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Chester Hull
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of death Belleville, Ontario
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Royal Canadian Air Force Ensign (1941-1968).svg Royal Canadian Air Force / Canadian Forces
Years of service 1939-1974
Rank General
Commands held RCAF Air Defence Command
RCAF Air Transport Command
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Canadian Forces Decoration

Lieutenant-General A. Chester Hull CMM, DFC, CD (April 19, 1919 - April 9, 2012) was a Canadian Forces officer who became Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in Canada.


Hull joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and, after graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1939, served in World War II as a bomber pilot with 420 squadron and then 428 Squadron before becoming Senior Operations Controller of No. 6 Group RCAF in 1944.[1] He became Commanding Officer of RCAF Clinton in 1947, Base Commander and commander of No. 3 (Fighter) Wing at Zweibrücken and Chief of Staff of Air Defence Command in 1962.[1] He went on to be Air Officer Commanding Air Defence Command and then Air Officer Commanding Air Transport Command before becoming Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in 1972 and retiring in 1974.[1] He died in April 2012.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Michael Dare
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Succeeded by
Robert Falls

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