Gerald Gibbs (RAF officer)

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Gerald Gibbs
Born (1896-09-03)3 September 1896
South Norwood, England
Died 13 October 1992(1992-10-13) (aged 96)
Kingston upon Thames, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army (1914–18)
 Royal Air Force (1918–54)
Years of service 1914–1954
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held Commander in Chief, Indian Air Force (1951–54)
RAF Kenya (1935–36)
No. 47 Squadron (1934–35)
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire
Military Cross & Two Bars
Mentioned in Despatches (2)
Knight of the Legion of Honour (France)
Croix de guerre (France)

Air Marshal Sir Gerald Ernest Gibbs KBE, CIE, MC & Two Bars (3 September 1896 – 13 October 1992) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force in the first half of the 20th century and the last RAF commander-in-chief of the Indian Air Force.

He was educated at Kingston Grammar School, Surrey. During World War I he scored 10 victories (all in the S.E.5 biplane), becoming a double ace.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman
Commander in Chief, Indian Air Force
1951–1954
Succeeded by
Subroto Mukerjee
As Chief of the Air Staff