Honorary Air Vice-Marshals

 

ANDERSON, William Hopton, CBE 1934 (OBE 1933) DFC 1918; b. 30 Dec. 1891 Kew, Vic.; educ. Melb C of E Gram. Sch; perm. offr in Royal Aust. Garrison Artillery 1910-15; served with AN&MEF in New Guinea 1915 and AFC 1916-19 (with 1 Sqn Egypt, 3 Sqn France (CO 1918-19), 7 Trg Sqn UK, awarded Belg. Croix de Guerre 1918, MID 1919); CO CFS Pt.Cook 1920-21, also CO 1 AD Laverton 1921; Acting Dir. of Pers & Trg Air Force HQ 1921-25; CO 1 FTS Pt.Cook, also Air Member for Pers, 1925-26; attended RAF Staff Coll. 1927, then Aust. Air LO to UK Air Ministry 1927-29; CO 1 AD 1929; Air Member for Supply 1929-33, 1936-40; Acting Air Member for Pers 1933-34; attended Imp. Def. Coll. London 1935; Acting CAS Jan.Feb. 1940; Air Member for Pers 1940; AOC Central Area 1940-41; Air Member for Org & Eqpt 1941-42, AOC E. Area 1942-43; Comdt RAAF Staff Sch 1943, 1944-46 (and also Air Member for Pers 1943-44) (retd.); d. 30 Dec. 1975 E.Melb
CHARLESWORTH, Alan Moorhouse, CBE 1946 AFC 1933; b. 17 Sep. 1903 Lottah, Tas.; educ. Lottah Public Sch and St.Virgil's Coll. Hobart; cadet at RMC Duntroon 1920-23; served with Light Horse in Qld, seconded to RAAF 1925 (transferred perm. 1928) and after pilot trg, posted to 1 Sqn Laverton; RAF Sch of Photography 1928-29, RAF Survey Flight Somaliland 1929-30; returned to 1 Sqn Laverton, took charge of round-Aust. aerial oil survey 1932; resumed at 1 Sqn 1934-39 (temp. CO from 1936); CO 2 Sqn 1939; SASO 2 Trg Gp Syd. 1939-40; SASO HQ Central Area 1940; CO RAAF Stn Pearce, WA, 1940-41; Senior Admin. Offr HQ W. Area 1941; CO 2 Bombing & Gunnery Sch Sale, Vic, 1942-43; CO Forward Echelon, Air Force HQ, Brisb. 1943; AOC E. Area 1943-44; AOC NW Area 1944-46; AOC E. Area 1946; attended course at RAF Sch of Air Support 1946; Comdt Sch of Land/Air Warfare Williamtown, NSW, 1947 (AOC Williamtown Stn 1949); Chief of Staff BCOF Japan 1949-51; Acting AVM while AOC S. Area (renamed Trg Comd.) 1951-53; Comdr RAAF Overseas HQ London 1954-55; retd. 1956 with hon. rank of AVM; Dir-Gen. Recruiting Combined Armed Services 1958-59; became assoc. of judge of Vic. Supreme Court; d. 21 Sep. 1978 Glen Iris, Vic.
COLE, Adrian (Lindley) Trevor, CBE 1937 DSO 1942 MC 1917 DFC 1918; b. 19 Jun. 1895 Glen Iris, Vic.; educ. at Geelong and Melb C of E Gram. Schs; served in AIF during WWI 1914-19 (1 Sqn AFC 1916-17, 2 Sqn AFC 1918), air ace (9 enemy aircraft downed); joined RAAF 1921; attended RAF Staff Coll. 1923; Dir. Pers & Trg and temp. 2nd Air Member of Air Bd 1925-26; CO 1FTS Pt.Cook 1926-29 (also acting Dir. of Trg 1926-27); CO 1AD Laverton 1929-32; Air Member for Supply 1933-36; CO RAAF Richmond, NSW, 1936-37; attended Imp. Def. Coll. London 1938; CO RAAF Laverton 1939; HQ 2 Gp 1939-40; CO Central Area 1940; AOC S. Area 1940-41; attached W. Desert Air Force RAF Libya (served with 204 Gp 1941, comd 235 Wg 1942); joined HQ 11 Gp RAF, acted as forward air comdr during Dieppe raid 1942 (wounded); made acting AVM and apptd AOC RAF N. Ireland 1942-43; AOC NW Area 1943-44; Air Member for Pers 1944-45; LO with Allied Comdr SE Asia in India 1945; retd. 1946 with hon. rank of AVM; d. 14 Feb. 1966 Heidelberg, Vic.
