Douglas Jackman

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Sir Douglas Jackman
Born 26 October 1902
Died 15 June 1991
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the United Kingdom Air Force United Kingdom Air Force
Years of service 1926–1961
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held No. 40 Group
RAF Maintenance Command
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Air Marshal Sir (Harold) Douglas Jackman KBE CB (26 October 1902 - 15 June 1991) was a senior Royal Air Force officer. He became Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Maintenance Command.

RAF career[change | change source]

Jackman joined the Royal Air Force in 1926. He initially served as a Stores Officer.[1] He served in World War II as an Administrative Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Middle East. Then as Air Officer Administration at Headquarters Mediterranean Air Command. Next he became assistant Air Officer Administration at Headquarters Mediterranean Allied Air Forces and then Air Officer Administration at Headquarters Balkan Air Force.[1]

After the War he was appointed Director of Movements and then Director of Organisation (Forecasting and Planning) at the Air Ministry.[1] He went on to be Air Officer Commanding No. 40 Group in 1952. He became Director-General of Equipment at the Air Ministry in 1955. Then in 1958 he was appointed Air Officer Commanding RAF Maintenance Command. It was here he laid the foundation stone for a new Headquarters at Andover[2] before retiring in 1961.[1]

In retirement he became Chief Co-ordinator of the Anglo-American Community Relations Scheme in the UK.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - Air Marshal Sir Douglas Jackman
  2. Smoke of Battle Flight International, 4 November 1960
  3. In brief Flight International, 8 June 1961
Military offices


Preceded by
Sir Richard Jordan
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Maintenance Command
1958–1961
Succeeded by
Sir Leslie Dalton-Morris