Air Vice-Marshal Siegert

CB CBE MVO DFC AFC RNZAF

Christened

Cyril Laurence Siegert

Date of birth

14 March 1923 at Fairlie

Parents

Lawrence Walter Siegert and Juliet Ann Siergert (nee Sheehan)

Married

Shirley Berenice Dick, Brisbane 31 July 1948

Children

Two sons and two daughters

Education

  • Fairlie District High School
  • St Kevins College Oamaru
  • Victoria University Wellington
  • RAF Staff College
  • RAF College of Air Warfare
  • Imperial Defence College

Honours

  • Companion of the Order of the Bath 1979
  • Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 1977
  • Member of the Royal Victorian Order 1954
  • Distinguished Flying Cross 1944
  • Air Force Cross 1954

Career

  • Pilot Training in New Zealand and Canada 1942
  • RAF Bomber Operations 1943-45
  • British Overseas Airways 1945-47
  • Berlin Airlift 1949
  • Pilot to HM the Queen 1953-54 Tour of New Zealand
  • Attaché at New Zealand Embassy, Washington DC 1954-57
  • Far East Command 1963-65
  • Air Officer Commanding RNZAF Operations Group 1969
  • Chief of Staff ANZUK Joint Force Headquaters, Singapore 1971-73
  • Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Policy) 1973-76
  • Chief of Air Staff RNZAF 1976-79

Positions since retirement

  • General Manager and Director Marine – Air Systems 1980-84
  • President Air Cadet League 1980-85
  • Member Air Services Licensing Authority 1980-86