Tedder, Arthur

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Tedder, Arthur Gender: M
Arthur William Tedder
born on 11 July 1890 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Killearn, Scotland, 56n03, 4w22
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°10' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°20 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 04°40'

Arthur Tedder


Baron Arthur Tedder was a senior British air force commander (Marshal of the Royal Air Force). He was a pilot and squadron commander in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War and he went on to serve as a senior officer in the Royal Air Force during the inter-war years. During the Second World War, as Air Officer Commanding RAF Middle East Command, Tedder commanded air operations in the Mediterranean and North Africa, including the evacuation of Crete and Operation Crusader in North Africa. His bombing tactics became known as the "Tedder Carpet". Later in the War Tedder took command of Mediterranean Air Command and in that role was closely involved in the planning of the Allied invasion of Sicily and then the Allied invasion of Italy. When Operation Overlord—the invasion of France—came to be planned, Tedder was appointed Deputy Supreme Commander at SHAEF under General Eisenhower. After the War he served as Chief of the Air Staff in which role he advocated increased recruiting in the face of many airmen leaving the service, doubled the size of RAF Fighter Command and implemented arrangements for the Berlin Airlift in 1948.

Tedder was the author of a highly regarded essay on the history of the Royal Navy and also composed his war memoirs. In November 1950 he was elected Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He also served as Chairman of the Standard Motor Company and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC. In his later years he developed Parkinson's Disease and died at his home at Banstead in Surrey on 3 June 1967.

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  • associate relationship with Churchill, Winston (born 30 November 1874). Notes: Churchill did not support his appointment
  • associate relationship with Eisenhower, Dwight D. (born 14 October 1890). Notes: Eisenhower's deputy at SHAEF
  • associate relationship with Montgomery, Bernard (born 17 November 1887). Notes: Tedder advocated Montgomery's removal


  • Work : New Job January 1944 (Deputy Supreme Commander at SHAEF)
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  • Work : Gain social status 8 February 1946 (Created Baron Tedder of Glenguin)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 14 June 1946 ((US) Distinguished Service Medal)
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  • Death by Disease 3 June 1967 in Banstead (Parkinson's Disease)
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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Parkinson's disease)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Chaired a commission. Chancellor of Cambridge University)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Marshal of the Royal Air Force)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Military subjects)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Military Decorations from several countries)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession