Peter Walker (RAF officer)
|Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey|
15 April 2011 – 6 September 2015
Jonathan Le Tocq
|Preceded by||Sir Fabian Malbon|
29 September 1949|
Rowley Regis, Staffordshire
|Died||6 September 2015 (aged 65)|
|Alma mater||Durham University|
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1968–2007|
Joint Warfare Centre|
RAF Mount Pleasant
No. 111 Squadron RAF
Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Legion of Merit (United States)
The son of a Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter pilot, Peter Brett Walker was born on 29 September 1949 in the Staffordshire village of Rowley Regis. He was initially educated at Pocklington School, before joining Durham University to read for a General Arts degree at Hatfield College.
Walker joined the Royal Air Force as a flight cadet in 1968 while at university and in 1971 entered the Royal Air Force College Cranwell. He served as a fighter pilot flying the Phantom FGR2 and Tornado F3 aircraft and went on to command No. 111 Squadron. In 1993 he went to the Falkland Islands to command RAF Mount Pleasant. He became Director of Operational Capability in 1999, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Operations) in 2001, and Assistant Chief of Staff (Policy & Requirements) at SHAPE in 2002. He went on to be Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre in Norway in 2005, and retired in 2007.
Walker was married to Lynda: they had two sons and a daughter.
- "Obituary: Air Marshal Sir Peter Walker". The Daily Telegraph (London). 9 September 2015. p. 31.
- Old Pocklingtonian Association
- "Hatfield Record – 2016". Issuu. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
- Guernsey's next Lieutenant Governor is named BBC News, 26 October 2010
- Historic Squadron Disbanded
- Ministry of Defence and Tri-service Senior appointments
- Whitacker's Almanack 2004
- Whitacker's Almanack 2006
- "Guernsey Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Peter Walker dies". BBC. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Sir Fabian Malbon
| Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey