2018

10th October

Air Vice-Marshal I Duguid OBE to be Air Officer Commanding No 11 Group with effect from 1 November 2018.  This is a new appointment. 

Group Captain M R Baulkwill to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Capability Strategy in the Ministry of Defence with effect from 26 November 2018 in succession to Commodore H D Beard Royal Navy. 

Group Captain D S Arthurton OBE to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Combined Air & Space Operations Centre Director, Al Udeid, Qatar with effect from 18 December 2018. 

Group Captain S D Harvey to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Officer A6 and A6 Force Commander, Headquarters Air Command in January 2019 in succession to Air Commodore J P Wariner whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain S Harris MBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force High Wycombe in March 2019 in succession to Group Captain R A Woods OBE.

Wing Commander N M Worrall to be promoted Group Captain and to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Northolt in July 2019 in succession to Group Captain M H G Carver ADC.

Group Captain J L Lincoln MBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Wittering in June 2019 in succession to Group Captain A C Keeling OBE.

Group Captain J A Beck OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Marham in August 2019 in succession to Group Captain I J Townsend ADC.

 

1st August

Air Commodore D R Andrew OBE to be Deputy Commander NATO Air Command Afghanistan, Headquarters RESOLUTE SUPPORT in October 2018 in succession to Air Commodore J Burr CBE DFC whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Wing Commander C J Moon to be promoted Group Captain and to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Valley in December 2018 in succession to Group Captain N A Tucker-Lowe DSO ADC.

 

10th July

Air Commodore T N Jennings OBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Legal Services (Royal Air Force) with effect from 29 September 2018 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal A Mardell who is leaving the Service.

Air Commodore D C McLoughlin OBE to be Air Officer Medical Operations, No 38 Group, with effect from 28 September 2018 in succession to Air Commodore C S Walton QHP whose appointment as Commander Defence Medical Group has previously been announced.

Group Captain K J Sanders to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Deputy Director Legal Services (Royal Air Force) in October 2018 in succession to Air Commodore T N Jennings OBE.

 

4th July

Air Marshal S K P Reynolds CBE DFC to be Air Officer Northern Ireland and Honorary Aide de Camp to Her Majesty The Queen with effect from 1 January 2019 as a member of the Royal Air Force Reserve in succession to Air Vice-Marshal D M Niven CB CBE ADC.

Air Vice-Marshal R J Knighton CB to be promoted Air Marshal and to be Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability) in January 2019 in succession to Lieutenant General Sir Mark Poffley KCB OBE.

Air Commodore I Duguid OBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Chief of Staff Operations, Headquarters Air Command in October 2018 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal S J Shell OBE whose appointment as Director Military Aviation Authority has previously been announced.

Group Captain D J Storr to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Combat Air Acquisition Programme in the Ministry of Defence with effect from 1 August 2018. This is a new post.

 

7th June

Air Vice-Marshal S J Shell OBE to be Director Military Aviation Authority in December 2018 in succession to Rear Admiral P A Chivers OBE.

Air Vice-Marshal G Tunnicliffe to be Deputy Commandant Royal College of Defence Studies, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom in April 2019 in succession to Rear Admiral J M L Kingwell CBE.

Air Commodore C D Da’Silva to be Head Air Transformation, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 3 September 2018 in succession to Air Commodore A K Gillespie CBE who will attend the Royal College of Defence Studies from September 2018.

Group Captain S M R Ward OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Chief of Staff Headquarters Air Command in July 2018 in succession to Air Commodore J M Dixon AFC who is leaving the Service.

 

24th May

Flight Lieutenant His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales KCVO was promoted Squadron Leader with effect from 14 May 2018.

Air Commodore A N C Reid QHP to be to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Defence Medical Director, Headquarters Surgeon General with effect from 1 June 2018. This is a new post.

Air Commodore M J Smeath CBE to be to be Principal Staff Officer to Chief of the Defence Staff with effect from 10 August 2018 in succession to Brigadier I S Mortimer.

Group Captain A R Curtis OBE to be promoted Air Commodore in the Royal Air Force Reserves and to be Programme Director Defence Support Network (Transformation) in the Ministry of Defence with effect from 11 June 2018. This is a new post.

 

1st May

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB ADC DL to be appointed Chairman of the Military Committee, NATO Headquarters, Brussels with effect from 29 June 2018 in succession to General Pavel.

Air Commodore J S Reuter to be Air Officer Commanding No 83 Expeditionary Air Group and United Kingdom Air Component Commander, Al Udeid, Qatar in October 2018 in succession to Acting Air Commodore R J Dennis OBE.

