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Jan van Loggerenberg’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro South African Air Force general
Is Military personnel
Military leader
From South Africa
Type Military
Gender male
Birth

26 August 1935, Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands

Age 85 years
Star sign Virgo

Lieutenant General Jan van Loggerenberg SSAS SD SOE ORB is a former South African military commander, who held the post of Chief of the South African Air Force.

He joined the Air force in 1954 and obtained a BMil degree from the South African Military Academy, earning the Student of the Year award in 1957. In 1959, he was appointed a flying instructor at Central Flying school.

He joined 1 Squadron and 2 Squadron before moving to 24 Squadron flying Buccaneers. He also attended a Canberra conversion course in England. In 1971, he was appointed Military Attache to Paris, France. On his return to South Africa, he was appointed the head of the South African Military Academy and thereafter Light Aircraft Command. He was appointed Chief of Staff operations in 1979.

In 1984, he was appointed Director: Operations of the SADF and in 1988 he was appointed Chief of the Air Force.

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