Theodore McEvoy

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Sir Theodore McEvoy
Born (1904-11-21)21 November 1904
Died 19 September 1991(1991-09-19) (aged 86)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1923–1962
Rank Air Chief Marshal
Commands held No. 1 Squadron
RAF Northolt
No. 61 Group
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Relations Older brother was flying ace Christopher McEvoy

Air Chief Marshal Sir Theodore Neuman McEvoy KCB CBE RAF (21 November 1904 – 19 September 1991) was a senior Royal Air Force officer during World War II who held high command in the 1950s and early 1960s. His last appointment was as Air Secretary.

RAF career[edit]

McEvoy joined the Royal Air Force as a cadet in 1923.[1] He became Officer Commanding No. 1 Squadron in 1935 and served in World War II as Station Commander at RAF Northolt before moving on to be Group Captain - Operations at Headquarters RAF Fighter Command in December 1941 and then became Senior Air Staff Officer first at No. 11 Group, then at Desert Air Force and then at No. 84 Group.[1] In 1945 he was appointed Director of Staff Duties at the Air Ministry.[1]

After the War he was appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 61 Group and then from 1950 he was Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Training) at the Air Ministry.[1] He went on to be RAF Instructor at the Imperial Defence College from 1954, Chief of Staff at Headquarters Allied Air Forces Central Europe from 1956 and Air Secretary from 1959 before retiring in 1962.[1]

In retirement he became Chairman of the The Society for Italic Handwriting.[2]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Denis Barnett
Air Secretary
1959 – 1963
Succeeded by
Sir William MacDonald