Acting Air Commodore J B Osborne was promoted Air Commodore and appointed Head Programmes, Saudi Armed Forces Projects, Riyadh with effect from 26 April 2018 in succession to Air Commodore S J Harris who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain R A Davies to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Commandant Air Warfare Centre, Royal Air Force Waddington with effect from November 2018 in succession to Air Cdre A J Seymour whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain S B Woods to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Deputy Commander Joint Cyber Force with effect from 1 May 2018. This is a new post.

Group Captain J B Crawford OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Leeming in November 2018 in sucession to Group Captain D S Arthurton OBE.

 

15th March

Air Vice-Marshal M Wigston CBE to be promoted Air Marshal and to be Deputy Commander Capability and Air Member for Personnel & Capability, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 20 August 2018 in succession to Air Marshal S K P Reynolds CBE DFC who is leaving the Service. 

Air Vice-Marshal G M D Mayhew CBE to be Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in the Ministry of Defence in August 2018 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal M Wigston CBE. 

Air Commodore C S Walton to be Commander Defence Medical Group in September 2018 in succession to Surgeon Commodore A S Hughes QHP Royal Navy.

Group Captain P J Robinson DFC** OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff J3 in the Permanent Joint Headquarters in April 2019 in succession to Brigadier C R J Weir DSO MBE.

Group Captain A P Marshall OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Military Operations in the Ministry of Defence in December 2018 in succession to Brigadier G Strickland DSO MBE. 

Air Commodore N J Colman OBE to be Head Military Strategic Effects in the Ministry of Defence in April 2018 in succession to Air Commodore J Burr CBE DFC whose appointment as Deputy Commander NATO Air Command Afghanistan in April 2018 has previously been announced. 

Air Commodore S E Reeves to be Deputy Director Military Support in June 2018 in succession to Air Commodore N J Colman OBE. 

Group Captain S J Austin to be Chief Test Pilot and Officer Commanding Ministry of Defence Boscombe Down in February 2019 in succession to Group Captain G E Littlejohns.

Group Captain K P Wilson OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Halton in November 2018 in succession to Group Captain J P Brayshaw.

Group Captain J D Holmes OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Valley in December 2018 in succession to Group Captain N A Tucker-Lowe DSO.

Group Captain M M Radnall to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Honington in December 2018 in succession to Group Captain D C Tait MBE ADC.

 

2nd February

Air Commodore J Burr CBE DFC to be Deputy Commander NATO Air Command Afghanistan in April 2018 in succession to Air Commodore J H Hunter whose next appointment as Director Flying Training No 22 Group has previously been announced.

Air Commodore N J Hay OBE to be Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance Force Commander, Royal Air Force Waddington in October 2018 in succession to Air Commodore D R Andrew OBE whose next appointment has yet to be announced.

Group Captain I D Chesworth to be Officer Commanding No 90 Signals Unit, Royal Air Force Leeming in September 2018 in succession to Group Captain A P Cooksley.

Group Captain A B Wardrope DFC to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Benson in December 2018 in succession to Group Captain H R C Cormack.

Group Captain N C J Brittain to be Commandant Defence School of Personnel Administration, Worthy Down in September 2018 in succession to Group Captain C W Todd.

Group Captain C A Mullen to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Shawbury in December 2018 in succession to Group Captain R S Norris.

 

2017

17th December

Air Commodore I F Vallely OBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Commander Cyber & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in Joint Forces Command in February 2018 in succession to Major General J R Hockenhull OBE.

Air Commodore C J Moore to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Service Operations, Information Systems & Services in Joint Forces Command in February 2018 in succession to Lieutenant General I Hooper.

Air Commodore J J Stringer to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Chief of Staff Joint Forces Command in March 2018 in succession to Rear Admiral A D Radakin. 

Air Commodore S F Lushington CBE to be Head Oversight & Approvals Group in the Military Aviation Authority in January 2018 in succession to Air Commodore D G Cooper who is leaving the Service.

23rd November

Air Commodore M E Sampson DSO to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Saudi Armed Forces Projects, Riyadh in January 2018 in succession to Air Marshal I C Morrison CBE who is retiring from the Service. 

Group Captain P T G Lester to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Joint Doctrine Air & Space, Development Concepts & Doctrine Centre, Shrivenham in March 2018 in succession to Air Commodore N W G Laird CBE who is leaving the Service. 

Group Captain W Rothery to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Service Accommodation in the Defence Infrastructure Organisation with effect from 2 April 2018 in succession to Air Commodore I R Tolfts OBE who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain K S Cowieson to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Boulmer in August 2018 in succession to Group Captain R G Jacob. 

