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John McCAULEY, 18991989 (aged 89 years)

John Mac Cauley
Given names
John Patrick Joseph
Name prefix
Address: St. Mary's Newcastle
Air Marshall
Birth of a daughter
estimated 1930 (aged 30 years)
Address: St.Vincent's Hospital
Family with Muriel Mary BURKE
John Mac Cauley
Birth: March 18, 1899Newtown, NSW, Australie
Death: February 1989Sydney, NSW, Australie
Birth: July 23, 1903 27 Newcastle, NSW, Australie
Marriage MarriageNovember 12, 1925Newcastle, NSW, Australie
5 years
Birth: estimated 1930 30 26
Death: August 3, 2015Nambour, Queensland, Australie

McCAULEY, Sir John Patrick Joseph, KBE 1955 (CBE 1943) CB 1951; b. 18 Mar. 1899 Syd.; educ. St. Joseph's Coll. Syd.; cadet at RMC Duntroon 1916-19, served Aust. Staff Corps, Perm. Mil. Forces, 1919-23; transferred to RAAF 1924; completed courses at RAF Sch of Armament & Gunnery UK 1925-27; attended RAF Staff Coll. 1932, followed by other trg (incl. flying instr course) 1933; Dep. Dir. Trg 1933-36, studied at Melb Univ. (B.Com., 1936), made Dir. of Trg 1936-38; Staff Offr Air Laverton 1938; Offr i/c cadet trg Pt. Cook & CFI; Air Force HQ, LO to Sec., Dept. of Def.. 1939; CO Engr Sch Ascot Vale, Vic; CO RAAF Malaya & OC RAF Stn Sembawang 1941-42; DCAS 1942-44; ACdre Ops, 2nd Tactical Air Force, Europe, 1944-45, 1st TAF RAF in France and Germany 1945; DCAS 1946-47; Chief of Staff BCOF Japan 1947-49; AOC E Area 1949-54; CAS 1954-57 (retd.); Fed. Pres. Air Force Assoc. 1964-74; d. 3 Feb. 1989 Syd.

John McCauley (RAAF officer)
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John Patrick Joseph McCauley
18 March 1899 – 26 January 1989 (aged 89)

Group Captain John McCauley, 1942
Surnom : "Black Jack"
Lieu de naissance : Sydney, New South Wales
Nationalité : Australia
Service/branch Royal Australian Air Force
Années de service : 1920–1957
Grade : Air Marshal
Commands held RAAF, RAF Far East (1941–42)
Eastern Area Command (1949–53)
Home Command (1953–54)
Chief of the Air Staff (1954–57)

World War II

  • Pacific War
  • Malayan Campaign

Malayan Emergency
Awards : Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Air Marshal Sir John Patrick Joseph McCauley KBE, CB (18 March 1899 – 26 January 1989) was a senior Royal Australian Air Force commander. A Duntroon graduate who transferred to the RAAF in 1924, he held staff and operational appointments during World War II. Between 1949 and 1954 McCauley served as the last Air Officer Commanding Eastern Area Command and the inaugural AOC of Home Command (now Air Command). He was Chief of the Air Staff from 1954 until his retirement in 1957.

Early career

Born in Sydney, McCauley graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and spent four years in the Australian Army. On 29 January 1924 he transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force, where his dark looks earned him the nickname "Black Jack".] Despite a "shaky reputation" as a pilot, McCauley qualified as a flying instructor at Central Flying School and would later command No. 1 Service Flying Training School. He graduated from RAF Staff College, Andover, in 1933. McCauley gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Melbourne University in 1936. His tertiary qualification was unusual for a general duties officer in the pre-war Air Force, whose pilots were generally said to have "valued little beyond flying ability".

