The Former Foreign Secretary, Peter Carington, later Lord Carrington. From Wikipedia.. 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 on 1 March 1945. The MC was awarded for his part in the capture and holding of a vital bridge in Nijmegen. After the war Lord Carrington remained in the army until 1949, though he was on the unemployed list from October 1945.