|Sir Charles Guest|
|Born||4 October 1900|
|Died||23 June 1977(aged 76)|
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1918–56|
|Commands held||Inspector-General of the RAF (1954–56)
Transport Command (1952–54)
No. 1 Group (1947–48)
No. 229 Group (1943–45)
No. 12 Squadron (1936–37)
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Mentioned in Despatches (2)
Air Marshal Sir Charles Edward Neville Guest, KBE, CB (4 October 1900 – 23 June 1977) was a Royal Air Force officer who became Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at RAF Transport Command from 1952 to 1954.
Educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, Guest joined the Royal Air Force in 1918. He became a test pilot before being appointed Officer Commanding No. 12 Squadron in 1936 and being seconded to the British Military Mission in Egypt the following year. He served in the Second World War as Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters No. 202 Group and then at No. 204 Group before becoming Deputy Director of Organisation at the Air Ministry in 1942. He became Air Officer Commanding No. 229 Group in 1943 and Air Officer Commanding Transport at South East Asia Command in 1945.
After the War he was appointed Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters Air Command South East Asia and then Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group in 1947. He went on to be Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) in 1948, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at RAF Transport Command in 1952 and Inspector-General of the RAF in 1954 before retiring in 1956.
- Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation – Air Marshal Sir Charles Guest
- Air Safety Board Changes Flight International, 15 March 1957
- Old Edwardians
|Commander-in-Chief Transport Command
Sir George Beamish
|Inspector-General of the RAF
Sir Walter Dawson