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Navy and Air Force one star promotions

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1977. NO. 277/77


Four officers of the Royal Australian Navy

and three of the Royal Australian Air Force have been

promoted to the ranks of Commodore and Air Commodore.

The naval officers promoted are acting

Commodore B.L. Cleary, who is Chief of Staff to the

Flag Officer Commanding East Australia Area in Sydney;

Captain I.M. Burnside, Director General of Recruiting,

Department of Defence, Canberra; Captain I.H. Richards,

now at the Royal College of Defence Studies, London; '

and Captain G.McC. Jude, Commanding Officer of the

Naval Air Station, Nowra, NSW.

The three RAAF officers have been promoted to

the substantive rank of Air Commodore. They are acting

Air Commodore R.F. Drury, Officer Commanding RAAF

Amberley; acting Air Commodore L.R. Klaffer, Director

General of Co-ordination and Organisation at Air Force

Office, Canberra; and Group Captain K.R. Janson, who

has been appointed Head of Services Programme Branch

at the Department of Defence, Canberra.

The promotion dates for all officers except

Captain Richards became effective on December 20, 1977.

Captain Richards' promotion date will take effect on

January 13, 1978. .

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