Air Commodore Sir John Chamier (1883 - 1974) is affectionately known as the 'Father of the Air Cadet movement.'

He joined the Royal Flying Corps where he served as a pilot in WWI. He transferred to the Royal Air Force in 1918 and after retiring from the service in 1929 became Secretary General of the Air League - an organisation made up of people who wanted to make the British public aware of the importance of military aviation. With war beginning to form over Europe and the personal memory of how young men with only a few hours training had been sent into air combat only to fall victim to well-trained enemy aviators, he conceived the idea of an aviation cadet-corps