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Raymond Fullerton Armstrong
Born 14 December 1917(1917-12-14) (age 105)
Allegiance  South Africa
Service/branch  South African Air Force
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held

Lieutenant General Raymond Armstrong SSA SM (born 14 December 1917)[1] is a retired South African Air Force officer, who served as Chief of Defence Staff.[2]

He attended Rondebosch Boy's High School before attending the South African Military College.[1]

Military career

He joined the Special Service Battalion in 1936 and soon thereafter joined the Permanent Force. He was trained as a pilot, serving in World War II and later in the Korean War.[2]

He was Armed Forces Attache in Washington. He served as Chief of Air Staff before being appointed acting Chief of Defence Staff from 1 March 1974 to 30 April 1974. He was confirmed in this appointment on 1 May 1974. He retired on 31 May 1976.[2]

After retirement he served as a Director of Atlas Aircraft Corporation.[1]

Awards and Decorations


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Who's Who of Southern Africa 1976. The Argus Printing and Publishing Company. 1976. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nöthling, C.J.; Meyers, E.M. (1982). "LEIERS DEUR DIE JARE (1912–1982)" (in Afrikaans) (Online). pp. 89. Digital object identifier:10.5787/12-2-631. ISSN 2224-0020. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Werndly Van der Riet
Chief of Defence Staff
1974 – 1976
Post Abolished

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