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Harold George Wilmott
File:Harold Willmott.jpg
Born (1899-08-26)26 August 1899[1]
Died 1993
Allegiance South Africa
Service/branch South African Air Force
Years of service 1924-1954
Rank Brigadier
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Brigadier Harold Willmott CBE (1899–1993) was a South African military commander. He served in the Royal Air Force in World War I, and joined the South African Air Force in 1924.

During World War II, he served as Deputy Director-General of Air Services from 1939 to 1940, as commander of 3 Wing in North Africa from 1941 to 1942, as Director of the Coastal Air Force from 1942 to 1944, and as Deputy Director-General of the Air Force from 1944 to 1945, when he was promoted to Director-General.

After the war, he served as Officer Commanding Natal Command, and finally as Air Chief of Staff, from 1951 to 1954.[2]

Honours and Awards

He was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the January 1943 New Years Honours list.[3]

See also

Military offices
New title Chief of Staff of the South African Air Force
Succeeded by
Stephen Melville
Preceded by
Jimmy Durrant
Director-General of the South African Air Force
Title changed
Preceded by
Christoffel Venter
Director-General of the South African Air Force
Succeeded by
Jimmy Durrant


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