Roy Faville

Air Vice Marshal Roy Faville, CBE (5 August 1908 – 18 June 1980) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer who served as Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell from 1956 to 1957.

Roy Faville
Born(1908-08-05)5 August 1908
Died18 June 1980(1980-06-18) (aged 71)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1931–60
RankAir Vice Marshal
Commands heldNo. 22 Group (1957–60)
RAF Staff College, Bracknell (1956–57)
RAF St Eval (1954–55)
RAF Gütersloh (1946–47)
No. 140 Wing (1946–47)
No. 42 Squadron (1940–41)
Battles/warsSecond World War
AwardsCommander of the Order of the British Empire

RAF career

Faville was commissioned into the Royal Air Force on 10 October 1931.[1] After training as an engineering officer on torpedoes, he served in the Second World War as officer commanding, No. 42 Squadron before transferring to the air staff at Headquarters RAF Coastal Command.[1] After the war he became Officer Commanding No. 140 Wing and Station Commander at RAF Gütersloh in 1946, a member of the air staff on the British Joint Service Mission at Washington, D.C. in 1950 and Station Commander, RAF St Eval in 1954.[1] He went on to be Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell in 1956 and Air Officer Commanding, No. 22 Group in 1957[2] before retiring in 1960.[1]


  1. "Air Vice-Marshal R Faville". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. "RAF Bridgnorth". Bridgnorth Journal. 1957. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
Military offices
Preceded by
James Fuller-Good
Air Officer Commanding No. 22 Group
Succeeded by
Bernard Chacksfield
Preceded by
Denis Barnett
Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell
Succeeded by
Charles Elworthy
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