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Sir Alfred Ball, British air marshal, died he was 91.


Air Marshal Sir Alfred Henry Wynne Ball KCB DSO DFC was a Royal Air Force officer who became Deputy Commander of RAF Strike Command.

(18 January 1921 – 25 January 2012) 

RAF career

Educated at Campbell College in Belfast,[1] Ball joined the Royal Air Force in 1939.[2] He served in World War II flying Spitfires[3] and commanding No. 682 Squadron, No. 542 Squadron, No. 540 Squadron and finally No. 13 Squadron: he was mentioned in dispatches twice.[2] He was appointed Chief of Staff at SHAPE in 1968, Director General of RAF Organisation in 1971 and UK Military Representative to CENTO at Ankara in 1975.[2] He went on to be Deputy Commander of RAF Strike Command in 1977 before retiring in 1979.[2]
In retirement he became an advisor to ICL.[2] He died on 25 January 2012.[4]

Family

In 1942 he married Nan McDonald; they have three sons and one daughter.[2]

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