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Air Marshal Sir Donald Hall (607230)


Donald Percy               b:  11 Nov 1930                    r:  31 Oct 1986                     d:12 Jan 1999

KCB 31 Dec 1983 (CB 13 Jun 1981), CBE - 1 Jan 1975,  AFC - 1 Jan 1963, FRAeS (MRAeS).

Plt Off:  9 Apr 1952, Fg Off:  9 Apr 1953 [9 Apr 1952], Flt Lt: 9 Oct 1954, 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.

 9 Apr 1952:            Appointed to a Permanent Commission

xx xxx 1952:            Flying appointments.

xx xxx xxxx:             Attended Central Flying School.

xx xxx xxxx:             QFI, ?.

xx xxx xxxx:             Attended Empire Test Pilots School.

xx xxx xxxx:             Test Pilot, ?.

31 Dec 1963:          Personal Staff Officer to C in C, RAF Germany.

 2 Aug 1966:           Officer Commanding, No 111 Sqn.

17 Jun 1968:           Junior Members Co-ordinator, Imperial Defence College.

 7 Jan 1971:            Officer Commanding, Empire Test Pilot's School.

15 Dec 1973:         Officer Commanding, RAF Akrotiri.

25 Oct 1975:          SASO, HQ No 11 Group.  

18 Jan 1976 - 1 Jan 1977:    ADC to the Queen.

14 Mar 1977:         AOC, No 11 Group.

17 Sep 1977:          Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operational Requirements).

27 Feb 1980:          AOC, No 38 Group.

 7 Nov 1983:          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 was their Deputy Chairman from 1990.

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