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Hugh (Boom) Montague 
Trenchard
1873 - 1956


Hugh (Boom) Montague 
Trenchard
, Hugh Trenchard was born in 1873. He entered the British Army in 1893 and served in South Africa and West Africa. His interest in aviation led to him in 1913 being transferred to the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) where he assistant commandant of the Central Flying School. In August 1915, Major-General Trenchard became the RFC's General Officer Commander in the field. When the Air Council was formed in January 1918, Trenchard became Chief of the Air Staff. In the post Trenchard helped establish the Royal Air Force but he resigned from office in April 1918 after a quarrel with Lord Rothermere, the Air Secretary. In June 1918 Trenchard established the Independent Air Force. Trenchard, a great believer in strategic bombing, began to organize attacks on rail and industrial centres in Germany. In February, 1919, Winston Churchill, Minister of War and Air, invited Trenchard to return as Chief of the Air Staff, a position he held until his retirement in 1929. The following year he was raised to the peerage and appointed commissioner of the metropolitan police. Trenchard carried out a series of important reforms including the establishment of the Police College at Hendon. Viscount Hugh Trenchard died in 1956. see ews, Allen. The Air Marshals: The Air War in Western Europe. New York, William Morrow, 1970. 299 p. Book call no.: 940.544 A565a Boyle, Andrew. Trenchard. London, Collins, 1962. 768 p. Book call no.: 92 T792b Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority, edited by Benjamin Franklin Cooling. Washington, Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1994. 678 p. See index under "Trenchard" for specific references. Book call no.: 358.414 C337 Collier, Basil. A History of Air Power. New York, Macmillan, 1974. 358 p. Trenchard, pp 56-61, 75-76, 95-96. Book call no.: 358.09 C699h Dictionary of National Biography. London, Oxford University Press, 1971. 22 vols. Trenchard, pp 985-989. Book call no.: R 920.042 D554 Sup.7 1951-1960 Emme, Eugene M. The Impact of Air Power: National Security and World Politics. Princeton, NJ, Van Nostrand, 1959. 914 p. Air Power and National Security, by Viscount Trenchard, pp 192-200. Book call no.: 358.08 E54i The Foundations of Air Power Theory (videorecording). Maxwell AFB, AL, College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education, 1996. 17 min. Traces the evolution of air power theory from the times of Douhet, Trenchard, and Mitchell to the present. Book call no.: 358.403 F771 (video) Hastings, Max. Bomber Command. New York, Dial Press, 1979. 399 p. Book call no.: 940.544942 H358b Higham, Robin. The Military Intellectuals in Britain: 1918-1939. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1981. 267 p. See index for appropriate page references. Book call no.: 355.0942 H638m 1981 Jablonski, Edward. The Knighted Skies: A Pictorial History of World War I in the Air. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1964. 241 p. See index for references to Trenchard. Book call no.: 940.44 J11k Jones, Neville. The Beginnings of Strategic Air Power: A History of the British Bomber Force, 1923-1939. London, F. Cass, 1987. 192 p. See index for references to Trenchard. Book call no.: 358.400941 J78b Keegan, John and Wheatcroft, Andrew. Who's Who in Military History. New York, Routledge, 1996. 340 p. Trenchard, pp 294-295. Book call no.: R 923.5 K26w 1996 Macmillan, Norman. Great Airmen. London, G. Bell, 1955. 270 p. Trenchard, pp 147-156. Book call no.: 926.2913 M167g (OTS area) Messenger, Charles. "Bomber" Harris and the Strategic Bombing Offensive, 1939-1945. New York, St. Martin's, 1984. 244 p. The Trenchard Doctrine, pp 15-19. Book call no.: 940.544941 M584b Murray Williamson. Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1983. 365 p. Trenchard, pp 321-326. Book call no.: 940.544943 M984s Norman, Aaron. The Great Air War. New York, Macmillan, 1968. 558 p. Trenchard, pp 96-107. Book call no.: 940.44 N842g (OTS area) Oxbury, Harold. Great Britons: Twentieth-Century Lives. New York, Oxford University Press, 1985. 370 p. Trenchard, Hugh Montague, p 334. Book call no.: R 920.041 O98g Paris, Michael. Winged Warfare: The Literature and Theory of Aerial Warfare in Britain, 1859-1917. Manchester, UK, Manchester University Press, 1992. 272 p. The Royal Flying Corps, 1912-1917, pp 207-250. Book call no.: 358.400941 P232w The Paths of Heaven: The Evolution of Airpower Theory, edited by Phillip S. Meilinger. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1997. 650 p. Trenchard, Slessor and Royal Air Force Doctrine Before World War II, by Phillip S. Meilinger, pp 41-78. Book call no.: 358.4 P297 Powers, Barry D. Strategy Without Slide-Rule: British Air Strategy 1914-1939. New York, Holmes & Meier, 1976. 295 p. Book call no.: 358.0942 P888s Robertson, Scot. The Development of RAF Strategic Bombing Doctrine, 1919-1939. Westport, CT, Praeger, 1995. 187 p. See index for numerous references. Book call no.: 358.400941 R652d Sims, Charles. The Royal Air Force: The First Fifty Years. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1968. 183 p. Book call no.: 358.0942 S614r Smith, Malcolm. British Air Strategy Between the Wars. London, Oxford University Press, 1984. 360 p. The Trenchard Legacy, pp 13-42. Book call no.: 358.400941 S655b Terraine, John. A Time for Courage: The Royal Air Force in the European War, 1939-1945. New York, Macmillan, 1985. 828 p. Book call no.: 940.544941 T323t Trenchard, Hugh M. Air Power and National Security.. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University, August 1946. 20 p. Also in The Impact of Air Power, by Eugene Emme. Book call no.: 629.133 T793a Trenchard, Hugh M. Air Power: Three Papers.. London, Directorate of Staff Studies, Air Ministry, 1946. 43 p. (Pamphlet no.229) Book call no.: 623.74 T793a Verrier, Anthony. The Bomber Offensive.. London, Pan Books, 1974. 392 p. The Trenchard Legacy, pp 27-51. Book call no.: 940.544 V554b 1974 The War Lords: Military Commanders of the Twentieth Century, edited by Field Marshal Sir Michael Carver. Boston, Little, Brown, 1976. 624 p. Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Viscount Trenchard, by Gavin Lyall, pp 176-187. Book call no.: 923.573 W253 (OTS area)

