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Commander of the Air Force (Egypt)

The Commander of the Air Force (Arabic: قائد القوات الجوية المصرية‎) is the institutional head of the Egyptian Air Force. The current commander is Lieutenant General Mohammed Abbas Helmy Hashem

Commander of the Egyptian Air Force
قائد القوات الجوية المصرية
Egyptian Air Force emblem.svg
Incumbent
Lieutenant General Mohamed Abbas Helmy [ar]

since 14 June 2018
 Egyptian Air Force
StatusActive
Reports toMinister of Defense
Term lengthNo fixed length
Formation1932
First holderVictor Hubert Tait
DeputyChief of Staff of the Air Defense Forces
WebsiteOfficial website

List of commandersEdit

The following individuals have had command of the Egyptian Air Force:[1]

Royal Egyptian Air ForceEdit

No. Commanders Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1Tait, VictorSquadron Leader
Victor Hubert Tait
(1892–1988)
193219363–4 years[2][3]
2?193619392–3 years.
3Islam, AliAir Fleet commander
Ali Islam
(1884–?)
6 July 193920 August 193945 days[4]
4Wahab, HassanMajor general
Hassan Mohammed Abdel Wahab
(1887–?)
20 August 193921 October 19401 year, 62 days[5]
5Muwafi, AliMajor general
Ali Muwafi
(1886–?)
21 October 19404 October 19421 year, 348 days[6]
6Taher, HassanMajor general
Hassan Hosni Taher
(1889–?)
4 October 19424 November 19442 years, 31 days[7]
7Metwaly, MohammedMajor general
Mohammed Metwaly
8 November 194411 March 19472 years, 127 days[1][8]
8Sha'arawy, MohammedMajor general
Mohammed Mustafa Sha'arawy
11 March 194723 July 19525 years, 134 days[1][9]

Egyptian Air ForceEdit

No. Chiefs of Staff Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1Mahmoud, HassanAir Commander
Hassan Mahmoud
30 July 195222 June 1953357 days[1][10]
2Mahmoud, MohamedGeneral
Mohamed Sedky Mahmoud
(1914–1984)
23 June 195319 September 19596 years, 88 days[11]

Egyptian Air Force and DefenseEdit

No. Commander Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1Mahmoud, MohamedGeneral
Mohamed Sedky Mahmoud
(1914–1984)
20 September 195911 June 19677 years, 264 days[11]

Egyptian Air ForceEdit

No. Commander Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1El-Ezz, MadkourAir Vice-Marshal
Madkour Ahmed Abou El-Ezz
11 June 19672 November 1967144 days[12][13]
2El-Hennawy, MustafaAir Vice-Marshal
Mustafa Shalaby El Hennawy
2 November 196722 June 19691 year, 232 days[14]
3Baghdady, AliAir Vice-Marshal
Ali Mustafa Baghdady
(1922–2005)
22 June 196923 April 19722 years, 306 days[15]
4Mubarak, HosniAir Chief Marshal
Hosni Mubarak
(born 1928)
23 April 197216 April 19752 years, 358 days.
5El Moneim, MahmoudAir Vice-Marshal
Mahmoud Shaker Abd El Moneim
(1926–1980)
16 April 19756 April 1980 †4 years, 356 days[16]
6Shabana, MohammedAir Vice-Marshal
Mohammed Shabana
(born 1931)
6 April 198014 April 19822 years, 8 days[17]
7Helmy, MohammedAir Vice-Marshal
Mohamed Abd El Hamid Helmy
14 April 198215 April 19875 years, 1 day[18]
8Barakat, MohamedAir Vice-Marshal
Mohamed Alaa El Din Barakat
15 April 19876 April 19902 years, 356 days[19]
9Nasser, AhmedAir Vice-Marshal
Ahmed Abdel Rahman Nasser
(born 1934)
7 April 19907 April 19966 years, 1 day[20]
10Shafik, AhmedAir Marshal
Ahmed Shafik
(born 1941)
7 April 19961 March 20025 years, 328 days[21]
11Shafik, AhmedAir Marshal
Magdy Galal Sharawi
(born 1946)
1 March 200220 March 20086 years, 19 days.
12Mohamed, RedaAir Marshal
Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed
(1952–2013)
20 March 200814 August 20124 years, 147 days[22]
13Hamed, YounesAir Marshal
Younes Hamed
(born 1959)
14 August 201214 June 20185 years, 304 days.
14Helmy, MohamedAir Marshal
Mohamed Abbas Helmy [ar]
(born 1961)
14 June 2018Incumbent1 year, 128 days[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Air Force Commanders". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Victor Herbert Bek". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Air Vice-Marshal Sir Victor Tait". Air of Authority. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Ali Islam". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Hassan Mohammed Abdel Wahab". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Ali Muwafi". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Hassan Hosni Taher". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/force9.htm[dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/force10.htm[dead link]
  10. ^ http://www.mmc.gov.eg/branches/AIRFORCE/force11.htm[dead link]
  11. ^ a b "Mohamed Sedky Mahmoud". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 November 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Madkour Ahmed Abou El-Ezz". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Mustafa Shalaby El Hennawy". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Mustafa Shalaby El Hennawy". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Mahmoud Shaker Abd El Moneim". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Mohammed Shabana". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Mohammed Shabana". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Mohammed Shabana". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Mohammed Shabana". mmc.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ Air Vice Marshal Archived 18 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ Al-Youm, Al-Masry (22 June 2018). "Egypt appoints new Air Force commander". Egypt Independent. Retrieved 22 November 2018.