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Old 26-06-2014, 07:47 PM   #68
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Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, DL (born 6 June 1919) is a British Conservative politician. He served as British Defence Secretary between 1970 and 1974, Foreign Secretary between 1979 and 1982 and as the 6th Secretary General of NATO from 1984 to 1988. He is the last surviving member of the Cabinets of both Harold Macmillan and Sir Alec Douglas-Home. Following the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the automatic right of hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords, Carington was created a life peer as Baron Carington of Upton, of Upton in the County of Nottinghamshire, to enable him to continue to sit there..Following Sandhurst, he was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards as a second lieutenant on 26 January 1939.. He served with the regiment during the Second World War, he was promoted lieutenant on 1 January 1941, and later rose to the rank of temporary captain and acting major, and was awarded the Military Cross (MC) on 1 March 1945.. The MC was awarded for his part in the capture and holding of a vital bridge in Nijmegen. Although he had a chance to take tanks to Arnhem where they were badly needed by 1st Airborne, he failed to do so.. After the war Lord Carrington remained in the army until 1949...In 1938, Carrington succeeded his father as 6th Baron Carrington and took his seat in the House of Lords on his 21st birthday in 1940. He became involved in politics and served in the Conservative governments of Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food from November 1951 to October 1954 and to the Ministry of Defence from October 1954 to October 1956. The latter year Carrington was appointed High Commissioner to Australia, a post he held until October 1959. He was also appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire on 2 July 1951..Carrington had become Shadow Defence Secretary in 1968 following the dismissal of Enoch Powell from the position following his controversial Rivers of Blood speech on immigration.. He also served as Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1972 to 1974, and was briefly Secretary of State for Energy from January to March 1974...Carrington then served as Secretary General of NATO from 1984 to 1988.. He was also appointed Chancellor of the Order of St Michael and St George on 1 August 1984, serving until June 1994..In 1991, he presided over diplomatic talks about the break-up of the former Yugoslavia and attempted to pass a plan that would end the wars and result in each republic becoming an independent nation..Apart from his political posts, he was the Chancellor of the University of Reading and has served as chairman of several companies, including Christie's, and as a director of many others, including Barclays Bank, Schweppes and the Daily Telegraph..He also chaired the Bilderberg conferences for several years in the late 1990s, being succeeded in 1999 by √Čtienne Davignon.. In 1983 he became president of the Pilgrims Society.. He relinquished the Chancellorship of the Order of St Michael and St George on 7 June 1994, and was appointed Chancellor of the Order of the Garter on 8 November 1994, a role from which he retired in October 2012Carrington, an aristocratic one-nation conservative with a strong sense of noblesse oblige, was very much concerned with social harmony and national unity, and was often sympathetic to the demands of the British working class; he had a tempestuous relationship with Margaret Thatcher, referring to her as a "fucking stupid, petit Bourgeois Woman"....

Baron Carrington is a title that has been created 3 times, once in the Peerage of England, once in the Peerage of Ireland and once in the Peerage of Great Britain. The first creation came in the Peerage of England in 1643 in favour of Sir Charles Smyth. Only a few days later he was created Viscount Carrington in the Peerage of Ireland. For more information, see this title. The second creation came in 1796 when Robert Smith was created Baron Carrington, of Bulcot Lodge, in the Peerage of Ireland. He had earlier represented Nottingham in the House of Commons. Only one year later, in 1797, he was made Baron Carrington, of Upton in the County of Nottingham, in the Peerage of Great Britain. His son, the 2nd Baron, sat as a Member of Parliament for Wendover,Buckinghamshire and High Wycombe and served as Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.. In 1880 he owned 25,809 acres (104.45 km2) of land in Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire, giving an annual rental income of £42,254 (John Bateman: "The Great Landowners of Great Britain and Ireland")..His son, the third Baron, was a prominent Liberal politician. He was created Viscount Wendover, of Chepping Wycombe in the County of Buckingham, and Earl Carrington, in 1895, and Marquess of Lincolnshire, in 1912. These 3 titles were all in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Under King George V, Lord Lincolnshire held also the Lord Great Chamberlainship, 25% of which he inherited from his mother. His only son and heir, Albert Edward Samuel Charles Robert Wynn-Carrington, Viscount Wendover, was killed in action in the First World War. Consequently, on Lord Lincolnshire's death in 1928 the viscountcy, earldom and marquessate became extinct.. The Lord Great Chamberlainship was inherited by his 5 daughters as co-heiresses (5% each)... have a cunning plan..Whatever it is, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of here by Pretending to be mad.. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here..there is a roar of voices as everyone leaps up the ladders..As Cunning as a fox who's just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University...

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