Major-General James (Jimmy) Thom Durrant CB DFC (1913-15 October 1990) was a highly successful South African pilot during World War II who eventually became the Director-General of the South African Air Force. In addition to commanding SAAF squadrons and wings, he also commanded RAF bomber groups. At the age of 32, he was the youngest Major-General in the Allied forces.

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  • Major-General James (Jimmy) Thom Durrant CB DFC (1913-15 October 1990) was a highly successful South African pilot during World War II who eventually became the Director-General of the South African Air Force. In addition to commanding SAAF squadrons and wings, he also commanded RAF bomber groups. At the age of 32, he was the youngest Major-General in the Allied forces. He resigned from the SAAF as a result of the de-anglicisation policy instituted by the National Party after winning the 1948 general election.
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  • 3 SAAF Wing
  • Director-General SAAF
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  • Brigadier JT Durrant CB, DFC SAAF
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  • Margaret Durrant , two sons and a stepson and stepdaughter
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  • Major-General James (Jimmy) Thom Durrant CB DFC (1913-15 October 1990) was a highly successful South African pilot during World War II who eventually became the Director-General of the South African Air Force. In addition to commanding SAAF squadrons and wings, he also commanded RAF bomber groups. At the age of 32, he was the youngest Major-General in the Allied forces.
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