Peter Beer

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Peter Beer
Born 1941
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Rank Air Vice Marshal
Commands held RAF Brize Norton
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order

Air Vice Marshal Peter George Beer CB, CBE, LVO (born 1941) is a retired senior Royal Air Force officer who was Equerry to The Queen from 1971 to 1974.

Beer was born in 1941.

He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies, and the RAF Staff College, Cranwell.

Beer was station commander of RAF Brize Norton in 1986, and was promoted to air commodore on 1 July 1987. By 1990 he was Director Air Plans and Programmes. On promotion to air vice marshal he was appointed Commander British Forces Falkland Islands 1991-1992, Director-General Training and Personnel from 1992, and Chief of Staff, Personnel and Training Command from July 1994.

He was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in 1974.

After his retirement from the RAF, he became Home Bursar at Jesus College, Oxford from 1997 to 2006, succeeding Air Commodore John De'Ath. Peter Beer is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford.[1]


  1. ^ "Academic Staff by Name". Jesus College Oxford. Retrieved 7 June 2010.