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MANY RAAF OFFICERS

PROMOTED

CANBERRA, Thurs: Following the announcement of the new RAAF promotion policy, a number of offi- cers have been promoted to tem- porary rank. Mr Drakeford, Air Minister, today said that in future RAAF promotions acting rank would be avoided as far as possible, and officers would be granted temporary

rank.

Included in a long list of promo- tions are the following:

Temp Wing-Cdr to Temp Grp Capt: C. W. Pearce, DFC; W. L. Hely; W. H. Garing, DFC.

Temp Sqd-Ldr to Temp Wing-Cdr: T. McB. Price, DFC; G. H. Steege, DFC; J. P. Ryland, DFC; G. U. Allen, AFC.

Temp Flt-Lt to Temp Sqd-Ldr: W. S. Arthur, DFC; K. W. Truscott, DFC and Bar; R. A. Dunne, DFC; M. V. Mather, AFC.

Flying-Officer to Temp Flt-Lt: P. J. Gibbes, DFC; C. R. Caldwell, DFC and Bar, Polish Cross of Valour; R. M. Rechner, DFC.

Mr Drakeford also announced that Air Commodore A. T. Cole, who is

on active service abroad, has been ' granted acting rank of air vice marshal while occupying an air vice marshal's post.

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