Support Command
Active1959–90
CountryAustralia
BranchRoyal Australian Air Force
HeadquartersMelbourne
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Allan Walters (1959–62)[1]
Frank Headlam (1966–67)[2]
Colin Hannah (1968–69)[3]

Support Command was an organisation in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Headquartered in Melbourne, it was formed in 1959 from the amalgamation of RAAF Training and Maintenance Commands.[4] Support Command was split into Logistics Command and Training Command in 1990.[5] In 1997, logistics management became the responsibility of Support Command (Air Force), the RAAF component of the Defence-wide Support Command Australia (later subsumed by the Defence Materiel Organisation).[6][7][8]

Notes

  1. ^ "Air Vice-Marshals (L–Z)". Air Marshals of the RAAF. Air Power Development Centre. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Air Vice-Marshals (A–K)". Air Marshals of the RAAF. Air Power Development Centre. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ Coulthard-Clark, Chris (1996). "Hannah, Colin Thomas (1914–1978)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  4. ^ Stephens, Going Solo, pp. 76–77
  5. ^ Dennis et al, The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, pp. 150–151
  6. ^ Stephens, The Royal Australian Air Force, p. 307
  7. ^ "Program 6: Support Command" (PDF). Defence Annual Report 1997–98. Department of Defence. 1998. p. 224. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  8. ^ Horner, Making the Australian Defence Force, pp. 278–279

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