World War II

During the Malayan Campaign in 1941-42, McCauley was in charge of RAAF units under Britain's Far East Air Force. As Station Commander at Sembawang in north-east Singapore, he personally supervised the training and operations of Nos. 1 and 8 Squadrons, and warned higher command of the weaknesses of the Allied air defences. On 29 January 1942, McCauley took over airfield P.2 near Palembang in Sumatra,[6] and conducted attacks on enemy convoys before evacuating the area on 15 February 1942, the day that Singapore surrendered.[

McCauley served as the RAAF's Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (DCAS) from 1942 to 1944. His inspection of No. 10 Group at Nadzab during March 1944 resulted in Air Force Headquarters increasing the supply of pilots to the group in order to meet, and later exceed, the operational rate of effort achieved by the US Fifth Air Force. McCauley also instigated a program to determine a suitable formula for rotating and relieving ground staff, as well as aircrew, in the tropics. He was rewarded for his efforts by being made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1943 King's Birthday Honours. Following his term as DCAS, he was posted to Britain until the end of the war as Air Commodore (Operations), 2nd Tactical Air Force RAF.

Post-war career

Retaining his wartime rank of Air Commodore following the cessation of hostilities, McCauley served again as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff in 1946-47. Promoted Air Vice Marshal, he was Chief of Staff to Lieutenant General John Northcott, British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan, from June 1947 to June 1949. Upon his return to Australia, McCauley was made Air Officer Commanding Eastern Area Command. During the Malayan Emergency, he formed RAAF aircraft assigned for deployment into No. 90 (Composite) Wing, as directed by Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal George Jones, to ensure that they would operate autonomously rather than be dispersed throughout other Allied groups. He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 1951 Birthday Honours.
Air Vice Marshal McCauley (right) with Air Marshal Hardman, viewing a parade by No. 78 Wing shortly before its departure for garrison duties in Malta, July 1952

In January 1952, Air Marshal Jones was succeeded by Air Marshal Sir Donald Hardman of the Royal Air Force. The decision by Prime Minister Robert Menzies to appoint a British officer as CAS caused controversy in Australia, compounded when he stated his reason as being that there was "no RAAF officer of sufficient age, or operation experience, to take the post of Chief of the Air Staff", ignoring the wartime records of figures like McCauley. Hardman changed the structure of the Air Force from one based on geographical area to one based on function, hence McCauley's Eastern Area Command evolved into Home Command in 1953. McCauley succeeded Hardman as Chief of the Air Staff when the latter's two-year appointment ended; according to RAAF historian Dr Alan Stephens, McCauley was "just as ready to become CAS in 1952 as he was in 1954". He was made Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 1955 New Year Honours.

In October 1956, McCauley gave a presentation on air power concepts that was attended by Prime Minister Menzies, as well as the other Australian service chiefs. McCauley identified Malaya and Indochina, particularly Vietnam, as likely areas for future RAAF deployments, and advocated a continued presence in Singapore. He also recommended that a supersonic light bomber replace the English Electric Canberra, primarily for interdiction in Southeast Asia. McCauley's tenure as CAS saw the beginning of a trend for the RAAF to equip with US aircraft types in preference to British types, with recommendations being put forward for the F-104 Starfighter (though in the event the French Dassault Mirage was purchased) and C-130 Hercules.
McCauley, on a post-retirement visit to Vietnam, about to take off in a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter of No. 9 Squadron RAAF, October 1966

McCauley commenced the redevelopment of RAAF Darwin in the Northern Territory as the first stage of a forward defence strategy. He aimed to make Darwin the "main Australian base for war", and a launching point for deployments to Southeast Asia, rather than simply a transit base. This concept was taken another step by his successor as CAS, Air Marshal Frederick Scherger, who conceived a series of front-line 'bare bases' in Northern Australia, beginning with plans for RAAF Tindal in 1959. McCauley and Scherger have been described as "among the RAAF's better chiefs".

Later life

After his retirement from the RAAF in 1957, McCauley served for a number of years as Federal President of the Air Force Association. He visited RAAF units in Vietnam in 1966. In 1970 McCauley played a leading role in organising the Australian Services Council (now the Australian Veterans and Defence Services Council) to coordinate lobbying efforts for the various veterans' groups, and became its first Chairman.

Sir John McCauley died on 26 January 1989

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