-Our Patron:His Excellency Air Marshal Peter Walker CB CBE
Air Marshal Peter Walker was educated at Pocklington School, Durham University and the Royal Air Force College Cranwell. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1968 and after training, served as a Pilot and Instructor on the Phantom FGR2 in the Air Defence Role in the UK and Germany.
He attended the Joint Services Defence College at Greenwich in 1986, and then began the first of many tours in the Ministry of Defence. He was honoured to Command 111 Squadron at RAF Leuchars from 1990 to 1992, this time flying the Tornado F3.
Promoted to Group Captain in 1992, His Excellency briefly ran the Operations Room at HQ Strike Command during the Balkans crisis before he was appointed to Command RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands. He returned to the MOD in 2003, as the principal briefing officer for the Chief of Air Staff.
In 1997, he moved to NATO as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations at HQ AIRCENT Ramstein, before once again returning to the UK in1999 as the Director of Operational Capability in the MOD. In 2001 he moved to be Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Operations in the rank of Air Vice Marshal, followed by a tour at SHAPE as Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Policy. His final appointment was as the Director of the newly formed Joint Warfare Centre in Norway, responsible for training NATO HQ Staff for deployment to theatres such as Afghanistan and the Balkans.
Air Marshal Walker was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in April 2011, and although he is blessed with no musical talent, he together with his wife Lynda, who can sing, enjoys supporting all musical activity within the Bailiwick.