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Checketts served with 14 Squadron in Germany 1950-1954, and then was an instructor at the fighter weapons school 1954-1957. From 1958-1959 he was Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief Malta. He returned to Germany 1960-1961 with 3 Squadron.
From 1961 to 1966 he was appointed Equerry to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. In 1967 he became Equerry to the Prince of Wales, and in 1970 was promoted to be his Private Secretary and Treasurer. He retired as Private Secretary in 1979, and as Treasurer in 1979. He has been Extra Equerry since 1979.
- Boggan, Steve (18 January 1993). "Private firm did royal security check". The Independent. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
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