Group Captain W Dole to be Group Captain Recruiting & Selection, Royal Air Force College Cranwell with effect from 26 March 2018 in succession to Group Captain W Rothery.

31st October 

Air Commodore M P Hart to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Head Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre with effect from 30 October 2017.

Air Commodore H Smyth OBE DFC to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Air Officer Commanding No 1 Group in September 2018 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal G M D Mayhew CBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced. 

Air Commodore S R Thornber CBE to be Defence Intelligence Regional & Thematics Military Head in the Ministry of Defence with effect from 29 January 2018 in succession to Air Commodore M P Hart.

Air Commodore J H Hunter to be Director Flying Training, No 22 (Training) Group with effect from 9 June 2018 in succession to Air Commodore D A Bentley whose next appointment is yet to be announced. 

Group Captain M W J Chappell to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Typhoon Force Commander, Royal Air Force Coningsby in March 2018 in succession to Air Commodore I W Duguid OBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced. 

Group Captain R D Pratley to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff J1/J4, Permanent Joint Headquarters in April 2018 in succession to Commodore R A Murrison Royal Navy.

Group Captain M S Sexton to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Deputy UK National Military Representative to NATO in June 2018 in succession to Brigadier Nixon-Eckersall. 

Group Captain M R Flewin to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Coningsby in November 2018 in succession to Group Captain M R Baulkwill.

Group Captain D James to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Brize Norton in July 2018 in succession to Group Captain T Jones. 

Group Captain C D Snaith to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Akrotiri with effect from 6 July 2018 in succession to Group Captain M J Blackburn.

21st September

Air Vice-Marshal E J Stringer CB CBE to be promoted Air Marshal and to be Director General Joint Force Development & Director Defence Academy, Joint Forces Command in April 2018 in succession to Vice Admiral D L Potts CB. 

Acting Air Commodore S S Edwards to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Delivery, Air Mobility & Air Enablers, Headquarters Air Command in April 2018 in succession to Air Commodore D J F Lee whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

21st July

Air Commodore J Philliban to be promoted Acting Air Vice-Marshal and to be Senior Directing Staff (Air) at the Royal College of Defence Studies in October 2017.  This is a new post.  Acting Air Vice-Marshal Philliban will relinquish his Regular Commission in December 2017 and be promoted Air Vice-Marshal in the Royal Air Force Reserves.

Air Commodore R Hill to be Head Defence Logistics Operations & Capability in the Ministry of Defence in September 2017 in succession to Commodore A J Kyte.

Group Captain C C Coton to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Air Resources & Programmes, Headquarters Air Command in September 2017 in succession to Air Commodore R Hill.

Group Captain R D Moir to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Officer Battle Management & Battle Management Force Commander, Headquarters Air Command in September 2017 in succession to Air Commodore A K Gillespie whose appointment as Head Transformation, Headquarters Air Command has previously been announced.

Group Captain P A Godfrey OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Carrier Enabled Power Projection in the Ministry of Defence in October 2017 in succession to Air Commodore J C Prescott OBE who is leaving the Service. 

Group Captain J P Sutton OBE to be Officer Commanding Northwood Headquarters in April 2018 in succession to Captain K N G Shaw.

21st June

The Reverend (Group Captain) J R Ellis QHC to be promoted to the relative rank of Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director General Chaplaincy Services, Headquarters Air Command and Chaplain-in-Chief (Royal Air Force) in July 2018 in succession to The Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) J P M Chaffey QHC who will retire from the Service.  

Group Captain O R J Barnes was promoted Air Commodore and appointed Head Helicopters 3 in Defence Equipment & Support with effect from 8 June 2017 in succession to Air Commodore S A Moss MBE who has retired from the Service.  

Group Captain P E O’Neill to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Defence People Strategy in the Ministry of Defence in January 2018 in succession to Brigadier F H Gardner CBE.

14th June

Air Vice-Marshal G D A Parker OBE to be Head British Defence Staff (United States) and Defence Attaché Washington in August 2017 in succession to Major General R J Cripwell CB CBE.

Group Captain A S Burns to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff Manpower Requirements & Recruitment, Headquarters Air Command in July 2017.  This is a new post.

Group Captain R J Paul to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff Career & Talent Management, Headquarters Air Command in July 2017 in succession to Air Commodore P N Oborn CBE who is retiring from the Service.

Group Captain R D J Withnall to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Medical Director, Headquarters Surgeon General in September 2017 in succession to Brigadier T J Hodgetts CBE.

