HANCOCK Sir Valston Eldridge KBE CB DFC
RAAF Born Perth WA 31 May 1907 Died Nedlands WA 29 September 1998
Service No: O315. Officer Commanding 71 Beaufort Wing 1945 New Guinea. Air Officer Commanding Commonwealth Air Forces Malaya 1957-59. Assistant Defence Chief of Operations Command 1959-61. Chief of the Air Staff 1961-65. Foundation Chairman Australian Defence Association. Member USI. Patron Beaufort Squadrons; North & Northwest Aircrew Association. Commissioner General Australian Exhibition Expo 67 Montreal. Obituary: Obituaries Australia. Biography: Challenge (1990).