Group Captain Leon Victor Lachal

Service number 28
Birth Date 18 May 1904
Final Rank Group Captain
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Units
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1945-10-19
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1945-11-01

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Air Force
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Group Captain
    London Gazette
    19 October 1945 on page 5121 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    01 November 1945 on page 2299 at position 57
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945

Timeline

Date of birth 18 May 1904
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 26 April 1926 Air cadet.
Date promoted 01 November 1926 Pilot officer.
Date promoted 26 October 1927 Flying officer.
Date promoted 01 July 1930 Flight lieutenant.
Date promoted 01 July 1936 Squadron leader.
Date promoted 01 July 1939 Wing commander.
Other units 01 July 1939 Commanding Officer No 10 Squadron.
Other units 27 December 1939 Commanding Officer 1st Australian Squadron to land in England.
Other units 02 April 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, Headquarters South Australia.
Other units 14 April 1941 Commanding Officer No 3 Service Flying Training School.
Date promoted 01 July 1941 Group captain.
Other units 14 May 1942 Commanding Officer No 5 Service Flying Training School.
Other units 16 May 1942 Command Station Headquarters, Amberley.
Other units 03 August 1942 Director of Postings - Air Force Headquarters.
Other units 10 February 1944 Senior Air Staff Officer - Headquarters 9 Operations Group.
Other units 29 January 1945 Air Officer Commanding, Eastern Command.
Date promoted 02 April 1945 Air commodore.
Other units 01 October 1945 Air Officer Commanding, Eastern Area.
Other units 06 December 1945 Acting Commander Opertaions, Air Force Headquarters.
Other 21 July 1947 Appointment terminated.