MCKEE, Air Marshal Sir Andrew, K.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C.
Sir Andrew McKee was born at Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand, on 10 January 1902 and was educated in Christchurch. He joined the RAF in 1927 and achieved a distinguished war record. He spent 1945–46 with the Mediterranean Allied Air Force, 1946–47 as Senior Air Staff Officer, MEAF, 1947–49 as Commandant, OATS. From 1949 to 1951 he was the first commandant of the RAF Flying College. After a period as Senior Air Staff Officer with Bomber Command he was appointed Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Transport Command, which position he held till his retirement in 1959. Since then he has lived in Belmont, near Wellington, New Zealand, where he is deputy chairman of the National Airways Corporation and a director of Air New Zealand.