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Samuel Charles Elworthy

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Identity

  • Title
    The Lord Elworthy Public - Stoney - Researcher - 19 August 2022 - Biography, 'Sam' Marshall of the Royal Air Force; by Richard Mead
  • Forenames
    Samuel Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Elworthy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Charles AWMM
    • Baron Elworthy AWMM
    • Sam Public - Stoney - Researcher - 19 August 2022 - Biography, 'Sam' Marshall of the Royal Air Force; by Richard Mead
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 March 1911 AWMM TimaruCanterbury AWMM
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Service

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Audrey (nee Hutchinson). Served as Marshal of the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1967 before being appinted Chief of the Defence Staff on 4 Agust 1967.

      RAF permanent commission 1936 AWMM
    • You are missing a little....
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Squadron Leader, 36056, Royal Air Force. (L.G.) 01/01/41 A.F.C.
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Acting Wing Commander, A.F.C., 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force. (L.G.) 07/03/41 D.F.C.
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Acting Wing Commander, 36056, D.F.C., A.F.C., 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force. (Citation page 2296) (L.G.) 22/04/41 D.S.O.
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Acting Wing Commander, 36056, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Royal Air Force. (L.G.) 24/09/41 Mentioned in Despatches
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Acting Group Captain, 36056, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Royal Air Force. (L.G.) 01/01/43 Mentioned in Despatches
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Acting Group Captain, 36056, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Royal Air Force. (L.G.) 14/01/44 Mentioned in Despatches
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Acting Air Commodore, 36056, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Royal Air Force. (L.G.) 01/01/46 C.B.E. Mil (Additional Commander)
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Group Captain, 36056, C.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Royal Air Force. 1953 Coronation Medal (E II R)
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Group Captain, 36056, C.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Royal Air Force (L.G.) 14/07/53 M.V.O. Fourth Class
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Acting Air Marshal, 36056, C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Royal Air Force. (L.G.) 01/01/60 C.B. Mil
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Air Marshal, 36056, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Royal Air Force. (L.G.) 31/12/60 K.C.B. Mil
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Air Marshal, Sir, 36056, K.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Royal Air Force. (L.G.) 01/01/62 G.C.B. Mil
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir, G.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., Chief of the Defence Staff 1976-71, Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle since 1971. To be Baron of Timaru, New Zealand and Elworthy, County Somerset (Life Peer of the United Kingdom), U.K. (L.G.) 30/03/72 Baron
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Elworthy, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, G.C.B.,C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C. Circa October 1972 Order of Merit, Grand Cross (Germany)
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Elworthy, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, G.C.B.,C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C. Circa April 1973 Order of the Aztec Eagle, Class I (Mexico)
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Elworthy, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, G.C.B.,C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C. Circa April 1974 Order of Dannebrog, Grand Cross (Denmark)
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Elworthy, G.C.B.,C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C. (L.G.) 08/10/76 K.St.J.
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, The Right Honourable, Baron, G.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., K.St.J., (L.G.) 26/04/77 K.G.
      ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, The Right Honourable, Baron, K.G., G.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., K.St.J., 1977 Silver Jubilee Medal (E II R) Public - Graeme - Researcher - 28 July 2022 - My book - London Gazette
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Death

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  • Death
    4 April 1993 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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Sources

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  • References
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vol. 1, pp. 153, 162). AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vol. 2, p. 8). AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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19 August 2022StoneyTuakauResearcher
28 July 2022GraemeWaikanaeResearcher

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