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New commanders for six RAAF bases



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TUESDAY. J & m & R Y 3. 1976

NEW COMMANDERS FOR SIX RAAF BASES

The Department of Defence has announced the appointment of six new RAAF base commanders, and other senior promotions and appointments.

The new commanders are:

WILLIAMTOWN. NSW: RICHMOND. NSW: PEARCE. W A :

EAST SALE. VIC: FAIRBAIRN. ACT:

Da r w i n , n t :

Air Commodore F.W. Barnes.

Air Commodore 6.G. Michael.

Group Captain D.W. Hitchins, with the acting rank of Air Commodore.

Group Captain H.J. Hurley.

Wing Commander I.B. Gration, with the acting rank of Group Captain.

Wing Commander A.V. Jackson, with the acting rank of Group Captain.

The other promotions and appointments are: -

Air Commodore I.S. Parker is appointed Director-General of Personnel at Air Office, Canberra.

Air Commodore R.A. Scott is appointed Director-General, Services Personnel Policy at Department of Defence.

Air Commodore R.E. Frost will attend the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom. -λ Group Captain K.M. Staib is posted to the Training

and Education Policy Branch at Department of Defence,

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