SECTION 7
DIRECTORATE OF SIGNALS, RAAF
LATER BECAME DIRECTORATE OF RADIO SERVICES
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

In May 1941 Wing Commander Alfred George Pither (0323) took over Section 7 of the Directorate of Signals from F/Lt John Thomas Phillips (261017). Section 7 looked after all radar matters in the RAAF from airborne equipment to air warning and associated logistics. Section 7 was finally formed into a Directorate in April 1942.

Section 7 became known as the Directorate of Radio Services (R.R.S.) under Wing Commander Pither and responsible for the following:-

1. Organisation and administration of RAAF Radio

2. Representative of Air Force on Radiophysics Advisory Board

3. Liaison with Army, Navy and Munitions on Radio matters

4. Advice to A.M.S.E. on supply, distribution and maintenance of Radio equipment

5. Advice to A.M.P. on training and posting of Radio personnel

6. Advice to C.A.S. on Radio personnel establishments

7. Radio publications.

8. Co-ordination of the work of the various sections of the Directorate

 

REFERENCE BOOK

More Radar Yarns, edited by Ed Simmonds

 

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