The RAF is an inclusive employer which supports and values difference. Our people are as varied as the roles they fulfil. Meet some of the team.
Sergeant Josephine Drew
Jo deployed to Afghanistan on Op Toral in 2016/17 and is currently training as an Air Loadmaster.
Squadron Leader Marcus Ramsden
Marcus is a Senior Engineer Officer who has led the Red Arrows engineering technicians and flown with Red 1 to China.
Wing Commander Manjeet Ghataora
Manjeet is a Senior Engineer Officer currently supporting EUFOR in Sarajevo.
Sergeant Danny Burke
Danny has served in the RAF for 16 years and competes internationally for GB as a Luge athlete.
Sergeant Jonathan Wilcox
Jonathan is an Aircraft Technician (Avionics), working alongside industry partners and the Royal Navy.
Lance Corporal Shanwayne Stephens
Shanwayne is a RAF Regiment Gunner and also competes in the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team.
Flight Lieutenant Lucy Nell
Lucy is a RAF Medical Officer, who has also gained Elite Athlete Status to pursue her other passion in life - competing in triathlons.
Flight Lieutenant Matt Curry
Matt is a trainee pilot whose career highlight so far was his first solo flight.
Flying Officer Joshua Durdant-Hollamby
Joshua is currently a pilot in training, who since joining the RAF has learnt to Nordic ski and taken part in the Great Escape 75th Anniversary.
Corporal Josh McNally
Josh is a Weapon Technician who is currently a professional rugby player for Bath rugby team.
Corporal Lauren Nineham
Lauren is a RAF Survival Equipment Specialist with the Parachute Engineering Squadron.
Senior Aircraftman (Technician) Lewis Mayers
Lewis is an Aircraft Technician (Mechanical). He helps to make sure Puma helicopters can be rapidly deployed on operations.
Sergeant Zara McIntosh
Zara is an Exercise Remedial Instructor. She specialises in musculoskeletal rehabilitation ranging from those with severe trauma to sports injuries.
Chief Technician Dave Fegan-Long
Dave is an engineer. Dave has achieved more than he thought possible in the RAF, including completing an 8 hour repair in 60 minutes in Iraq - the aircraft saved a soldier's life.
Flight Lieutenant Joan Ochuodho
Joan oversees the delivery of human resources at a large RAF station.
Corporal Richard Retallick
Richard and his military working dog Riki help to provide security at an RAF station.
Senior Aircraftwoman Rosetta Norbert
Rosetta is a RAF Chef. She was recently awarded Best in Class, Chef of the Year and Best Female Competitor of the Year.
Flight Lieutenant Peter Smiley
Peter is a pilot and Co-Responder. He's inspired by his missions in Iraq and Afghan, flying Medical Emergency Response Teams.
Corporal Emma Pook
Emma is a RAF Firefighter. Alongside firefighting and crash rescue, she is the RAF Hockey goalkeeper.
Chanel is a Surface Finisher. She enjoys her role in a small team that fully repaint Puma helicopters.
Sergeant Rachel Malthouse
Rachel is a RAF Photographer. She has photographed incredible people, equipment, and situations around the world.
Senior Aircraftman (Technician) Alistair Sammon
Alistair Sammon is a Cyberspace Communication Specialist.
Corporal Melissa Benfield
Melissa joined the RAF Police in 2016. She is also part of the medal winning RAF Women's Bobsleigh Team.
Warrant Officer Caroline Cooper
Caroline is a RAF Medic. She has helped to save lives across the world and has been most inspired by the determination of injured personnel she has treated.
Dr Deepna Varsani
Dr Deepna Varsani is a civilian dentist working in an RAF station dental centre. She is proud of helping to improve dental fitness and ensuring personnel are fit to deploy.
Senior Aircraftman Wesley Cummings
Wesley is a General Technician (Workshops). He manufactures and repairs components for aircraft, vehicles and specialist equipment. He's proud of the bespoke items he has designed and created.
Senior Aircraftwoman Hannah Fry
Hannah is an Aircraft Technician (Mechanical). She completed her trade training at RAF Cosford and now keeps Chinook helicopters flying.
Flying Officer Alex Robson
Alex is the RAF Benson Station Adjutant and a keen sportsperson.
