962 Sydney; joined RAAF 1980; grad. RAAF Acad. 1983 with BSc. (Univ. of Melb); flew Mirage IIIO and F/A-18 with 3 Sqn and 2OCU; qual. Fighter Combat Instr. 1989; Flt. Comdr. 3 Sqn; Exec. Offr. 2OCU 1995-97; attended RAF Adv. Staff Course (MA in Def. Studies, King’s Coll. London); Dep. Dir., Aerospace Devel. Branch; CO 75 Sqn 2001-04 (served MEAO 2003 on Ops Bastille & Falconer); Dir., Aerospace Combat Devel.2004-06; OC 81 Wing 2006-07; Dir. Comb. Air Ops Centre in MEAO 2007-08; Dir-Gen. Air Comd Ops 2008-09; Comdr, Air Combat Gp 2010-11; Air Comdr Aust. 2012-13.

HURDITCH, Douglas David, CBE 1971; b. 19 Mar. 1921 Hurstville, NSW; educ. at Inverell and Gunnedah High Schs.; enlisted in RAAF 1940 as aircrew trainee, grad. as airman pilot (comm. 1942); served in UK with 460 (RAAF) Sqn 1941-42, shot down over Germany and made POW until escaped in 1945; instr at Empire Air Nav. Sch. 1945-47; Chief Instr at Sch. of Air Nav., East Sale, Vic, 1947-51; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1951-52; Wg Ops & Nav. Offr, 78 Wg, Malta, 1952-54; SO Nav. at RAAF Overseas HQ, London, 1954-56; CO 22 Sqn 1956-57; staff duties in Dir. of Ops., Dept. of Air, 1958; member of directing staff at RAAF Staff Coll. 1959-61; Dir. Pers (Offrs) 1962-64; OC Townsville 1964-66; artended Imp. Def. Coll. 1967; Comdt RAAF Staff Coll. 1968-69; Dir-Gen. Pers 1969; Dir-Gen. Plans & Policy 1970-71; Comdr Air Component ANZUK Force, Singapore 1971-74; prom. AVM and became DCAS 1974-75 (retd.)

HURLEY, Sir (Thomas Ernest) Victor, KBE 1950 CB 1945 CMG 1917 VD 1929; b. 3 Jan. 1888 Melb; educ. Wesley Coll. and Queen's Coll., Melb Univ. (M.B. and B.S. 1909, M.D. 1911, M.S. 1913); served in AIF during World War I 1914-20 (2 Field Amb, various hosps & cas. clearing stns, Asst Dir. Med. Services AIF HQ London 1915-17), MID 1917; ADMS Army HQ Melb 1925; Dir. Med. Services RAAF (in rank of ACdre) 1940-42; prom. AVM and was Dir-Gen. Med. Services RAAF 1942-45 (demob.); d. 17 Ju1. 1958 Melb.

JORDAN, John Cyril, AO 1976; b. 19 Jan. 1923 Caufield, Vic; educ. De La Salle Coll., Melb; enlisted in RAAF as aircrew trainee 1942, grad. from nav. trg 1944 and commissioned; saw war service with 87 (Photo Recon) Sqn; with Survey Sqn, Canb, 1946-47; posted to Overseas HQ for specialist course at Empire Air Nav. Sch. 1948; flew with 87 Sqn 1950-52, then posted to Air Force HQ for duty in Dir. Ops 1952-53; SO Nav. at Aust. Embassy Washington 1954-56; attended RAAF Staff Coll. 1956; Wg Nav. Offr, 82 Wg, 1957; staff duties in Dept. of Air 1957-59; CO Sch. of Air Nav. 1959-61; Wg Comdr Plans at HQ FEAF 1963-65; SO to CAS 1965; Comdt RAAF Staff Coll. 1967; OC RAAF Fairbairn, ACT, 1968; on Joint Staff, Dept. of Def. 1968-71; Dir-Gen. Pers. Services 1973-75; Air Member for Personnel 1975-76, Chief of Air Force Personnel 1976-77; Chief Joint Ops & Plans, Dept. of Def. 1977-78; Asst Chief of Def. Force Staff 1978-79 (retd.)

KINDLER, John Walter, AO 2002 AFC 1978; b. 24 May 1946 Alexandria, Egypt; settled in Aust. 1967; joined RAAF as cadet pilot 1968; flew F86 Sabres and Mirage III fighters, served with 3 and 75 Sqns at Butterworth; grad. from No.33 Fixed Wing Empire Test Pilot's course in UK, 1974, posted to ARDU; flew with 77 Sqn at Williamtown, NSW; CO 77 Sqn 1987-90; DCFD (Aero), HQ ADF, 1990-93; OC 81 Wg 1993-96; Dir-Gen. Capability Policy & Planning, HQ ADF, 1996-98; Comdr Tactical Fighter Gp HQ, Williamtown, 1998-2000 (prom. AVM); Air Comdr Australia 2000-03 (retd.); Chairman, Newcastle Airport Bd 2004-
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