Group Captain T D Neal-Hopes OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head C4ISR Joint User in Joint Forces Command in February 2018 in succession to Air Commodore J Philliban whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain H Edwards to be Officer Commanding No 6 Flying Training School, Royal Air Force Cranwell in March 2018 in succession to Group Captain A Dickens OBE.

Group Captain A R Franklin to be Commandant Central Flying School, Royal Air Force College Cranwell in June 2018 in succession to Group Captain J F Monahan OBE DFC.

10th May

Air Commodore A K Gillespie to be Head Transformation Headquarters Air Command in June 2017.  This is a new post. 

Group Captain J H Hunter to promoted Air Commodore and to be Deputy Commander NATO Air Command Afghanistan, Headquarters RESOLUTE SUPPORT, Kabul in October 2017 in succession to Air Commodore S F Lushington CBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

12th April 

Group Captain A T Martin OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Deputy Commander & Chief of Staff NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force Command, Geilenkirchen with effect from 21 July 2017 in succession to Air Commodore I D Teakle DSO OBE who is retiring from the Service. 

Group Captain S N Perkins to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Deputy Commander & Chief of Staff, Headquarters British Forces Cyprus in August 2017 in succession to Brigadier J N N Orr. 

5th April 

Air Vice-Marshal A M Turner CBE to be Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations) in January 2018 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal E J Stringer CBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Acting Air Vice-Marshal M Quigley was promoted Air Vice-Marshal on 1 April 2017 in the new role of Director Safety & Environment, Quality and Technology in Defence Equipment & Support.

Air Commodore D R Alexander CBE to be Head Defence Support Chain Operations & Movements in Defence Equipment & Support in June 2017 in succession to Brigadier D F Capps CBE.

Air Commodore J E Linter OBE to be Air Attaché Washington with effect from 1 September 2017 in succession to Air Commodore R J C Powell CBE who is retiring from the Service.

Group Captain T N Jennings OBE to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Deputy Director Legal Services (RAF), Headquarters Air Command with effect from 1 May 2017 in succession to Air Commodore A Mardell whose next appointment as Director Legal Services (RAF) has previously been announced.

Group Captain M Hunt OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Director Ground Training (RAF) and Senior Air Staff Officer, Headquarters No 22 (Training) Group with effect from 12 June 2017 in succession to Air Commodore W A W James CBE whose next appointment as Air Officer Commanding No 22 (Training) Group has previously been announced. 

Group Captain R J Dennis OBE to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be United Kingdom Air Component Commander and Air Officer Commanding No 83 Expeditionary Air Group, Al Udeid, Qatar in November 2017 in succession to Air Commodore J J Stringer whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain T J P Burke to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Waddington in November 2017 in succession to Group Captain A P Marshall OBE.

14th February

Air Commodore S P Rochelle OBE DFC to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Chief of Staff Capability, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 21 April 2017 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal M A Brecht CBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Acting Air Commodore C D Da’Silva to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Defence Attaché Moscow with effect from 28 April 2017.

Acting Air Commodore A P T Smith was promoted Air Commodore on 27 January 2017 and is appointed Head Air Manoeuvre Capability, Headquarters Army in April 2017 in succession to Air Commodore R D Mason OBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain J D Ball OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development, Headquarters Air Command in April 2017 in succession to Air Commodore S P Rochelle OBE DFC.

Group Captain A J Beasant to be promoted Air Commodore and to be United Kingdom National Military Representative, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe with effect from 24 April 2017 in succession to Air Commodore W J Millington whose next appointment is yet to be announced. 

Group Captain D C McLoughlin OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Inspector General, Headquarters Surgeon General with effect from 27 March 2017 in succession to Commodore I J Kennedy CBE QHNS QARNNS.

Group Captain J E Savage OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff Infrastructure, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 18 April 2017.  This is a new position.

Group Captain A J Baker OBE to be Commandant Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering and Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Cosford in July 2017 in succession to Group Captain M Hunt OBE.

Group Captain A C Keeling OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Wittering and Commander A4 Force Elements in June 2017 in succession to Group Captain R D Pratley ADC.

Wing Commander J R E Walls to be promoted Acting Group Captain and to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Lossiemouth in November 2017 in succession to Group Captain P A Godfrey OBE.

Group Captain E P Moriarty to be Commandant No 3 Flying Training School, Royal Air Force College Cranwell in December 2017 in succession to Group Captain J D Milne DFC.

18th January

Air Commodore D J E Cooper CBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group in June 2017 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal

G D A Parker OBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Air Commodore W A W James CBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Air Officer Commanding No 22 (Training) Group in July 2017 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal A M Turner CBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Air Commodore A Mardell to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Legal Services (RAF) in April 2017 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal L J Irvine CB who is leaving the Service.

