Marshal of the Royal Air Force

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Marshal of the Royal Air Force

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no date name class job(s) note
1 1 Jan 1927 Sir Hugh Trenchard, Bt. Chief of the Air Staff 1919-1930 (1873-1956) later Viscount Trenchard
2 1 Jan 1933 Sir John Salmond Chief of the Air Staff 1930-1933
Chief of the Air Staff 1933
(1881-1968)
* 21 Jan 1936 HM King Edward VIII (1894-1972) honorary
* 12 Dec 1936 HM King George VI (1895-1952) honorary
3 1 Jan 1937 Sir Edward Ellington (1877-1967)
4 4 Oct 1940 Sir Cyril Newall Chief of the Air Staff 1937-1940 (1886-1963) later Lord Newall
5 1 Jan 1944 Sir Charles Portal Chief of the Air Staff 1940-1946 (1893-1971) later Viscount Portal of Hungerford
6 12 Sept 1945 Sir Arthur Tedder Chief of the Air Staff 1946-1950 (1890-1967) later Lord Tedder
7 1 Jan 1946 Sir Sholto Douglas (1893-1969) later Lord Douglas of Kirtleside
8 1 Jan 1946 Sir Arthur Harris (1892-1984) retired
9 8 Jun 1950 Sir John Slessor Chief of the Air Staff 1950-1953 (1897-1979)
* 15 Jan 1953 HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (1921- ) honorary
10 1 Jun 1954 Sir William Dickson Chief of the Air Staff 1953-1956
Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee 1956-1959
Chief of the Defence Staff 1959
(1898-1987)
11 1 Jan 1958 Sir Dermot Boyle Chief of the Air Staff 1956-1960 (1904-1993)
* 12 Jun 1958 HRH The Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974) honorary
12 6 Apr 1962 Sir Thomas Pike Chief of the Air Staff 1960-1963 (1906-1983)
13 1 Apr 1967 Sir Charles Elworthy Chief of the Defence Staff 1967-1971 (1911-1993) later Lord Elworthy
14 1 Apr 1971 Sir John Grandy (1913-2004)
15 31 Mar 1974 Sir Denis Spotswood (1916-2001)
16 6 Aug 1976 Sir Andrew Humphrey Chief of the Defence Staff 1976-1977 (1921-1977)
17 31 Jul 1977 Sir Neil Cameron Chief of the Air Staff 1976-1977
Chief of the Defence Staff 1977-1979
(1920-1985) later Lord Cameron of Balhousie
18 14 Oct 1982 Sir Michael Beetham (1923- )
19 15 Oct 1985 Sir Keith Williamson (1928- )
20 14 Nov 1988 Sir David Craig Chief of the Defence Staff 1988-1991 (1929- ) later Lord Craig of Radley
21 6 Nov 1992 Sir Peter Harding Chief of the Defence Staff 1992-1994 (1933- )
* 16 Jun 2012 HRH The Prince of Wales (1948- ) honorary
22 13 Jun 2014 The Lord Stirrup Chief of the Air Staff 2003-2006
Chief of the Defence Staff 2006-2010
(1949- )

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