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Department of the Chief of the Air Staff - Personnel April 1949


From this year it is currently only possible to show the those personnel fulfilling posts at Director of higher level.

MRAF The Lord Tedder Chief of the Air Staff, GCB, DCL, LLD  1 Jan 1946
Mr R Haynes Private Secretary  
AM Sir Arthur P M Sanders Vice Chief of the Air Staff, KBE, CB; later ACM  1 Nov 1948
Mr W T Woolgar Private Secretary  
AM Sir Hugh S P Walmsley Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, KCIE, CB, CBE, MC, DFC; later ACM  4 Feb 1948
AVM

Charles E N Guest

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), CB, CBE; later AM  6 Dec 1948
AVM

Claude B R Pelly

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Technical Requirements), CBE, MC, later ACM 17 Aug 1948
AVM Lawrence F Pendred Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Intelligence), CB, MBE, DFC; later AM  6 Jan 1947
AVM Robert M Foster Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Policy), CB, CBE, DFC; later ACM 24 Feb 1947
AVM Somerled D Macdonald Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Training), CBE, DFC 19 Oct 1948
Scientific Adviser to the Air Ministry
Dr R Cockburn Scientific Adviser to the Air Ministry, OBE, MSc, PhD, AInstP, FPS, AMIEE
Scientific Adviser on Telecommunications
Sir Robert Watson-Watt Scientific Adviser on Telecommunications, CB, FRS
Directorate-General of Signals

Also see under the Department of the Air Member for Technical Services

AVM

Edward B Addison

Director-General, CB, CBE  1 Mar 1949
Directorate of Signals
A/Cdre

Bryan D Nicholas

Director,  1 May 1948
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations)
Directorate of Operations
A/Cdre Francis W Long Director, CB; later AVM  1 Nov 1948
Directorate of Navigation andControl
A/Cdre Narborough H D'Aeth Director, CBE; later AVM  2 Feb 1948

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Training)

Directorate of Flying Training
A/Cdre

Claude McC Vincent

Director, DFC, AFC; later AVM  
Directorate of Command and Staff Training
A/Cdre

Leonard T Pankhurst

Director, CBE; later AVM  
Deputy-Directorate of Armament

Also see under the Department of the Air Member for Technical Services

AVM Geoffrey A H Pidcock Director-General, CB, CBE 14 Oct 1947

Directorate of Weapons

A/Cdre Cyril M Heard Director, CB 2 Dec1948
Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment and Inspector Ground Combat Training
AVM

Harold T Lydford

Commandant-General,CB, CBE, AFC, later AM 30 Jun 1948
Director of Ground Defence
Brig M A James Director, VC, DSO, MC 11 Oct 1948
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Technical Requirements)
Directorate of Operational Requirements
A/Cdre

Geoffrey W Tuttle

Director, CB, OBE, DFC; later AM  
Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Intelligence)
Directorate of Intelligence (Operations)
A/Cdre Archibald J Rankin Director, OBE, AFC  8 Dec 1948
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Policy)
Directorate of Plans
A/Cdre

Douglas MacFadyen

Director, CBE; later AM  1 Jan 1949
Directorate of Policy (Air Staff)
A/Cdre

John G W Weston

Director, CB, OBE; later AVM  

Source -April 1949 Air Force List

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