Lord Elworthy

KG GCB CBE DSO LVO DFC AFC K St J MA

Christened

Samuel Charles Elworthy

Date of Birth

23 March 1911 at Timaru

Died

4 April 1993 at Christchurch

Parents

Percy Ashton Elworthy and Bertha Victoria Elworthy (nee Julius)

Married

Audrey Hutchinson, London, 5 June 1936

Children

Three sons and one daughter

Education

  • Marlborough College United Kingdom
  • Trinity College Cambridge (graduated Master of Arts)
  • Barrister at Law Lincolns Inn

Honours

  • Knight of the Garter 1977
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath 1962
  • Knight of St John 1976
  • Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 1946
  • Distinguished Service Order 1941
  • Member of the Royal Victorian Order 1953
  • Distinguished Flying Cross 1941
  • Air Force Cross 1941
  • Freeman of the City of London
  • Freeman of the City of Timaru

Career

  • Royal Air Force
  • Permanent Commission 1936
  • War Service (1939-45) Bomber Command
  • Acting Air Commodore 1944
  • Commandant RAF Staff College 1957-59
  • Deputy Chief of Air Staff 1959-60
  • Commander-in-Chief of Middle East Forces 1960-63
  • Chief of Air Staff 1963-67
  • Chief of Defence Staff 1967-71
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force 1967

Positions held

  • Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle 1971-78
  • Lord Lieutenant of Greater London 1973-78
  • Governor of Various English Public Schools 1971-78
  • Chairman King Edward VII Hospital for Officers
  • Chairman Royal Commission of Exhibition of 1851, 1971-78
  • Chairman Royal Overseas League 1971-76w
  • Director of a number of United Kingdom Companies 1971-78