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Operation Iraqi Freedom
Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Angus Houston takes time to autograph memorabilia for members of the Royal Australian Air Force, Australian Air Traffic Control Detachment, Task Unit 633.4.2, Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 9th. Operation Iraqi Freedom is a multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people and eliminate Iraqi's weapons of mass destruction and the regime of Saddam Hussein. (UPI Photo/HO/U.S. Air Force/Stacy L. Pearsall)
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Air Chief Marshal Allan Grant "Angus" Houston, AC, AFC is the Chief of the Australian Defence Force, as of 4 July 2005. At the time of his appointment he was Australia's Chief of Air Force, a position he had held since 20 June 2001.

"Angus" Houston joined the RAAF as a cadet pilot in 1970 and spent the early part of his career flying UH-1 Iroquois helicopters in various parts of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

After graduation from Flying Instructors Course in 1975, Houston completed several instructional tours on Macchi MB-326H, British Aircraft Corporation Strikemaster and Iroquois aircraft. A posting to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) from 1976-1978 was followed by two years at No. 9 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley. In late 1979, Houston was posted to Hill Air Force Base, Utah U.S.A. for exchange flying duties with a United States Air Force helicopter unit.

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