Air Commodore S F Lushington CBE to be Deputy Commander NATO Air Command - Afghanistan in April 2017 in succession to Acting Air Commodore A P T Smith whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Air Commodore G A Opie was appointed Assistant Chief of Staff Personnel Delivery, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 11 October 2016.  This is a new position.  Air Commodore Opie will relinquish his Regular Commission on 8 May 2017 and continue to exercise his responsibilities as Assistant Chief of Staff Personnel Delivery as a member of the Royal Air Force Reserve.

Air Commodore H Smyth OBE DFC to be Combined Air & Space Operations Centre Director, Al Udeid, Qatar in July 2017. 

Group Captain M A Jeffery OBE was appointed Head Royal Air Force Safety Centre, Headquarters Air Command in the rank of Air Commodore in the Royal Air Force Reserve with effect from 19 September 2016.  This is a new position.

Group Captain D A Stamp CBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Mobility Force Commander and Air Officer Air Mobility, Royal Air Force Brize Norton in June 2017 in succession to Air Commodore S F Lushington CBE.

Group Captain I J Townsend to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Marham in September 2017 in succession to Group Captain R A Davies ADC.

Group Captain L Turner to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Odiham in October 2017 in succession to Group Captain P J Robinson OBE DFC.

 

2016

2nd December

Group Captain M J Smeath MBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be the Chief of Defence Staff’s Liaison Officer to the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington in July 2017 in succession to Commodore I S Lower.

Group Captain J P Brayshaw was appointed Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Halton with effect from 28 November 2016.

Group Captain M H G Carver to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Northolt in July 2017 in succession to Group Captain D P Manning ADC.

5th October 

Air Commodore S J Shell OBE to be promoted Acting Air Vice-Marshal and to be Chief of Staff Operations at Headquarters Air Command with effect from 1 December 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal P A Atherton OBE who is leaving the Service.

Air Commodore C J Luck MBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Commandant Joint Services Command & Staff College at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham in August 2017 in succession to Major General J R Free CBE.

Acting Air Commodore J M Dixon AFC was promoted Air Commodore on 12 September 2016 and is appointed Chief of Staff Headquarters Air Command with effect from 16 December 2016 in succession to Air Commodore J B Portlock who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain A B Read to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Defence Equipment & Support Airworthiness Team, Abbey Wood in December 2016 in succession to Mr S Horrocks.

Group Captain R A Woods OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force High Wycombe in March 2017 in succession to Group Captain P T G Lester.

25th August 

Group Captain J J Attridge OBE ADC to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Joint Force Air Component Commander, Headquarters Air Command in April 2017 in succession to Air Commodore D J E Cooper CBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain D G Bradshaw to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Lightning Force Commander, Royal Air Force Marham in April 2017 in succession to Air Commodore H Smyth OBE DFC whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain N A Tucker-Lowe DSO to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Valley in December 2016 in succession to Group Captain B R Braid.

27th July

Air Vice-Marshal M Wigston CBE to be Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in January 2017 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal R J Knighton whose appointment as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Capability & Force Design) has previously been announced.

Air Commodore R D Mason OBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Commander Joint Helicopter Command in March 2017 in succession to Major General R F P Felton CBE.

22nd July

Air Vice-Marshal R J Knighton to be Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Capability & Force Design) in January 2017 in succession to Rear Admiral T P Fraser CB.

Group Captain C Docherty was promoted Air Commodore and appointed Head F-35 Product Support Integrator in the United States with effect from 18 July 2016. This is a new post.

Group Captain S J Harris to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head of Programmes Saudi Armed Forces Project in September 2016 in succession to Air Commodore G C Martin who is retiring from the Service.

Group Captain N J Lloyd to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff J6 in the Permanent Joint Headquarters (UK), Northwood, in December 2016 in succession to Brigadier F E Hargreaves OBE.

Group Captain P H Lloyd to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Fast Air Support Team in Defence Equipment & Support with effect from 22 August 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal K H R Bethell whose appointment as Director Combat Air in Defence Equipment & Support has previously been announced.

Group Captain A P T Smith to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Deputy Commander NATO Air Command - Afghanistan in October 2016 in succession to Acting Air Commodore J M Dixon AFC whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

27th June

Air Commodore K H R Bethell to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Combat Air, Defence Equipment & Support with effect from 4 July 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal S C Gray OBE whose appointment as Air Officer Commanding No 38 Group has previously been announced.

