Andrew Hall (RAF officer)

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Air Commodore Andrew Jonathan 'Andy' Hall, MBE is a British Royal Air Force officer. He is the current Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment.

Military career[edit]

On 15 August 1985, the then Aircraftman Hall was commissioned in the Security Branch of the Royal Air Force as an acting pilot officer. He was given the service number 8024358J.[1] On 15 February 1986, he was regraded to pilot officer.[2] He was promoted to flying officer on 15 February 1988,[3] and to flight lieutenant on 15 February 1992.[4] From 1 June and 20 December 1995, he saw active service in the former Republic of Yugoslavia as part of the NATO bombing campaign.[5] On 1 July 1997, as part of the half yearly promotions, he was promoted to squadron leader.[6] On 1 July 2002, as part of the half yearly promotions, he was promoted to wing commander.[7]

From 2010 to 2012, he served as Station Commander of RAF Honington.[8][9] He then attended the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom based in Shrivenham.[10] On 13 May 2013, he was promoted to air commodore and appointed Force Protection Force Commander, Air Officer Force Protection, Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment and Air Officer Royal Air Force Police.[11]

Honours and decorations[edit]

On 10 May 1996, Hall was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 'in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the former Republic of Yugoslavia during the period 1 June to 20 December 1995'.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 50264. p. 13151. 23 September 1985. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 50461. p. 3844. 17 March 1986. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 51270. p. 3118. 14 March 1988. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52863. p. 4745. 16 March 1992. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  5. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 54393. pp. 6546–6547. 9 May 1996. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54820. p. 7559. 30 June 1997. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56620. p. 7894. 2 July 2002. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Change of command at RAF Honington". Bury Free Press. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Thewlis, Jo (15 December 2010). "Honington: New commander at RAF base". Ipswich Star. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "All change at the top for RAF Honington". British Forces News. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  11. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60543. p. 11992. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
Military offices
Preceded by
Nick Bray
Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment
2013–present
Succeeded by
incumbent