Robert Carter joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice in 1927 and three years later won one of only two cadetships to the RAF College Cranwell.
In April 1939 he became Commanding Officer of 150 Squadron which was equipped with the Wellington bomber.
On September 9th, 1942 he took over commando of 103 Squadron.
A portrait of Carter appearded in Jonathan Black's 'The Face of Courage: Eric Kennington, Portraiture and the Second World War'.
July 23th, 1932: Pilot Officer;
January 23th, 1934: Flying Officer;
October 1st, 1936: Flight Lieutenant;
April 1st, 1939: Squadron Leader;
June 1st, 1941: Temporary Wing Commander;
October 28th, 1943: Wing Commander (war sub);
October 1st, 1946: Wing Commander;
January 1st, 1951: Group Captain;
? Acting Air Commodore;
January 1st, 1951: Air Commodore.
?: Portsmouth Grammar School;
September 1927 - September 1930: No. 1 School of Technical Training, Halton;
September 1930 - September 1932: RAF College, Cranwell;
September 1932: No. 41 Squadron, England;
?: No. 27 Squadron, Royal Indian Air Force;
?: No. 11 Squadron, Royal Indian Air Force;
July 29th, 1936: RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering, Henlow;
September 1938: Commanding Officer Pilotless Aircraft Flight, Weyborn;
?: AA Practice Camp, Norfolk Cost;
September 1939: Research and Development of Bomber aircraft, Ministry of Aircraft Production;
June 1940: No. 150 Squadron, Bomber Command;
?: No. 103 Squadron, Bomber Command;
?: Commanding Officer RAF Grimsby;
April 1944: Headquarters Bomber Command;
January 1945: Student RAF Staff College;
June 1945: Senior Personnel Staff Officer, Technical Training Command;
January 1947: Unites States Armed Forces Staff College;
?: British Joint Services Mission, Washington;
January 1948: Instructor in Work Study, Man Management e.o., RAF School of Administration;
January 1950: Chief Instructor, Royal New Zealand Air Force School of Administration;
January 1951: Director of Organisation, Royal New Zealand Air Force Headquarters, Wellington, New Zealand;
February 1953: Station Commander, RAF Upwood;
October 1955: Senior Air Staff Officer, Transport Command Headquarters;
June 1958: Director of Personal Services, Air Ministry;
June 1961: Air Officer in charge of Administration, Headquarters, Second Tactical Air Force, RAF Germany.
January 1st, 1956: CB
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