Sir Alfred Ball, British air marshal, died he was 91.
(18 January 1921 – 25 January 2012)
Educated at Campbell College in Belfast, Ball joined the Royal Air Force in 1939. He served in World War II flying Spitfires and commanding No. 682 Squadron, No. 542 Squadron, No. 540 Squadron and finally No. 13 Squadron: he was mentioned in dispatches twice. 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. He went on to be Deputy Commander of RAF Strike Command in 1977 before retiring in 1979.
In retirement he became an advisor to ICL. He died on 25 January 2012.
In 1942 he married Nan McDonald; they have three sons and one daughter.
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