Group Captain D J Rowland to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Strategy, Information Systems & Services, Joint Forces Command in November 2016 in succession to Air Commodore I M A Kirkwood whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

23rd June

Air Commodore G M Russell to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Helicopters, Defence Equipment & Support with effect from 1 August 2016 in succession to Mr I Craddock.

Group Captain M Gilligan to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Officer A4 and A4 Force Commander, Headquarters Air Command in July 2016 in succession to Air Commodore G M Russell.

Group Captain S A Harper OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff Personnel Policy, Headquarters Air Command in September 2016 in succession to Air Commodore G A Opie whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain J S Reuter to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff J5,Permanent Joint Headquarters in September 2016 in succession to Commodore A Betton.

Group Captain K D Taylorto be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Linton-on-Ouse in December 2016 in succession to Group Captain I Laing.

18th May

Air Commodore J B Portlock to be Chief of Staff Air Command with effect from 6 June 2016. This position was vacated by Air Commodore I F Vallely OBE whose appointment as Commander Joint Cyber Electro-Magnetic Activities Group, Joint Forces Command has previously been announced.

Group Captain R P Barrow OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Commodore Air Staff in the Ministry of Defence in June 2016 in succession to Air Commodore D J Toriati OBE whose appointment as Executive Co-ordinator International Military Staff at Headquarters NATO has previously been announced.

Group Captain R C Maddison OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Capability Joint Plans in the Ministry of Defence with effect from 15 July 2016 in succession to Air Commodore A D Wallis OBE, who is leaving the Service.

12th May

Air Vice-Marshal S C Evans CBE to be promoted Air Marshal and to be Deputy Commander Allied Air Command, Ramstein in August 2016 in succession to Lieutenant General D de Longvilliers.

Acting Air Commodore L J Bennett was promoted Air Commodore on 5 April 2016 and will be appointed Assistant Chief of Staff Operations at Headquarters Air Command in September 2016 in succession to Air Commodore J J Stringer whose appointment as Air Officer Commanding No 83 Expeditionary Air Group and United Kingdom Air Component Commander, Al Udeid, Qatar has previously been announced.

Air Commodore W A W James CBE to be Director Ground Training and Senior Air Staff Officer No 22(Training) Group, Headquarters Air Command in July 2016 in succession to Air Commodore C R Elliot CBE whose appointment as Chief of Staff Personnel and Air Secretary has previously been announced.

Group Captain S M Miller to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Commandant (Air) at the Joint Services Command & Staff College in November 2016 in succession to Air Commodore A J Byford, who is retiring from the Service.

20th April

Air Vice-Marshal S D Atha CB DSO to be promoted Air Marshal and appointed Deputy Commander Operations, Headquarters Air Command in June 2016 in succession to Air Marshal G J Bagwell CB CBE, who is leaving the Service.

Air Vice-Marshal S K P Reynolds CBE DFC to be promoted Air Marshal and appointed Deputy Commander Capability, Headquarters Air Command in May 2016 in succession to Air Marshal Sir Barry North KCB OBE, who is retiring from the Service.

7th April

Air Commodore G M Mayhew CBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Air Officer Commanding No 1 Group with effect from 28 April 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal G M Waterfall CBE whose appointment as Chief of Staff (Operations) at the Permanent Joint Headquarters (UK) has previously been announced.

23rd March

Air Commodore M Quigley to be promoted Acting Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Technical in the Defence Equipment & Support organisation with effect from 1 April 2016.

Group Captain J P Wariner to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Officer A6 and A6 Force Commander, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 1 April 2016 in succession to Air Commodore C J Moore whose appointment as Head Operate & Defend, Information Systems and Services, Joint Forces Command has previously been announced.

Group Captain D C Tait MBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Honington in December 2016 in succession to Group Captain M J Smeath MBE.

22nd March

Air Vice-Marshal G M Waterfall CBE to be Chief of Staff (Operations) in the Permanent Joint Headquarters with effect from 16 May 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal S D Atha CB DSO whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Air Commodore C R Elliot CBE to be promoted Acting Air Vice-Marshal and appointed Chief of Staff Personnel and Air Secretary, Headquarters Air Command in July 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal D J Stubbs OBE, who is retiring from the Service.

Air Commodore H Smyth OBE DFC to be Lightning Force Commander, Royal Air Force Marham with effect from 1 April 2016. This is a new post.