GIBSON, William Norman, CBE 1956 DFC 1940; b. 28 Apr. 1915 Syd.; joined RAAF as air cadet at Pt.Cook 1934; served 10 Sqn in UK 1939-41; CO 11 & 20 Sqns SW Pacific Area 1941-42; CO RAAF Stn Port Moresby 1942; Dir. Ops Allied Air HQ 1942-43; SASO RAAF Comd 1943 and 1st Tac Air Force 1944-45 (made Offr US Legion of Merit); attended Joint Services Staff Coll. 1951; CO RAAF E. Sale, Vic., 1953-54; Dir. Ops and Dir. Trg; attended Imp. Def. Coll. London 1958; Air Offr S. Qld & OC Amberley 1959-63; SASO Op. Comd. 1963-64; SASO Far East Air Force, Singapore, 1964-66; SASO Op. Comd. 1966-67 (retd.); d. 31 Jul. 1982 Syd.
LUSH, John Fullarton, CBE 1969; b. 17 Sep. 1915 Hawthorn, Vic.; joined RAAF 1938, served in Darwin with 12 Sqn and later with 13 Sqn; in WWII served with 10 Sqn in UK 1940-42, then returned to Aust. and served with 6 & 32 Sqns (CO of latter 1943), then Staff Offr Ops. NW Area 1943-44, SASO RAAF Comd 1944-45, SASO 11 Gp at Morotai 1945; CO 86 Transport Wg at Richmond and later CO 38 Sqn detachment at Changi, Singapore; attended Joint Services Staff Coll. in UK; OC RAAF Laverton 1957; Dir. Air Force Plans, Dept. of Air, and later served in Washington; Comdr RAAF Forces Vietnam 1967-68; OC Pt.Cook and Comdt RAAF Academy 1968-69; AOC Support Comd. 1969-70 (retd.); d. 3 Dec. 1977 Melb.
McNAMARA, Francis Hubert, VC 1917 CB 1945 CBE 1938; b. 4 Apr. 1894 Rushworth, Vic.; educ. Rushworth Public Sch and Shepparton Agric. High Sch, Vic, Teachers' Trg Coll., Melb; teacher with Vic Educ. Dept. 1911-14; commissioned in Commonwealth Mil. Forces (militia) from 1913; served in AFC 1915-19 (1 Sqn AFC); joined RAAF 1921, Staff Offr Ops & Int at Air Force HQ 1921-22; CO 1 FTS 1922-25; exchange duty RAF 1925-27; resumed at Pt. Cook as second-in-comd 1 FTS, then CO 1930-33; attended Melb. Univ. (BA 1933); CO 1 AD & RAAF Stn Laverton 1933-37; attended Imp. Def. Coll. London 1938; Aust Air LO at Air Ministry 1939-42; Dep. AOC RAAF London 1942 with rank of AVM; AOC RAF ADEN 1942-45; RAAF Rep. at UK Min. of Def. 1945-46; Dir. of Educ. at HQ Brit. Occup. Admin., Westphalia, Germany, 1946 (retd.); employed Nat. Coal Bd London 1947-59; d. 2 Nov. 1961 Amersham, Eng. WRIGLEY, Henry Neilson, CBE 1941 DFC 1919 AFC 1920; b. 21 Apr. 1892 Collingwood, Vic; educ. Melb High Sch; teacher with Vic Educ. Dept.; served in WWI (3 Sqn AFC, incl as CO), MID; first transcontinental flight Melb-Darwin 1919; Adjt CFS Pt. Cook 1920-21; joined RAAF 1921, became staff offr to Dir. Pers & Trg at Air Force HQ, Melb; Dir. Trg 1923-25, Dir. Org & Staff Duties 1925-27; grad. RAF Staff Coll. 1928, then Aust. Air LO to Air Ministry UK 1929-30; Dir. Ops & Int, Melb 1930-31; Dir. Org & Staff Duties 1931-36; CO RAAF Stn Laverton 1936-39; OC 1 Gp 1939-40; AOC S. Area 1940; Air Member for Pers 1940-42; AOC RAAF Overseas HQ London 1942-46 (retd.); d. 14 Sep. 1987 Melb
WRIGLEY, Henry Neilson, CBE 1941 DFC 1919 AFC 1920; b. 21 Apr. 1892 Collingwood, Vic; educ. Melb High Sch; teacher with Vic Educ. Dept.; served in WWI (3 Sqn AFC, incl as CO), MID; first transcontinental flight Melb-Darwin 1919; Adjt CFS Pt. Cook 1920-21; joined RAAF 1921, became staff offr to Dir. Pers & Trg at Air Force HQ, Melb; Dir. Trg 1923-25, Dir. Org & Staff Duties 1925-27; grad. RAF Staff Coll. 1928, then Aust. Air LO to Air Ministry UK 1929-30; Dir. Ops & Int, Melb 1930-31; Dir. Org & Staff Duties 1931-36; CO RAAF Stn Laverton 1936-39; OC 1 Gp 1939-40; AOC S. Area 1940; Air Member for Pers 1940-42; AOC RAAF Overseas HQ London 1942-46 (retd.); d. 14 Sep. 1987 Melb
   
   
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