|Born||30 June 1901|
|Died||7 May 1975(aged 73)|
|Service/||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1920–53|
|Commands held||RAF Nassau (1942–44)|
No. 111 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (1942–44)
RAF St Eval (1942)
No. 224 Squadron (1937–38)
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Mentioned in Despatches
Waite joined the RAF in 1920, receiving his initial instruction as a flight cadet at the RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire.
In 1948, while Waite was Head of Disbandment at the headquarters of the Allied Control Commission, he suggested that the Berlin Blockade could be broken by an airlift. Subsequently, the British and Americans started a joint operation to circumvent the Russian blockade of all overland routes.
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