Peter Walker (RAF officer)

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Peter Walker
CB CBE
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
In office
15 April 2011 – 6 September 2015
Premier Lyndon Trott
Peter Harwood
Jonathan Le Tocq
Preceded by Sir Fabian Malbon
Personal details
Born 29 September 1949
Died 6 September 2015(2015-09-06) (aged 65)
Spouse(s) Lynda Walker
Alma mater Durham University
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1968–2007
Rank Air marshal
Commands

No. 111 Squadron RAF

RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands
Battles/wars Iraq War

Air Marshal Peter Brett Walker CB CBE (29 September 1949 – 6 September 2015) was a Royal Air Force officer who served as Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey from 2011 to 2015.

RAF career[edit]

The son of an RAF fighter pilot, Peter Brett Walker was born on 29 September 1949 in the Staffordshire village of Rowley Regis.[1] Educated at Pocklington School[2] and Durham University, Walker joined the Royal Air Force as a flight cadet at Royal Air Force College Cranwell in 1969.[3] He served as a fighter pilot flying the Phantom FGR2 and Tornado F3 aircraft and went on to command No. 111 Squadron.[4] In 1993 he went to the Falkland Islands to command RAF Mount Pleasant.[1] He became Director of Operational Capability in 1999,[5] Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Operations) in 2001[5] and Assistant Chief of Staff (Policy & Requirements) at SHAPE in 2002.[6] He went on to be Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre in Norway in 2005[7] and retired in 2007.[3]

In retirement he became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey[3] and died in that role on 6 September 2015.[8]

Family[edit]

He was married to Lynda: they had two sons and a daughter.[3]

References[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Fabian Malbon
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Ian Corder