GROUP CAPTAIN JAMES BRAYSHAW
LLB(Hons) FCIPD RAF
Station Commander, RAF Halton
Group Captain Brayshaw joined the RAF as an Airman in 1989 and was commissioned in 1994 into the Administration (Secretary) Branch. Throughout his career he has served on numerous RAF Stations and was responsible for RAF recruiting and selection in London; he has frequently worked in Joint units working alongside the Army and Royal Navy. He has also undertaken a number of operational deployments, including Saudi Arabia and several tours of Afghanistan. In 2003 he was promoted to Squadron Leader and served within the RAF implementation team for the Joint Personnel Administration project. His Squadron Command appointments were at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, responsible for the Personnel Management Squadron and at the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre Chicksands, responsible for Infrastructure and Personnel. On promotion to Wing Commander in 2008, he served in the Netherlands at the Joint Force Command Brunssum as the J5 Advanced Plans Staff Officer responsible for Counter Narcotics planning in support of Afghanistan coalition operations. In 2009 he was selected to attend Advanced Command and Staff Training at the Joint Services Command and Staff College Shrivenham. On graduation in July 2010 he was appointed Officer Commanding Base Support Wing at RAF Coningsby, where he served with the Typhoon Force. Posted to the Ministry of Defence in September 2012, he joined the New Employment Model Programme with responsibility for developing the future military pay system. On promotion to Group Captain In October 2015 he returned to MoD as the Team Leader for the Armed Forces Remuneration Project within the auspices of the New Offer for New Joiners Programme. Group Captain Brayshaw took up command of RAF Halton on 28 November 2016.
Group Captain Brayshaw is a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Personnel Development. He enjoys most sports and is in the process of renovating a house in Suffolk. He is married to Veronica and they have two children and a very active Border collie.