|Sir Benjamin Ball|
|Born||6 September 1912|
|Died||24 January 1977|
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1934 - 1969|
|Rank||Air Vice Marshal|
|Commands held||RAF Debden
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Ball joined the Royal Air Force as a cadet in 1934. He served in World War II as a signals officer at RAF Bircham Newton and then at Headquarters RAF Reserve Command, as Chief Signals Officer in the Training Commands of the Royal Canadian Air Force and as Group Captain, Operations with No. 26 Group. After the War he became Chief Signals Officer at Headquarters Bomber Command and then became Director of Signals in the British Joint Services Mission to Washington D. C. He went on to be Station Commander at RAF Debden in 1951, Deputy Director of Operational Requirements at the Air Ministry in 1953 and Chief Signals Officer at Headquarters Bomber Command in 1957. His last appointments were as Deputy Chief Signals Officer at SHAPE in 1960, as Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters Technical Training Command in 1963 and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Signals Command in 1966 before retiring in 1969.
- Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - Air Vice-Marshal Sir Benjamin Ball
- The London Gazette: . 1 January 1969. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
Sir Thomas Shirley
|Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Signals Command
1966 – 1969