Charles Portal

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Sir Charles Portal (1893-1971) was an RAF officer. He was appointed Chief of the Air Staff in October 1940, a position he retained for the duration of the Second World War. He was raised to the peerage in 1945, and made a viscount a year later.[1]



  1. Bomber Command Commanders of World War II - The Command Chiefs, Royal Air Force Bomber Command 60th Anniversary, RAF, accessed 10 June 2010.