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11 Nov 1930
31 Oct 1986
d: xx xxx 1999
– 31 Dec 1983 (CB – 13 Jun 1981), CBE - 1 Jan 1975,
AFC - 1 Jan 1963, FRAeS (MRAeS).
Off: 9 Apr 1952, Fg Off:
9 Apr 1953 [9 Apr 1952], Flt Lt: xx
xxx xxxx, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1959, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1966, Gp
Capt: 1 Jul 1970, Act A/Cdre: 15 Dec 1973, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1974,
AVM: 1 Jan 1977, Act AM:
7 Nov 1983, AM: 1 Jan 1984,
xx Sep 1949: Flight Cadet, 'C' Sqn, RAF College.
Apr 1952: Appointed
to a Permanent Commission
Attended Central Flying School.
Attended Empire Test Pilots School.
Test Pilot, ?.
Personal Staff Officer to C in C, RAF Germany.
Officer Commanding, No 111 Sqn.
Junior Members Co-ordinator, Imperial Defence College.
Officer Commanding, Empire Test Pilot's School.
Officer Commanding, RAF Akrotiri.
SASO, HQ No 11 Group.
18 Jan 1976 - 1 Jan 1977: ADC to the Queen.
AOC, No 11 Group.
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operational Requirements).
AOC, No 38 Group.
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Systems).
Donald Hall entered the RAF College at
Cranwell in 1949, which he represented at Swimming, attained the rank of Flight
Cadet Sergeant and was awarded the John Anthony Chance Memorial Prize.
As station commander at Akrotiri, he was responsible
for organising the airlift of 20,000 people from the island following the
Turkish invasion of 1974.
Following his retirement he went to work for Marconi
Defence Systems which later became GEC-Marconi and has been their Deputy
Chairman since 1990.
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