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Air Chief Marshal Sir Walter Cheshire (24005)


Walter Graemes                      b: 21 Mar 1907                   r: 6 Apr 1965                        d: 10 Dec 1978

 GBE - 1 Jan 1965 (CBE - 1 Jan 1949), KCB - 13 Jun 1959 (CB - 1 Jan 1955), MiD - 1 Jan 1942, MiD - 8 Jun 1944, ADC, BA.

Plt Off (P): 28 Jul 1926, Plt Off: 28 Jul 1927, Fg Off: 28 Jan 1928, Flt Lt: 9 Sep 1931, Sqn Ldr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1942, Wg Cdr: 20 Nov 1942 [1 Jul 1942], Act A/Cdre: 20 Jul 1944, Gp Capt (WS): 20 Jan 1945, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1947 [1 Oct 1946], A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1950, Act A 23 Apr 1953, AVM: 1 Jan 1954, AM: 1 Jul 1959, ACM: 19 Nov 1962.

28 Jul 1926:               Granted a Short Service Commission

28 Jul 1926:               U/T Pilot, No 4 FTS.

19 Jan 1928:               Pilot, No 47 Sqn.

 1 Aug 1929:               Attended Aircraft Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot.

 1 Sep 1930:               Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flying Officer.

7 Jul 1931:                  Attending Course 'A' at Cambridge University.

24 Oct 1936:              Air Staff, Directorate of Operations and Intelligence.

24 Jan 1938:               Attended RAF Staff College.

31 Dec 1938:              Air Staff, HQ Bomber Command.

1941:                          Chief Intelligence Officer, HQ Bomber Command.

xx xxx 1942:               Air Attache, Moscow.

20 Jul 1944:                Chief Air Intelligence Officer, HQ ACSEA.

 1 Oct 1945:               AOC, Air HQ - Indo China.

 xx xxx 1949:              Attended Imperial Defence College.

 9 Jan 1950:                AOC, RAF Gibraltar.

31 Mar 1952:              Commandant, RAF Staff College - Andover.

23 Apr 1953:              AOA, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force.

16 May 1955:             AOC, No 13 Group.

 1 Jul 1957:                 RAF Instructor, Imperial Defence College.

19 May 1959:             AOC, RAF Malta/Deputy C in C (Air), Allied Forces Mediterranean

11 Dec 1961:              Air Member for Personnel  

29 Aug 1963 - 6 Apr 1965:     Air ADC to The Queen.

Walter Cheshire joined the RAF in 1926 having gained a degree at Downing College, Cambridge.  In 1968 he joined the Commonwealth War Graves Commission becoming Vice-Chairman in 1970, finally retiring in 1974.

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