|Sir Thomas Shirley|
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1928 - 1966|
|Rank||Air Vice Marshal|
|Commands held||Signals Command|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Shirley joined the Royal Air Force as a cadet in 1928. He served World War II as a Signals Officer at Headquarters RAF Middle East and then as a Staff Officer in the Directorate of Telecommunications at the Air Ministry. After the War he became Deputy Director of Signals at the Air Ministry and then Chief Signals Officer at Headquarters Transport Command before becoming Director of Radio Engineering at the Air Ministry in 1950. He went on to be Senior Technical Staff Officer at Headquarters Fighter Command in 1959 and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Signals Command in 1964 before retiring in 1966.
He married Vera Overton.
Sir Walter Pretty
|Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Signals Command|
1964 – 1966
| Succeeded by|
Sir Benjamin Ball
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