Ian Bonham-Carter

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Ian Malcolm Bonham-Carter
Air Cdre I M Bonham-Carter.jpg
Air Commodore Bonham-Carter
Born 1882
Died 1953 (aged 70 or 71)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1900–1931, 1939–1942
Rank Air Commodore
Commands held No. 1 School of Technical Training
No. 3 Group
Battles/wars Second Boer War
First World War
Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Mention in Despatches (3)

Air Commodore Ian Malcolm Bonham-Carter CB, OBE, RAF (1882 – 31 December 1953) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force.

After his education at Haileybury, Ian Bonham-Carter was commissioned into the Northumberland Fusiliers in 1900. Bonham-Carter served in the 5th Battalion and then the 1st Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers before being appointed adjutant in 1909. In May 1914 he attended No 6 Course at the Central Flying School, receiving his Aviator's Certificate no. 794 on 25 May 1914. After completing his flying training, Bonham-Carter served in the Royal Flying Corps until he transferred to the RAF on its creation in 1918.

In 1925, Bonham-Carter was appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 3 Group and in 1926 he took up command of No. 23 Group. He was then posted in 1928 as Commandant of No. 1 School of Technical Training.

During World War II, Bonham-Carter served as Duty Air Commodore in the Operations Room of Headquarters RAF Fighter Command.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Officer Commanding No. 11 Group
9 February–25 April 1920
Succeeded by
Post disestablished
Next held by P B Joubert de la Ferté in 1936
Preceded by
R Gordon
Air Officer Commanding No. 3 Group
1925–1926
Succeeded by
Post disestablished
Next held by P H L Playfair in 1936
Preceded by
C L Lambe
Commandant, No. 1 School of Technical Training
1 April 1928–30 September 1931
Succeeded by
N D K MacEwen