Andrew Hall (RAF officer)

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Andrew Hall
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1985 –
Rank Air Commodore
Commands held RAF Regiment (2013–16)
RAF Honington (2010–12)
Battles/wars The Troubles
Operation Deliberate Force
War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
Awards Member of the Order of the British Empire

Air Commodore Andrew Jonathan "Andy" Hall, MBE is a Royal Air Force officer. From May 2013 to April 2016, he served as 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] for which he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire "in recognition of [his] gallant and distinguished service".[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] He stepped down from those appointments in April 2016.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 50264". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 September 1985. p. 13151. 
  2. ^ "No. 50461". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 March 1986. p. 3844. 
  3. ^ "No. 51270". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 March 1988. p. 3118. 
  4. ^ "No. 52863". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 March 1992. p. 4745. 
  5. ^ a b "No. 54393". The London Gazette. 9 May 1996. pp. 6546–6547. 
  6. ^ "No. 54820". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 June 1997. p. 7559. 
  7. ^ "No. 56620". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 July 2002. p. 7894. 
  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. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "No. 60543". The London Gazette (Supplement). 18 June 2013. p. 11992. 
  12. ^ "Senior Appointments". raf.mod.uk. Royal Air Force. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Nick Bray
Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment
2013–2016
Succeeded by
Frank Clifford