Jan van Loggerenberg

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Jan Petrus Benjamin van Loggerenberg
SAAF Command Council, June 1990.jpg
South African Air Force Command Council, June 1990
Born (1935-08-26) 26 August 1935 (age 79)
Allegiance South Africa South Africa
Service/branch South African Air Force
Years of service 1954 - 1991
Rank Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General Jan van Loggerenberg SSAS SD SOE was a South African military commander, who held the post of Chief of the South African Air Force.[1]

He joined the Air force in 1954 and obtained a BMil degree from the South African Military Academy, earning the Student of the Year award in 1957.[2] In 1959, he was appointed a flying instructor at Central Flying school.[3]

He joined 1 Squadron and 2 Squadron before moving to 24 Squadron flying Buccaneers. He also attended a Canberra conversion course in England. In 1971, he was appointed Military Attache in Paris, France. On his return to South Africa, he was appointed the head of the South African Military Academy. He was appointed Chief of Staff operations in 1979.[4]

In 1984, he was appointed Director: Operations of the SADF and in 1988 he was appointed Chief of the Air Force.

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  1. ^ "SADF.info". SADF.info. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.sadf.info/Military%20Academy%20Roll%20of%20Best%20Students.html
  3. ^ "DIE BURGER LAASTE,17 Maart 1988 bladsy 19:Lugmag se nuwe hoof het lang pad geloop". Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  4. ^ Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 251. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Denis Earp
Chief of the South African Air Force
1988 – 1991
Succeeded by
James Kriel