Air Commodore J J Stringer to be Air Officer Commanding No 83 Expeditionary Air Group and United Kingdom Air Component Commander, Al Udeid, Qatar in November 2016 in succession to Air Commodore M E Sampson DSO whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain A M Sansom to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Customer Support Team (Air) in the Defence Equipment & Support Organisation with effect from 24 June 2016 in succession to Air Commodore N Parton, who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain H R C Cormack to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Benson in December 2016 in succession to Group Captain S A Paterson OBE.

Group Captain S M R Ward OBE to be Tornado Force Commander, Royal Air Force Marham with effect from 1 April 2016 in succession to Air Commodore H Smyth OBE DFC.

26th February

Air Commodore A N C Reid to be Head Medical Strategy, Policy and Personnel, Headquarters Surgeon General in June 2016 in succession to Brigadier R H B Williamson QHS.

Group Captain C S Walton to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Officer Medical Operations, No 38 Group in June 2016 in succession to Air Commodore A N C Reid.

8th February

Air Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC to be promoted Air Chief Marshal and to be Chief of the Air Staff and Air Aide de Camp to Her Majesty The Queen in July 2016 in succession to Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford GCB CBE ADC who is retiring from the Service.

Air Vice-Marshal S C Gray OBE to be Air Officer Commanding No 38 Group, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 16 June 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal T L J Bishop CB who is retiring from the Service.

Group Captain R F J Clifford OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Force Protection Force Commander, Air Officer Force Protection, Commandant General Royal Air Force Regiment and Air Officer Royal Air Force Police at Royal Air Force Honington with effect in April 2016 in succession to Air Commodore A J Hall MBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain J M Dixon AFC to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Deputy Commander NATO Air Command – Afghanistan in April 2016 in succession to Air Commodore S E Reeves whose appointment as Deputy Director Joint Warfare in Joint Forces Command has previously been announced.

26th January

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB ADC DL to be Chief of the Defence Staff in Summer 2016 in succession to General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC.

Air Vice-Marshal J A Young CB OBE to be promoted Air Marshal and to be Chief of Materiel (Air) in the Defence Equipment & Support Organisation and Chief Engineer (Royal Air Force) with effect from 29 April 2016 in succession to Air Marshal S J Bollom KBE CB who is leaving the Service. In addition, Air Vice-Marshal Young is appointed to the Air Force Board as the Air Member for Materiel on the same date.

Air Commodore C J Moore to be Head Operate and Defend, Information Systems and Services, Joint Forces Command with effect from 7 March 2016 in succession to Brigadier A G Hill.

Group Captain J Rolf to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Officer A6 and A6 Force Commander, Headquarters Air Command in April 2016 in succession to Air Commodore C J Moore.

Group Captain A P Cooksley to be Officer Commanding No 90 Signals Unit, Royal Air Force Leeming in September 2016 in succession to Group Captain D J Rowland.

Group Captain W Rothery to be Group Captain Recruiting & Selection, Royal Air Force College Cranwell in July 2016 in succession to Group Captain P R Sanger-Davies.

Group Captain C W Todd to be Commandant Defence School of Personnel Administration, Worthy Down in October 2016 in succession to Group Captain A V R Bettridge OBE.

Group Captain D J Tozer to be Group Captain Support Royal Air Force Brize Norton in August 2016 in succession to Group Captain S N Perkins.

1st January

Flight Lieutenant His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, KG KT ADC to be promoted to the substantive rank of Squadron Leader with effect from 1 January 2016.

 

2015

17th December

Air Vice-Marshal P A Atherton OBE to be Chief of Staff Operations at Headquarters Air Command with effect from 11 January 2016 in succession to Air Commodore J J Stringer whose appointment is retitled Assistant Chief of Staff Operations.

Air Commodore B H Hedley MBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Joint Warfare in Joint Forces Command in April 2016 in succession to Major General C Lawrence CBE.

Air Commodore D J Toriati OBE to be Excecutive Co-ordinator International Military Staff at Headquarters NATO with effect from 17 September 2016 in succession to Commodore S P Hardern Royal Navy.

2nd December

Acting Air Commodore S E Reeves was promoted Air Commodore on 25 November 2015 and will be appointed Deputy Director Joint Warfare in Joint Forces Command in June 2016 in succession to Brigadier P S Cameron OBE Royal Marines.

Acting Air Commodore S R Thornber CBE was promoted Air Commodore on 16 October 2015 and will be appointed J2 Deputy Director Mission, Headquarters US Central Command, Tampa with effect from 19 March 2016 in succession to Brigadier N A Baker OBE.

Group Captain P J M Squires OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Commandant Royal Air Force College Cranwell in August 2016 in succession to Air Commodore C J Luck MBE ADC whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

3rd November

Air Commodore I F Vallely OBE to be Commander Joint Cyber Electro-Magnetic Activities Group, Joint Forces Command with effect from 5 January 2016. This is a new post.

