Attended Waitaki Boys High School
Editor with New Zealand Herald, 1933 - 1937.
Transferred to Royal Air Force (RAF) in June 1938
Air Staff, HQ Middle East Command, Royal Air Force (RAF), 27 Mar 1943.
Promoted to Squadron Leader and appointed Officer Commanding (OC), 511 Squadron, RAF, September 1945.
Chief of Operations, USAF All Weather Center, 1948.
Air Staff, Air Ministry, 1950.
OC, RAF Farnborough.
OC, RAF Jever, Germany, December 1955.
Air Member & Chairman, Defence Resolutions Policy Staff, 1959.
Air Officer Commanding (AOC), 19 (Recon) Group, RAF, 27 January 1962.
Promoted to Air Vice Marshal, 1 July 1962.
Deputy Controller Aircraft, RAF, Ministry of Aviation, 1964.
Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C), Far East Air Force, 8 August 1966.
Promoted Air Marshal, 1 January 1967.
Air Adviser to Government of Singapore, 1970 - 1972.
Retired to New Zealand, 1972.
Chairman, Mazda Motors New Zealand, 1972 - 1987.
Director, New Zealand Steel, 1973 - 1984.
Director, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, 1974 - 1977.
Director, General Accident, 1975 - 1984.
Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators. AWMM