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Air Vice-Marshal W Carter (43164)

Wilfred CarterWilfred                         b: 5 Nov 1912                    r: 5 Nov 1967                    d: 19 Feb 1999

CB - 1 Jan 1963, DFC - 11 Feb 1944, MiD - 14 Jan 1944. 'Gordon Shepherd' Prize - 1955 - 57, 1961, 1965 and 1967

AC2: xx xxx xxxx, AC1: xx xxx xxxx, LAC: xx xxx xxxx, Cpl: xx xxx xxxx, Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Flt Sgt: xx xxx xxxx, Plt Off (P): 1 Apr 1940, Fg Off (WS): 1 Apr 1941, Flt Lt (WS): 20 Nov 1941, Act Sqn Ldr: xx xxx xxxx, Act Wg Cdr: 16 Jul 1942, Sqn Ldr (WS): 16  Jan 1943, Sqn Ldr: 11 Feb 1947 [1 Sep 1945], Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1947, Act Gp Capt:  xx Dec 1955, Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1956, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1960, Act AVM: 8 May 1965, AVM: 1 Jul 1965.

Wilfred Carter

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 3 March 1967
NPG x166409

© National Portrait Gallery, London


xx xxx 1929:            Airman/NCO Pilot (590331)

 1 Apr 1940:            Served in Bomber Command (Blenheims/Halifaxes).

xx xxx xxxx:             Served in the Middle East.

xx xxx 1945:            Attended Middle East Centre for Arab Studies.

11 Feb 1947:            Appointed to Permanent Commission in the rank of Squadron Leader (retaining rank current at the time). [wef 1 Sep 1945]

xx xxx 1950:            Air Adviser to the Lebanon.

xx xxx 1954:            Member, Cabinet Secretariat.

xx Dec 1955:           Officer Commanding, RAF Ternhill.

xx May 1958:          Senior RAF Directing Staff, Joint Services Staff College.

xx xxx 1960:            Commandant, Joint Services Staff College.

26 Oct 1960:           Assistant Chief of Staff - Plans and Policy, HQ Combined Military Planning Staff (CENTO).

22 Apr 1963:           Assistant Commandant, RAF Staff College.

 8 May 1965:           AOA, HQ Bomber Command.

Known as ‘Nick’, he spent 11 years in the ranks before being commissioned, within 18 months he was a Wing Commander.

Retiring from the RAF he became an International Disaster Consultant and from 1969 to 1978 was the Director of the Australian Counter Disaster College.

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