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Papers of Sir Richard Williams, 1919-1967 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2167354
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Williams, Richard, Sir, 1890-1980
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1919-1967] 
1.4 m. (6 boxes). 
Summary

The papers are a record of the early years of the RAAF and the role played by Sir Richard Williams. There are reports (Ellington and Salmon Reports of 1939 and 1928), correspondence with Air Force personnel and H.V.E. Evatt, then the High Court Judge. The papers include press clippings regarding World War II and defence issues and Sir Richard's career in the Air Force. There are also records concerning Sir Richard's O.B.E. award, his speeches, personal correspondence and printed material concerning aeronautics.

Biography/History

Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams, OBE (1919), D.S.O. (1917), C.B.E. (1927) and CB (1945) was Air Member for Organization and Equipment, RAAF since 1940. From 1906-1912, he was in the Administrative and Instructional Staff (Army 1912-1916). He served in the Great War in the AIF, No. 1 Squadron AFC in Egypt from 1916-1920 and was appointed to the Royal Australian Air Force 1921. Sir Richard was appointed to the position of Coastal Command in Britain in 1939 and later as Director of Civil Aviation from 1946-1955.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 6525.

Subjects Williams, Richard, Sir, 1890-1980 -- Archives.  |  Australia. Royal Australian Air Force -- Officers -- Archives.  |  Air pilots -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Aeronautics -- Australia.  |  World War, 1939-1945.
Time Coverage 1919-1967 
Occupation Airforce officers.

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