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Chief of the Air Staff's Summer Message

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, has released a summer message to RAF Whole Force Personnel.

In the message The Chief of the Air Staff reflects on what has been an extraordinary year so far for the Royal Air Force.

Air Chief Marshal Wigston highlights the efforts of the RAF Whole Force in contributing to the national effort against COVID-19, all while continuing to deliver on Defence commitments and supporting international allies.

Looking forward, the Chief of the Air Staff invites the Service to consider what lessons from COVID-19 can be taken forward as part of a wider commitment to working and thinking differently under Astra - the Royal Air Force’s journey to the Next Generation Air Force.

In closing Air Chief Marshal Wigston expresses his thanks to the RAF Whole Force, saying:

“2020 has been an extraordinary year so far and looks set to continue that way. Whatever the challenges and threats we face, I know you are always there, and always ready. For that I am extremely grateful. Thank you.”

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