John Baker-Carr

Sir John Baker-Carr
Born (1906-01-13)13 January 1906
Hythe, Kent
Died 9 July 1998(1998-07-09) (aged 92)
Winchester, Hampshire
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1929–64
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held Air Member for Supply and Organisation (1963)
No. 41 Group (1959–62)
RAF St Athan (1953–56)
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Air Force Cross
Officer of the Legion of Merit (United States)

Air Marshal Sir John Darcy Baker-Carr, KBE, CB, AFC (13 January 1906 – 9 July 1998) was a senior Royal Air Force commander during the early 1960s.


He was the second son of Brigadier General Christopher D'Arcy Bloomfield Saltren Baker-Carr (1878–1949) and his first wife Sarah de Witt (1880–1969),[1] daughter of William Russell Quinan who was in the explosives business with Kenneth Bingham Quinan (his nephew).[2][3]

RAF career

Baker-Carr joined the Royal Air Force in 1929.[4][5] He served in the Second World War in the Technical Branch.[4] After the war he was appointed Deputy Director of Personnel at the Air Ministry and then Station Commander at RAF St Athan from 1953.[4] He went on to be Air Officer Commanding No. 41 Group in 1959 and then acting Air Member for Supply and Organisation in early 1963 before retiring in 1964.[4]


On 30 June 1934 at Hambledon, Hampshire, he married Margery Alexandra (1907–2003), daughter of Major-General Alistair Grant Dallas CB CMG.[6] They had no children.[1]


  1. 1 2 Who's Who, retrieved 21 May 2016
  2. "BAKER-CARR, Brig.-Gen. Christopher D'Arcy Bloomfield Saltern", Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016, retrieved 27 May 2016 subscription or UK public library membership required
  3. William Russell Quinan and Kenneth Bingham Quinan active together in the explosives industry in Africa, cited in Duignan, Peter; Gann, L. H. (1987), The United States and Africa: A History, Cambridge University Press, p. 156, ISBN 052133571X, retrieved 27 May 2016
  4. 1 2 3 4 Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation – Air Marshal Sir John Baker-Carr
  5. JG Autographs
  6. The Times, 2 July 1934, retrieved 21 May 2016
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Walter Merton
Air Member for Supply and Organisation

Succeeded by
Sir John Davis
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