Senior Aircraftman Niall Carlyle-Reid
Niall is a RAF firefighter and embracing all the opportunities and experiences that RAF life can offer.
Corporal Karl Soare
Karl is a RAF Regiment Gunner who prepares personnel for deployments worldwide. When he's not at work, he dons a different uniform to save lives as a SCAS Co-Responder.
FS Justin Kmieciak-Thorpe
Justin is a crewman and Tactical Training Instructor. Justin draws on his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan to instruct crewmen from the Army, Royal Navy, and the RAF.
Sergeant Simon McNamara
Simon is a Communications Infrastructure Technician. Growing up in a forces family, Simon knew he was destined to join the RAF and now leads the team looking after the Puma and Chinook helicopter mission support systems.
Chief Technician Paula Cil
Paula is an engineer, managing the technical trade for the Puma Force. She joined the RAF to fix aircraft and now inspires future generations as a STEM Ambassador.
Senior Aircraftman James Maltby
James is a RAF Driver. He has been deployed to Spain, Sweden, and to the Caribbean to deliver emergency aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Sergeant James 'Ash' Ashwell
James joined the RAF at 15 years of age and has since worked on Chinook, Hercules, and Tristar. He now trains future Chinook helicopter crews.
Corporal Kelly Flynn
Kelly is a Communications Infrastructure Technician keeping her RAF colleagues networked and connected. Kelly is also proud to be Secretary of the RAF LGBT+ Freedom Network, the largest RAF employee network.
Annabel is a RAF Dental Nurse helping to make sure our personnel are fit to deploy worldwide.
Squadron Leader Darren Howe
Darren is a Senior Engineering Officer working with the Chinook helicopter. He also represents the RAF at motorsport.
Flight Lieutenant Joshua Elliott
Joshua is a junior Engineering Officer. He joined the RAF in 2014 to work with "driven and talented people on highly capable aircraft around the world".
Senior Aircraftman George Chappell
George joined the RAF as a RAF Supply, Storage and Distribution Specialist in 2012 and is proud to serve in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
Senior Aircraftman Daniel Walkingshaw
Daniel is a RAF Mover. He supports the deployments of personnel and equipment on exercises and operations around the world.
Wing Commander Andy Baron
Andy is a Puma helicopter pilot who joined the RAF in 1998. He delivered emergency aid in the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Corporal Holly Roberts
Holly is a Catering and Hospitality Specialist. Holly has served Her Majesty and achieved a Gold medal at the tri-service culinary competition.
Helen joined the Medical Centre team at the end of 2017 and is the Pharmacy Technician who prepares and dispenses medicines for personnel and families.
Senior Aircraftman Zachary Clarke
Zachary is a Survival Equipment Specialist. He specialises in fitting and repairing life-saving equipment for individual aircrew.
Sergeant Rob Reader
Rob Reader is a Weapons System Operator. He is a critical member of the three person crew that operate Puma helicopters.
Senior Aircraftwoman Alexandria Stewart
Alexandria is the personal assistant to a RAF Station Commander. She joined in 2016 after completing her trade training as Personnel Support.
Flight Lieutenant Elizabeth Herbert
Elizabeth is a Voyager aircraft Captain. She pilots the Voyager on a range of tasks, such as the air-to-air refuelling of other aircraft.
Flight Lieutenant Simon Phillips
Simon is a junior Engineer Officer. He leads a team of Aircraft Technicians to ensure RAF aircraft are airworthy and available.
Senior Aircraftwoman (Technician) Lauren Cassin
Lauren is an Aircraft Technician (Mechanical). She makes sure RAF aircraft are ready to meet the daily flying programme.
Flight Lieutenant Emma Spencer
Emma is a RAF Nurse in the Cardiac Department at the OU Hospital. Emma was part of the Tactical Medical Team that conducts worldwide aeromedical evacuations.
Sergeant Luke Noyle
Luke is an Air Traffic Controller. He has looked after Puma and Chinook helicopters, and the Red Arrows since he completed his training.
Corporal Alexander Copas
Alexander is a Weapons Technician who has worked worldwide with aircraft including Puma, Chinook, Typhoon, and Hercules.