Born: Taunton, Somerset, , England 3rd Feb 1873 Baptised:
Died: London, , , England 10th Feb 1956 Buried:
Family:
Trenchard

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Ancestors
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1.
Hugh (Boom) Montague 
Trenchard
(
Bowlby
) 1873 - 1956
2.
Henry Montague 
Trenchard
(
Skene
) 1838 - 1914
4.
Charles Henry 
Trenchard
(
Montague
,
Alford
) 1813 - 1881
5.
3.
Georgiana Louisa Catherine Tower 
Skene
(
Trenchard
) 1848 - 1914
6.
7.
Georgiana Louisa 
Lumsden
(
Skene
) * 1827

Siblings


1.
Katharine Amy Montague 
Trenchard
(
Robertson
) 1870 - post 1912
2.
Alexander John Montague 
Trenchard
(
Peters
) 1871 - 1917
3.
Mary Montague 
Trenchard
1876 - 1885
4.
Ralph Henry Montague 
Trenchard
(
Cox
) 1876 - 1900
5.
Dorathy Sybil Montague 
Trenchard
(
Eastwood
,
McNeill
) 1877 - 1968

Spouses



1. St. George, hanover sq, London, , , England 17th Jun 1920
Katherine Isobel Salvin 
Bowlby
(
Boyle
,
Trenchard
) 1886 - 1960

Descendants
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a.
Katherine Isobel Salvin 
Bowlby
(
Boyle
,
Trenchard
) 1886 - 1960
1.
Hugh 
Trenchard
1921 - 1943
2.
Thomas 
Trenchard
(
Bailey
) 1923 - 1987
2a.
Patricia 
Bailey
(
Trenchard
)
2.1.
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2.2.
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2.3.
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3rd Feb 1873Born Taunton, Somerset, England
3rd Apr 1881Son in 1881 census (census) Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset, England
17th Jun 1920Married
Katherine Isobel Salvin 
Bowlby
(
Boyle
,
Trenchard
) 1886 - 1960 London, England
1930
Hugh (Boom) Montague 
Trenchard
(
Bowlby
) 1873 - 1956 inherited the title
Trenchard
  [V]
10th Feb 1956Died London, England
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