British Royal Air Force officer Sir Peter Squire Died at 72

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Ted Squire was born on 7 October 1945 and died on 19 February 2018.

He was a senior Royal Air Force commander.

Squire was a fast jet pilot in the 1970s, he was a squadron commander during the Falklands War and a senior air commander in the 1990s.

He was Chief of the Air Staff from 2000 to 2003 during which time both Operation Veritas (in Afghanistan) and Operation Telic (in Iraq) were initiated.

During his retirement, Squire became Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Imperial War Museum and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

In 1970 Squire married Carolyn Joynson; they have three sons.

His main personal interest was golf.

In retirement Squire joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Squire was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Imperial War Museum from 2003 to 2011 and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from 2005 to 2008.

Squire was also a Governor at King’s School, Bruton and a Deputy Lieutenant of Devon.

Peter died on 19 February 2018 at the age of 72.

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