William Maxwell Aitken


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Noun1.William Maxwell Aitken - British newspaper publisher and politician (born in Canada); confidant of Winston Churchill (1879-1964)
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After some difficult months under William Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, in the Ministry of Aircraft Production, he was promoted to the acting rank of air marshal and sent to the Middle East as deputy AOC in November 1940; he was then appointed AOC in June 1941.