Aubrey Ellwood Military Person

Air Marshal Sir Aubrey Beauclerk Ellwood KCB DSC RAF (3 July 1897 – 20 December 1992) was a senior Royal Air Force commander. Educated at Marlborough College, Ellwood joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1916. During his service as a fighter pilot in World War I, he scored ten victories (all in the Sopwith Camel) to become a double ace, winning his DSC in the process. Having been awarded one of the first permanent commissions in the Royal Air Force in 1919, he was appointed Officer Commanding No. 5 Squadron in India in 1932 before returning to the UK in 1937 to join the Directing Staff at the RAF Staff College. He served in World War II as Deputy Director of Bomber Operations before becoming Air Officer Commanding No. 18 Group in January 1943 and then Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters Coastal Command in March 1944. He completed his was service as Director-General of Personnel. After the War Ellwood was appointed the Air Officer Commanding in Chief Bomber Command. His next and last tour was as Air Officer Commanding in Chief Transport Command before retiring in January 1952. In retirement he became Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 3rd, 1897
Place of birth
Date of death
December 20th, 1992 at age of 95


1. Marlborough College Independent school

Marlborough College is a British co-educational independent school for day and boarding pupils, located in Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Type Independent school
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Bath Road, SN8 1PA - Marlborough, Wiltshire, Wiltshire
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People attended Marlborough College connected by profession and/or age

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Military service

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Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force


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