Charles Soutar


Sir Charles Soutar
Born(1920-06-12)12 June 1920
Ilford, Essex
Died15 July 2016(2016-07-15) (aged 96)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1946–1981
RankAir Marshal
Commands heldRAF Medical Services
RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine
RAF Hospital Halton
Battles/warsAden Emergency
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Air Marshal Sir Charles John Williamson Soutar, KBE (12 June 1920 – 15 July 2016) was a British medical doctor and Royal Air Force officer. He served as Director General of RAF Medical Services from 1978 to 1981.

Charles John Williamson Soutar was born on 12 June 1920 in the English town of Ilford in the county of Essex. As a boy he attended the Brentwood School before going on to train to be a doctor at the London Hospital Medical School.[1] Soutar joined the Royal Air Force in May 1946, and was appointed to a commission as a flight lieutenant in the Medical Branch on 6 January 1948.[2]

During his service career he was the head of the hospital at RAF Halton, Commandant of the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, and the Principal Medical Officer at Headquarters Strike Command.


  1. ^ The Telegraph – Air Marshal Sir Charles Soutar – obituary
  2. ^ "No. 38194". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 January 1948. p. 792.

External links

  • The Telegraph – Air Marshal Sir Charles Soutar – obituary