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RAAF Meteorological Service



Chapter 1: The Weather Factor in Warfare

Chapter 2: Establishing and Developing the RAAF Directorate of Met. Services (D.Met.S)

Chapter 3: Recruiting and Training of Personnel
Senior Officers
Recruitment and Personnel
Training Courses
'Who are these Met blokes?'

Chapter 4: Meteorology in Aviation

Chapter 5: The Met. Retreating

Chapter 6: The Met. Advancing

Chapter 7: The Met With the Army and the Navy

Chapter 8: Divisional Offices of the Bureau of Meteorology During the War

Chapter 9: Research and Instrumental Development

Chapter 10: The End, Aftermath, and Beyond

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

Appendix 4



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Senior Officers

In 1941, members of the permanent civilian Met. staff volunteering for service with the RAAF were enlisted or appointed under an organisation approved by the Air Board. Senior officers commissioned in the Citizen Air Force were:
  1. Wing-Commander E. W. Timcke—Deputy Director D.Met.S

  2. Wing-Commander H. M. Treloar—Assistant Director (Technical)

  3. Squadron-Leader W. A. Dwyer—O/C Aviation Services

  4. Squadron-Leader (Later Wing-Commander) H. E. Camm—O/C Forecasting and Advisory Services

  5. Squadron-Leader A. W. Cornish—O.I.C. Instruments

  6. Squadron-Leader L. J. Dwyer—O.I.C. Services to Land Forces

  7. Squadron-Leader J. Hogan (1897 -1970)—O.I.C. Meteorological Research and Training

  8. Flight-Lieutenant J. R. Hodgins—Adjutant (Administation).

Senior civilian officers retained were:

  1. Mr J. C. Foley—Head of Climatology Section

  2. Mr J. P. O'Neill—Head of Statistics Section

  3. Mr J. W. Roach—Head of Civil Administration Section

  4. Miss G. N. Carey—Librarian

The Divisional Meteorologists in New South Wales (D. J. Mares) and Queensland (A. S. Richards) were appointed Wing-Commanders; those in other States were appointed Squadron-Leaders.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Directorate of Meteorological Services (D.Met.S)

People in Bright Sparcs - Cornish, Allan William; Dwyer, Leonard Joseph; Dwyer, Walter Anthony; Foley, James Charles; Hogan, John; Mares, David John; Richards, Alfred Stanley (Stan); Timcke, Edward Waldemar; Treloar, Harry Mayne

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Joyce, J. 1993 'The Story of the RAAF Meteorological Service', Metarch Papers, No. 5 October 1993, Bureau of Meteorology

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