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Sir Wallace Hart Kyle

In office
3 April 1975 – 1980
Preceded by Sir Hughie Edwards
Succeeded by Sir Richard Trowbridge

Born 22 January 1910
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Died 31 January 1988 (aged 78)
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1928 – 1968
Rank Air Chief Marshal
Commands RAF Strike Command
RAF Bomber Command
Technical Training Command
RAF Downham Market
RAF Marham
No. 139 Squadron
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Flying Cross
Knight of St John
Mention in Despatches (4)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Wallace Hart Kyle GCB, KCVO, CBE, DSO, DFC, RAF (22 January 1910 – 31 January 1988) was a senior Royal Air Force commander and the Governor of Western Australia from 1975 to 1980.

Kyle was born in Western Australia and he received his education at Guildford Grammar School.

In the RAF, Kyle held the post of Air Officer Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command. When Bomber Command merged with Fighter Command to form Strike Command, Kyle became Strike Command's first Air Officer Commander-in-Chief.


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir John Grandy
Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command
Succeeded by
Title ceased to exist
Preceded by
New title
Commander-in-Chief Strike Command
Succeeded by
Sir Denis Spotswood
Government offices
Preceded by
Air Commodore Sir Hughie Edwards
Governor of Western Australia
Succeeded by
Rear Admiral Sir Richard Trowbridge


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