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Faye Alison CAMPBELL [21810]
(-2011)

 

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1. Sir James Anthony ROWLAND AC KBE DFC AFC [21763]

Faye Alison CAMPBELL [21810]

  • Marriage (1): Sir James Anthony ROWLAND AC KBE DFC AFC [21763]
  • Died: 16 Dec 2011, Darlinghurst NSW
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Air Marshal Sir James Anthony (Jim) Rowland, AC, KBE, DFC, AFC (1 November 1922 - 27 May 1999) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), serving as Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) from 1975 to 1979. He later held office as Governor of New South Wales from 1981 to 1989, and was Chancellor of the University of Sydney from 1990 to 1991. Born in rural New South Wales, Rowland cut short his aeronautical engineering studies at the University of Sydney to join the RAAF in 1942. He was posted to Britain and served as a bomber pilot with the Pathfinders in the air war over Europe, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944. The following year he was forced to bail out over Germany following a collision with another Allied aircraft, and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner.
After repatriation and demobilisation, Rowland gained his engineering degree and rejoined the RAAF. He became a test pilot, serving with and later commanding the Aircraft Research and Development Unit in the 1950s, and also a senior engineering officer, being closely involved in preparations for delivery to Australia of the Dassault Mirage III supersonic fighter in the 1960s. In 1972 he was promoted to air vice marshal and became Air Member for Technical Services, holding this post until his elevation to air marshal and appointment as CAS in March 1975. He was the first engineering officer to lead the RAAF, and the first man to personally command it in a legal sense, following abolition of the Australian Air Board in 1976. Knighted in 1977, Rowland retired from the Air Force in 1979 and became Governor of New South Wales in January 1981. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1987. Retiring from the Governorship in 1989, he held a place on several boards as well as the Chancellorship of the University of Sydney.
Rowland was born in Armidale, New South Wales, on 1 November 1922. He was the son of Louis Rowland, a commander in the Royal Australian Navy, and his wife Elsie. Growing up with his three brothers on the family's 1,200 ha (3,000-acre) rural property, he was schooled via correspondence before completing his secondary education at Cranbrook, Sydney.
Data supplied Peter Jones 2017.


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Faye married Sir James Anthony ROWLAND AC KBE DFC AFC [21763] [MRIN: 4897], son of Louis Claude ROWLAND [21752] and Unknown. (Sir James Anthony ROWLAND AC KBE DFC AFC [21763] was born on 1 Nov 1922 in Armidale NSW and died on 27 May 1999 in Sydney NSW Australia.)


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