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Neville Stack

For his father and aviation pioneer, see T. Neville Stack.

Thomas Neville Stack
Born 19 October 1919
Died 26 January 1994
London, England
Allegiance 23x15px United Kingdom
Service/branch 22x20px Royal Air Force
Years of service 1935–1960
Rank Air Chief Marshal
Commands held RAF College Cranwell
RAF Training Command
RAF Strike Command
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Air Force Cross (AFC)
Order of Leopold with Palms, Chevalier
Croix de guerre (Belgium)
Other work Gentleman Usher

Air Chief Marshal Sir (Thomas) Neville Stack KCB CVO AFC (1919–1994) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.

Early years

Stack was born on 19 October 1919 the son of aviation pioneer T.N. Stack. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 as a flight cadet at RAF College Cranwell.[1] He gained a permanent commission on 29 July 1939[2] and passed out of the College with the Sword of Honour. He spent his war service with Coastal Command serving on flying boats until transferring to Transport Command in the late 1950s including a tour as Deputy Captain of the Queen's Flight.[1]

Air Staff Officer

In 1967 he became commandant of the RAF College Cranwell before moving on in 1970 as a representative with CENTO.[1] In December 1972 he was appointed as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command[3] then moved in the same role at RAF Strike Command.[1] Between 1976 and 1978 he was Air ADC to the Queen.[1] From February 1976[4] he was Air Secretary before he retired at his own request in 1978.[5]

Civil life

On retirement for the air force he became a Gentleman Usher to the Queen[6] and then from 1989 and Extra Gentleman Usher.[7] He also became a Freeman of the City of London. Stack died in London on 26 January 1994.

Honours and awards

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - Air Chief Marshal Sir Neville Stack
  2. The London Gazette: no. 34700. p. 6657. 3 October 1939. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45867. p. 98. 2 January 1973. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 46839. p. 3191. 2 March 1976. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47474. p. 2586. 28 February 1978. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 47466. p. 2131. 17 February 1978. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 51910. p. 12079. 20 October 1989. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 37998. p. 2937. 24 June 1947. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 40960. p. 36. 1 January 1957. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  10. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 42870. p. 5. 1 January 1963. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 43667. p. 5478. 12 June 1965. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 44740. p. 3. 1 January 1969. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45554. p. 3. 1 January 1972. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
Military offices
Preceded by
I D N Lawson
Commandant Royal Air Force College Cranwell
1967–1970
Succeeded by
F D Hughes
Preceded by
Sir Leslie Mavor
Commander-in-Chief Training Command
1972–1976
Succeeded by
Sir Rex Roe
Preceded by
Sir Derek Hodgkinson
Air Secretary
1976–1978
Succeeded by
Vacant