Peter Walker (RAF officer)
|Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey|
15 April 2011 – 6 September 2015
Jonathan Le Tocq
|Preceded by||Sir Fabian Malbon|
|Born||29 September 1949|
|Died||6 September 2015 (aged 65)|
|Alma mater||Durham University|
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1968–2007|
|Commands||RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands|
The son of an RAF fighter pilot, Peter Brett Walker was born on 29 September 1949 in the Staffordshire village of Rowley Regis. Educated at Pocklington School and Durham University, Walker joined the Royal Air Force as a flight cadet at Royal Air Force College Cranwell in 1969. 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.
He was married to Lynda: they had two sons and a daughter.
- The Daily Telegraph (London), 9 September 2015, Obituary, pg31
- Old Pocklingtonian Association
- 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