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    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if anybody can provide me more information about this officer from the post war period, 50-60s?

    Unfortunately I have no other info, no initial, no awards, the only thing I know is that he was in the Singapore in June 1952.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Pavel,

    Found this is Flight, 13 March 1953

    Air H.Q., Singapore

    WITH the agreement of the Governor
    of Singapore, the title of Headquarters
    No. 230 Group, Seletar, under the command
    of A. Cdre. W. M. L. MacDonald,
    has been altered to Air Headquarters,
    Singapore. The A.O.C. Singapore will
    also assume responsibility for certain flying
    units based on Singapore Island. Headquarters
    No. 230 Group was formed on
    March 1st, 1952, to supervise the administrative
    control of R.A.F. Stations Seletar
    and Changi, plus a number of associated
    units on Singapore laland, and was established
    to relieve the A.O.C. Malaya, of
    certain administrative commitments, not
    directly connected with his main responsibility,
    for the direction of the air operations
    in Malaya.


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    Martyn

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    Hi Martyn, many thanks, it seems to me it fits to "my man"!

    Pavel
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    Not wanting to give up on the LG entirely after the last attempt (see thread on MacElwain), here are some hits for your man.

    28 December 1951
    Group Captain to Air Commodore:—
    1st Jan. 1952.
    W. M. L. MACDONALD, C.B.E., D.F.C.

    29 June 1954
    Air Ministry, 1st July, 1954.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    The undermentioned half-yearly promotions are made:—
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Air Commodore to Air Vice-Marshal:—
    1st May 1954.
    W. M. L. MacDONALD, C.B.E., D.F.C.


    26 December 1958
    Air Ministry, 30th December, 1958
    ROYAL AIR FORCE
    Air Vice-Marshal W. M. L. MacDONALD, C.B.,
    C.B.E., D.F.C., is appointed Commander-in-Chief,
    Headquarters, Middle East Air Force, with the
    acting rank of Air Marshal, in succession to Sir
    Hubert PATCH, K.C.B., C.B.E. 26th Nov. 1958.
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    Many thanks David - you have a better luck with the LG this time:-)

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel

    Have a look at this page on my website

    http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Macdonald_WML.htm

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcom! I know your site very well and it is very useful for my research. But sometimes a man forget what is possible to find on sites he already knows and is looking for new sourses...

    Pavel
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