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 Hugh Montague Trenchard

Hugh Montague Trenchard

Birth
Taunton, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England
Death 10 Feb 1956 (aged 83)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot RAF chapel
Memorial ID 6176 · View Source
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British Air Marshall. Hugh Montagu Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., D.S.O. He entered the Army in 1893 and served in South and West Africa. His interest in aviation led to him being transferred in 1913 to the Royal Flying Corps where he assisted commandant of the Central Flying School .In August 1915, Major-General Trenchard became the Royal Flying Corps General Officer Commander in the field. When the Air Council was formed in January 1918, Trenchard became Chief of the Air Staff. In the post Trenchard helped establish the Royal Air Force but he resigned in April 1918 after an argument with Lord Rothermere, the Air Secretary. In February, 1919, Winston Churchill, then Minister of War and Air, invited Trenchard to return as Chief of the Air Staff, a position he held until his retirement in 1929. The following year he was raised to the peerage and appointed commissioner of the Metropolitan police. Trenchard carried out a series of important reforms including the establishment of the Police College at Hendon.

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  • Added: 23 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6176
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Montague Trenchard (3 Feb 1873–10 Feb 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6176, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .