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Air Chief Marshal Sir Alfred Earle, GBE, CB, RAF (11 December
                                                                                                       Sir Alfred Earle
1907 – 27 March 1990) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force
                                                                                  Born                11 December 1907
during World War II who later became Vice-Chief of Defence Staff.
                                                                                  Died                27 March 1990
Military career                                                                   Allegiance               United Kingdom
                                                                                  Service/branch           Royal Air Force
Earle was commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1925. [1] He
                                                                                  Years of            1925-1966
served in bomber squadrons in the UK and in Iraq and then became                  service
an Instructor at the RAF School of Photography from 1930. [1]
                                                                                  Rank                Air Chief Marshal
He served in World War II 1939 and commanded the new School of                    Commands            No. 428 Squadron RCAF
Photography in Blackpool before joining the Directorate of                        held                RAF Ridgewell
Photography at the Air Ministry in 1940. [1] He transferred to the                                    RAF West Wickham
Directorate of Plans in 1941 and then formed and commanded No.                                        300 (Transport) Group
                                                                                                      No. 232 Group
428 Squadron RCAF in 1942. [1] He was made Commander of RAF
                                                                                                      No. 13 Group
Ridgewell and RAF West Wickham in 1943 before joining the staff of
                                                                                                      Technical Training Command
General Sir Hastings Ismay for the Cairo Conference and then the
                                                                                  Battles/wars        World War II
Yalta Conference. [1] In 1945 he was made Air Officer Commanding
                                                                                  Awards              Knight Grand Cross of the Order of
300 (Transport) Group in Australia. [1]
                                                                                                      the British Empire
After the War he became Air Officer Commanding No. 232 Group in                                       Companion of the Order of the Bath
South East Asia before joining the Directing Staff at the RAF Staff
College, Bracknell in 1946. [1] He was made Senior Personnel Staff Officer at Headquarters Technical Training Command in
1949 and then Commandant of the Royal Australian Air Force Staff College in 1951. [1]

He became Director of Policy (Air Staff) in 1954 and Air Chief of Staff (Policy) in 1955. [1] He was Air Officer Commanding
No. 13 Group from 1957 and a Deputy Chief of Defence Staff from 1960. [1] He was made Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
at Technical Training Command in 1962 and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff in 1964; he retired in 1966. [1]

Later life
After he retired from the RAF in 1966 he took up the position of Director-General of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence
which he held until 1968. [1] From 1974 to 1976 he was the Chairman of Waveney District Council.[2]

References
   1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
   2. ^ "Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - Air Chief Marshal Sir Alfred Earle"   . Archived   from the original on 28 May
      2008. Retrieved 2008-06-15.

                                                              Military offices

                                               Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Technical
              Preceded by                                                                                         Succeeded by
                                                            Training Command
           Sir Wallace Kyle                                                                                    Sir Donald Evans
                                                                1962 – 1964
               New title                               Vice-Chief of Defence Staff                                Succeeded by
            Post established                                     1964–1966                                     Sir George Cole

                                                           Government offices
           Preceded by       Director-General Intelligence     Succeeded by
        Sir Kenneth Strong           1966 – 1968             Sir Harold Maguire



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