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Richard Williams

Chief of Air Force (australia)
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Born Aug 3, 1890
Hometown Moonta, South Aus...
Died Feb 7, 1980
Death Place Victoria (Australia)
Other Names Air Marshal Sir R...

Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO is widely regarded as the "father" of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He was the first military pilot trained in Australia, and went on to command Australian and British fighter units in World War I. A proponent for air power independent of other branches of the armed services, Williams played a leading role in the establishment of the RAAF and became its first Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) in 1922.… Read More

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1890 Birth Born on August 3, 1890.

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1980 90 Years Old Died on February 7, 1980.
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