Gareth Clayton (RAF officer)
|Sir Gareth Clayton|
|Allegiance||23x15px United Kingdom|
|Service/branch||22x20px Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1936 - 1972|
|Rank||Air Chief Marshal|
No. 576 Squadron|
No. 11 Group
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Distinguished Flying Cross & Bar
Clayton joined the Royal Air Force in 1936. He served in World War II as a Flight Commander with No. 25 Squadron and then with No. 100 Squadron before being appointed Officer Commanding No. 576 Squadron in 1943 and then Deputy Station Commander at RAF Faldingworth in 1944. He then served on the Air Staff at No. 1 Group and as a Staff Officer on the Future Operational Plans Staff at the Air Ministry.
After the War he became Air Attaché in Lisbon and then Station Commander first at RAF Cottesmore and then at RAF Honington. He was appointed Director of Operations - Air Transport & Overseas Theatres in 1959, Air Officer Commanding No. 11 Group in 1962 and Chief of Staff for the Second Tactical Air Force in 1963. He went on to be Director-General of RAF Personnel Services in 1966, Chief of Staff at Headquarters RAF Strike Command in 1969 and Air Secretary in 1970 before retiring in 1972.
- And Then There Was One! by Air Chief Marshal Sir Gareth Clayton, Published by the author 1992
- Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - Air Marshal Sir Gareth Clayton
- The London Gazette: . 3 March 1970. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
Sir Brian Burnett
1970 – 1972
| Succeeded by|
Sir John Barraclough