|Born||16 July 1941|
|Service/||Royal Air Force|
|Rank||Air Vice Marshal|
|Commands held||RAF Brize Norton|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order
Beer was station commander of RAF Brize Norton in 1986, and was promoted to air commodore on 1 July 1987. By 1990 he was Director Air Plans and Programmes. On promotion to air vice marshal he was appointed Commander British Forces Falkland Islands from 1991 to 1992, Director-General Training and Personnel from 1992, and Chief of Staff, Personnel and Training Command from July 1994.
After his retirement from the RAF, Beer became Home Bursar at Jesus College, Oxford from 1997 to 2006, succeeding Air Commodore John De'Ath. Peter Beer is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford.