MANY RAAF OFFICERS
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
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.