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Kingsland, Richard (1916 - )

Kt cr, AO, CBE, DFC
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Aviator and Public servant
Born: 19 October 1916  Moree, New South Wales, Australia
(Sir) Richard (Dick) Cohen Kingsland was a member of the Bureau of Meteorology forecasters' training course in 1937. After distinguished service in the Royal Australian Air Force where he was a Flying Officer and in general aviation, he joined the public service (changing his name by deed poll in 1947). In 1963 he became Permanent Head of the Department of the Interior, with responsibility for the Bureau of Meteorology. He was also a one-time Manager of the Kingsford Smith Airport in Mascot, New South Wales.

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Alternative Names: Cohen, Dick

1939 - 1941War service with the No. 10 Squadron in England
1940Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) received
1941 - 1942Commander of No. 11 Squadron in New Guinea
1942 - 1943Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Rathmines, New South Wales
1943Group Captain in the RAAF
1944 - 1945Director of Intelligence with the RAAF
1946Director of Training in the RAAF
1946 - 1948Director of Organisation in the RAAF Headquarters
1950 - 1951Director of the South Australia Region for the Department of Civil Aviation
1951 - 1952Director of the Northern Territory Region for the Department of Civil Aviation
1952 - 1953Chief Administrative Assistant to Chief of the Air Staff with the RAAF
1954 - 1958Assistant Secretary of the Department of Air in Melbourne
1958 - 1963First Assistant Secretary with the Department of Defence
1963 - 1970Secretary of the Department of the Interior
1967Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1970 - 1973Secretary of the Repatriation Department
1974 - 1975Secretary of the Department of Repatriation and Compensation
1975 - 1976Secretary of the Repatriation Department
1976 - 1981Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs
1978Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
1989Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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