Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer


The Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer (CASWO) is the senior warrant officer of the Royal Air Force.

The person holding this appointment advises the Chief of the Air Staff on matters concerning airmen and airwomen of the RAF. The post was created in 1998

Warrant Officer Clive Martland BSc (Hons) Cert Ed

Warrant Officer Martland is a Physical Training Instructor (PTI), whose sub-specialisation is as an Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor (ERI).CASWO Warrant Officer Clive Martland BSc (Hons) CASWO Warrant Officer Clive Martland BSc (Hons) Cert Ed Cert Ed

Born in 1968, Warrant Officer Clive Martland grew up in Preston, Lancashire. A keen sportsman, he joined the RAF in Jan 86. On completion of PTI training, he was posted to RAF Church Fenton, with subsequent postings as a JNCO to RAFs Cosford, Akrotiri and Hereford. Upon successful completion of ERI training in Aug 95, Martland was assigned to the Defence Medicine Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court, where he would serve the first of 3 tours, to date, at the unit.

Promoted to Sergeant in May 97, he enjoyed assignments to the Military Corrective Training Centre Colchester and then as the SNCO PEd Flt at RAF Shawbury; during this latter assignment he completed an Op tour to the Falkland Islands, achieved the Cert Ed qualification and received a 2* Commendation.

On promotion to Flight Sergeant in 2005, Martland returned to DMRC Headley Court as a tutor, responsible for the delivery of Exercise Therapy and Kinesiology and during this tour received a 1* commendation. Assigned to RAF Brize Norton as the Flight Sergeant IC Station Gymnasium in Jun 07, Martland concurrently completed a BSc (Hons) in Sports Rehabilitation, received a 2* Commendation and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Promoted to Warrant Officer in Jun 10 he returned to DMRC Headley Court as the Trade Specialist advisor for the RAF ERI cadre; during this tour he completed an Op HERRICK detachment. He was assigned to the position of SWO at RAF Brize Norton in Oct 12, in this role he tactfully balances the unique situation of two in command OF 5’s and plays a key role in all Royal & Ministerial visits, ceremonial events (including repatriations), as well as encouraging all to maintain discipline and military ethos.

Martland is married to Caroline, with 2 sons at university and a daughter at junior school. He enjoys spending time with his family and in his spare time he participates and watches sport, with an aspiration to learn to play the guitar and improve his golf handicap.


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