|Stephen Alexander Melville|
|Born||31 December 1904
|Died||June 17, 1977
Pretoria, South Africa
|Service/branch||South African Air Force|
|Years of service||1924-1960|
|Awards||Star of South Africa (Decoration)
Order of the British Empire
He matriculated from Grey College, Bloemfontein before going to work in a bank. He joined the Merchant Navy as a stoker. He joined the SAMR in 1924 as a trooper before transferring to the Artillery. In 1929 he was trained as a pilot and transferred to the South African Air Force.
He later served on the Armaments Board until 1974. He was also the Government's representative on the Rand Water Board.
Awards and Decorations
Then Colonel Melville was Mentioned in Dispatches in July 1943
- Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 152. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X.
- C.J. Nöthling, E.M. Meyers (1982). "Leaders through the years (1912-1982)". Scientaria Militaria 12 (2): 95.
- Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 153. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X.
|Chief of the General Staff of the South African Defence Force
1958 – 1960
|Chief of Staff of the South African Air Force
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