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Tedder, Sir Arthur, GCB, 1st Lord Tedder
Arms: Sable a sword enflamed palewise all Proper in chief an eagle affrontée volant head to sinister Or.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Illustration for background and the blazon are from a scan of the matriculation in Lyon Office for which we thank Liam Devlin, Rothesay Herald, information from Lyon Court and from the Wikipedia article was used and adapted in the biography of the subject. Additional information was found in in An Ordinary of Arms, Vol. III, by Dr. Bruce Durie, Scotland, 2002

Sir Arthur William Tedder, GCB, 1st Baron Tedder was born on 11 July 1890 at Glenguin Distillery (now Glengoyne ) North of Glasgow. Son of a knight, Sir Arthur John Tedder, was Commissioner of the Board of Customs who devised the old age pension scheme.

Our subject Tedder distinguished himself as an aviator and administrator. He was a pilot and squadron commander in the Royal Flying Corps in WW1 and ended up Marshal of the RAF and Deputy Supreme Commander under Gen. Eisenhower in WW2. It is to be noted Tedder was Mentioned in Dispatches twice during the two wars.

Postwar he was Chief of the Air staff 1946-1950, after which he wrote a well-regarded history of the Royal Navy !

In 1946 King George VI granted him a peerage as Baron Tedder of Glenguin in the County of Stirling on 8 Feb 1946. His arms came from the College of Arms ).

In 1915 Tedder married Rosalinde Maclardy; they had two sons and a daughter. Following the death of his first wife in an aircraft crash in Egypt in January 1943, Tedder married Marie (Toppy) Black (née Seton) in October 1943.

Tedder was the father of: Dick Tedder killed in France 1940 and John Michael Tedder (1926–1994) who succeeded him as the second baron.

Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder died on 3 June 1967, at age 76 almost 77.

His son John Michael Tedder, was 2nd Baron (1926-1994), His son,
Robin John Tedder is the current and 3rd Baron (b 1955 - )
His heir is the Hon. Benjamin John Tedder ( b 1986 - )

Interesting, the entries for the 1st Baron Tedder may be found in Ordinary III, as they were all registered in the Public Register at Lyon Court in 1976 some nine years after his death. Upon inquiry we discovered that his son John Michael Tedder, the 2nd Baron, petitioned the then Lord Lyon Sir James Montieth Grant, KCVO in 1975 on behalf of his father, the 1st Baron Tedder. In due course a matriculation was issued signed by then Lyon Clerk Malcolm Rognvald. Innes of Edingight, WS, on 3 April 1976.

The arms are an interpretation of John Hamilton Gaylor.

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