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MINISTERIAL· PRESS RELEASE

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MONDAY 30TH OCTOBER, 1967 RAAF PR S4146/67

STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE R.W. SWARTZ, MP, ACTING MINISTER FOR AIR

SENIOR RAAF APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED

Group C a p ta in H.D. M arsh, DEC h a s been a p p o in te d S e n io r A ir S t a f f

O f f i c e r , H e a d q u a rte rs O p e r a tio n a l Command, P e n r i t h w ith th e ra n k o f A ir

Commodore. He was fo rm e rly T ask F o rc e A ir Commander, A u s t r a l i a n T ask F o rc e ,

V ietnam . He w i l l ta k e up th e ap p o in tm e n t n e x t m onth.

The a c t i n g M in is te r f o r A ir , Mr. R.W. S w a rtz , s a i d to d a y t h a t th e

V ietnam ap p o in tm e n t h a s been ta k e n o v e r by Group C a p ta in J.W . H ubble, DSO,

AFC, and B ar, who was f o rm e rly A ir S t a f f O f f ic e r , RAAF B ase W illiam to w n , NSW.

Group C a p ta in M arsh, who was b o rn a t A uburn, NSW, jo i n e d th e RAAF a s an

a i r c a d e t i n J u l y 1938, g r a d u a tin g i n Ju n e 1939· On th e o u tb re a k o f W orld War

11, he was p o s te d t o No 6 S quadron.

He co m p lete d a t o u r o f o p e r a tio n s f l y i n g L a n c a s te r bom bers o v e r E urope

w ith No 46Ο S quadron RAAF and was aw arded th e DFC f o r c a r r y i n g o u t many

s u c c e s s f u l s o r t i e s . '

H is s e n io r a p p o in tm e n ts s in c e th e 2nd W orld War have in c lu d e d th e command

o f a RAAF t r a n s p o r t sq u a d ro n d u r in g th e M alayan em ergency o p e r a tio n s and th e

command o f Base S quadron, RAAF B ase, B u tte rw o rth .

Group C a p ta in M arsh h a s a l s o h e l d th e ap p o in tm e n t o f S t a f f O f f i c e r

O p e ra tio n s a t H e a d q u a rte rs O p e r a tio n a l Command, and w as, p r i o r t o h i s V ietnam

a p p o in tm e n t, D ir e c t o r o f O p e ra tio n a l Requirem ente, D epartm ent o f A ir , C a n b e rra .

Group C a p ta in H u b b le, who was b o rn a t Mt Law ley, WA, jo in e d th e RAAF i n

J a n u a ry 1942 and g ra d u a te d a s a p i l o t .

He was p o s te d t o No 8 Squadron and fle w day and n ig h t bombing and

to rp e d o s t r i k e s i n New G uinea and s u rro u n d in g w a te r s .

Gp C apt H ubble fle w a B e a u f ig h te r o f No 93 Sqn a s p a r t o f th e e s c o r t o f

No 78 Wing to Ja p a n a t th e end o f W orld War 11.

A f te r commanding No 3 Squadron f o r t h r e e y e a r s , Gp C apt H ubble was p o s te d

a s CO o f No 77 S quadron i n K orea i n 1952. He r e t u r n e d t o A u s t r a l i a t o command

No 25 S quadron a t P e a rc e , WA.

I n i 960 he commanded No 77 S quadron a g a in , t h i s . tim e i n M a la y s ia , and ,

two y e a r s l a t e r form ed No 79 S quadron and' e s t a b l i s h e d th e RAAF b a s e a t Ubon

T h a ila n d .

A f te r commanding No 81 Wing a t W illiam tow n he was a p p o in te d A ir S t a f f

O f f i c e r , RAAF B ase, W illiam to w n , i n J u l y 1966.

E n q u ir ie s s

D epartm ent o f A ir D i r e c t o r a t e o f P u b lic R e la tio n s

R u s s e ll O f f ic e s .

CANBERRA ACT ' '

T elep h o n e No W orking H ours 652321-22-23

A f te r H ours 9168 4 .