Roelf Beukes

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Roelof 'Roelf' Beukes
Allegiance  South Africa
Service/branch  South African Air Force
Years of service 1966 to 2005
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Chief of the South African Air Force
OC 2 Squadron SAAF
Awards Southern Cross Decoration
Southern Cross Medal
Military Merit Medal

Lieutenant-General Roelf Beukes SD SM MMM is a South African military commander. He joined the South African Air Force in 1966 and later served as Chief of the Air Force.[1]

Military career[edit]

He attended the Military Academy from 1966 to 1968.[2]

He completed the Senior Command and Staff Course at Chilean Air War Academy, Santiago 1979-1980. He remained in Chile to serve as Pilot Instructor.

Aircraft Flown[edit]

During his career he flew the following aircraft:

Awards and Honours[edit]

  • Southern Cross Decoration
  • Southern Cross Medal
  • Military Merit Medal
  • Pro Patria Medal
  • Permanent Force Good Service Medal (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
  • Chilean Air Force Merit Medal

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Willem Hechter
Chief of the South African Air Force
2000 - 2005
Succeeded by
Carlo Gagiano