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Commander of the Egyptian Air Force
قائد القوات الجوية المصرية
Egyptian Air Force emblem.svg
Incumbent
Lieutenant General ar (Mohamed Abbas Helmy)

since 14 June 2018
 Egyptian Air Force
Status Active
Reports to Minister of Defense
Term length No fixed length
Formation 1932
First holder Victor Hubert Tait
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Defense Forces
Website Official website

The Commander of the Air Force (Arabic language: قائد القوات الجوية المصرية‎) is the institutional head of the Egyptian Air Force. The current commander is Lieutenant General Mohammed Abbas Helmy Hashem

List of commanders[edit | edit source]

The following individuals have had command of the Egyptian Air Force:[1]

Royal Egyptian Air Force[edit | edit source]

Commanders Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Victor Hubert Tait
Tait, VictorSquadron Leader Victor Hubert Tait
(1892–1988)
193219363–4 years[2][3]
2?193619392–3 years.
3Islam, AliAir Fleet commander Ali Islam
(1884–?)
6 July 193920 August 193945 days[4]
4Wahab, HassanMajor general Hassan Mohammed Abdel Wahab
(1887–?)
20 August 193921 October 19401 year, 62 days[5]
5Muwafi, AliMajor general Ali Muwafi
(1886–?)
21 October 19404 October 19421 year, 348 days[6]
6Taher, HassanMajor general Hassan Hosni Taher
(1889–?)
4 October 19424 November 19442 years, 31 days[7]
7Metwaly, MohammedMajor general Mohammed Metwaly8 November 194411 March 19472 years, 127 days[1][8]
8Sha'arawy, MohammedMajor general Mohammed Mustafa Sha'arawy11 March 194723 July 19525 years, 134 days[1][9]

Egyptian Air Force[edit | edit source]

Chiefs of Staff Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1Mahmoud, HassanAir Commander Hassan Mahmoud30 July 195222 June 1953357 days[1][10]
2Mahmoud, MohamedGeneral Mohamed Sedky Mahmoud
(1914–1984)
23 June 195319 September 19596 years, 88 days[11]

Egyptian Air Force and Defense[edit | edit source]

Commander Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1Mahmoud, MohamedGeneral Mohamed Sedky Mahmoud
(1914–1984)
20 September 195911 June 19677 years, 264 days[11]

Egyptian Air Force[edit | edit source]

Commander Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Madkour Ahmed Abou El-Ezz
El-Ezz, MadkourAir Vice-Marshal Madkour Ahmed Abou El-Ezz11 June 19672 November 1967144 days[12][13]
2El-Hennawy, MustafaAir Vice-Marshal Mustafa Shalaby El Hennawy2 November 196722 June 19691 year, 232 days[14]
3Baghdady, AliAir Vice-Marshal Ali Mustafa Baghdady
(1922–2005)
22 June 196923 April 19722 years, 306 days[15]
4
Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak, HosniAir Chief Marshal Hosni Mubarak
(born 1928)
23 April 197216 April 19752 years, 358 days.
5El Moneim, MahmoudAir Vice-Marshal Mahmoud Shaker Abd El Moneim
(1926–1980)
16 April 19756 April 1980 †4 years, 356 days[16]
6Shabana, MohammedAir Vice-Marshal Mohammed Shabana
(born 1931)
6 April 198014 April 19822 years, 8 days[17]
7Helmy, MohammedAir Vice-Marshal Mohamed Abd El Hamid Helmy14 April 198215 April 19875 years, 1 day[18]
8Barakat, MohamedAir Vice-Marshal Mohamed Alaa El Din Barakat15 April 19876 April 19902 years, 356 days[19]
9Nasser, AhmedAir Vice-Marshal Ahmed Abdel Rahman Nasser
(born 1934)
7 April 19907 April 19966 years, 1 day[20]
10Shafik, AhmedAir Marshal Ahmed Shafik
(born 1941)
7 April 19961 March 20025 years, 328 days[21]
11Shafik, AhmedAir Marshal Magdy Galal Sharawi
(born 1946)
1 March 200220 March 20086 years, 19 days.
12Mohamed, RedaAir Marshal Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed
(1952–2013)
20 March 200814 August 20124 years, 147 days[22]
13Hamed, YounesAir Marshal Younes Hamed
(born 1959)
14 August 201214 June 20185 years, 304 days.
14Helmy, MohamedAir Marshal ar (Mohamed Abbas Helmy)
(born 1961)
14 June 2018Incumbent3 years, 37 days[23]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Air Force Commanders". Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20071015052929/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/Nor.htm. Retrieved 21 November 2018. 
  2. "Victor Herbert Bek". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174416/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg4.htm. Retrieved 21 November 2018. 
  3. "Air Vice-Marshal Sir Victor Tait". 24 July 2018. http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Tait_VH.htm. Retrieved 21 November 2018. 
  4. "Ali Islam". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174421/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg5.htm. Retrieved 21 November 2018. 
  5. "Hassan Mohammed Abdel Wahab". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174426/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg6.htm. Retrieved 21 November 2018. 
  6. "Ali Muwafi". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174434/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg7.htm. Retrieved 21 November 2018. 
  7. "Hassan Hosni Taher". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174507/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg8.htm. Retrieved 21 November 2018. 
  8. http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/force9.htm[dead link]
  9. http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/force10.htm[dead link]
  10. http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/force11.htm[dead link]
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Mohamed Sedky Mahmoud". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110716105159/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg12.htm. Retrieved 21 November 2018. 
  12. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 November 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081109062303/http://www.domyat.gov.eg/arabic/kafr/cele/madkour.htm. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  13. "Madkour Ahmed Abou El-Ezz". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174335/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg13.htm. Retrieved 22 November 2018. 
  14. "Mustafa Shalaby El Hennawy". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174340/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg14.htm. Retrieved 22 November 2018. 
  15. "Mustafa Shalaby El Hennawy". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174345/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg15.htm. Retrieved 22 November 2018. 
  16. "Mahmoud Shaker Abd El Moneim". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174351/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg17.htm. Retrieved 22 November 2018. 
  17. "Mohammed Shabana". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174356/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg18.htm. Retrieved 22 November 2018. 
  18. "Mohammed Shabana". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174401/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg19.htm. Retrieved 22 November 2018. 
  19. "Mohammed Shabana". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081202174406/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg20.htm. Retrieved 22 November 2018. 
  20. "Mohammed Shabana". Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121023102416/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/gg21.htm. Retrieved 22 November 2018. 
  21. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121023102348/http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/cv1.htm. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  22. Air Vice Marshal Archived 18 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. Al-Youm, Al-Masry (22 June 2018). "Egypt appoints new Air Force commander". https://www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-appoints-new-air-force-commander/. Retrieved 22 November 2018. 

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