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Arthur William Tedder Tedder, 1st Baron

Tedder, Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron, 1890–1967, British air marshal. He saw service in the infantry and the Royal Flying Corps in World War I. After 1919 he held important positions in the Royal Air Force and the air ministry. Tedder was sent to the Middle East in 1940 and, as air chief there (1941–43), helped sweep the Germans from Tunisia. In 1943 he held a Mediterranean command and later that year was appointed deputy supreme commander of the Allied invasion forces. Raised to the peerage in 1946, he served as air chief of staff (1946–50) and in 1950 became chancellor of the Univ. of Cambridge.

See his memoirs, With Prejudice (1966).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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