Group Captain N J Hay OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head C4ISR, Joint Forces Command in January 2016 in succession to Air Commodore S A Richardson, who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain L J Bennett to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Director Combined Air & Space Operations Centre, Al Udeid, Qatar with effect from 21 January 2016.

Group Captain S R Thornber CBE was promoted Acting Air Commodore and appointed Assistant Chief of Staff J2 in the Permanent Joint Headquarters with effect from 2 October 2015 in succession to Air Commodore A S Corbett MBE whose appointment as Deputy Director Commonwealth Integration, Washington has previously been announced.

Group Captain G E Littlejohns to be Officer Commanding and Chief Test Pilot Royal Air Force Boscombe Down in December 2016 in succession to Group Captain T P Lyons.

9th October

Air Marshal G E Stacey CB MBE to be Chief of Staff Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk USA, with effect from 11 December 2015 in succession to Lieutenant General P D Jones CB CBE .

4th September

Air Commodore A S Corbett MBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Deputy Director Commonwealth Integration, Washington in October 2015. This is a new post.

Group Captain S D Ellard to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Unmanned Air Systems in the Defence Equipment & Support Organisation in November 2015 in succession to Air Commodore P J Grinsted OBE who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain R S Norris to be Commandant Defence Helicopter Flying School, Royal Air Force Shawbury in October 2016 in succession to Colonel J M Facer.

31st July

Air Commodore A D Huggett to be Director of Management at Joint Forces Command, Brunssum with effect from 20 November 2015 in succession to Brigadier General T Møller.

Air Commodore W J Millington to be United Kingdom National Military Representative at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in August 2016 in succession to Brigadier W N Aldridge CBE.

Wing Commander A Dickens OBE to be promoted Group Captain and to be Officer Commanding No 6 Flying Training School, Royal Air Force Cranwell with effect from 7 September 2015. This is a new post.

1st July

Acting Air Commodore D G Cooper was promoted Air Commodore on 23 June 2015 and will be appointed Head Oversight & Approvals Group in the Military Aviation Authority in December 2015 in succession to Commodore P A Chivers OBE.

Group Captain S E Reeves to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Deputy Commander NATO Air Command - Afghanistan in October 2015 in succession to Air Commodore D G Cooper.

Group Captain T T Jones to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Brize Norton in July 2016 in succession to Group Captain S S Edwards.

Group Captain M R Baulkwill to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Coningsby in September 2016 in succession to Group Captain J J Attridge OBE ADC.

Group Captain D S Arthurton OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Leeming in December 2016 in succession to Group Captain D G Bradshaw.

Group Captain C Gleave to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Linton-on-Ouse in December 2016 in succession to Group Captain I Laing.

29th May

Air Commodore D R Andrew OBE to be Air Officer Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance and ISTAR Force Commander, Royal Air Force Waddington in December 2015 in succession to Air Commodore J B Portlock whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Air Commodore J Burr CBE DFC to be Head Military Strategic Effects in the Ministry of Defence in July 2015 in succession to Air Commodore C E J Brazier CBE who is leaving the Service.

Acting Air Commodore N J Phillips CBE was promoted Air Commodore on 14 May 2015 and is appointed Deputy UK Military Representative to the European Union, Brussels in April 2016 in succession to Brigadier A M J McGovern.

Group Captain N J Colman OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Deputy Director Military Support in July 2015 in succession to Air Commodore J Burr CBE DFC.

Group Captain R G Jacob to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Boulmer in July 2016 in succession to Group Captain M S P Coleman.

Group Captain P R Sanger-Davies to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Halton in August 2016 in succession to Group Captain A S Burns.

23rd April

Group Captain I D Gale MBE to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development C2ISR, Headquarters Air Command in August 2015. This is a new post.

Group Captain A J Seymour to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Commandant Air Warfare Centre, Royal Air Force Waddington in December 2015 in succession to Air Commodore B H Hedley MBE whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain H Smyth OBE DFC to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Tornado Force Commander Royal Air Force Marham in May 2015 in succession to Air Commodore D J Waddington who is leaving the Service.

30th March

Group Captain N T Bradshaw to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff Media & Communications, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 13 April 2015. This is a new post.

Wing Commander G P Hellard RAuxAF to be promoted Group Captain and to be Inspector of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force with effect from 1 April 2015 in succession to Group Captain G W Bunkell CBE QVRM RAuxAF.

4th March

Air Commodore D J F Lee to be Assistant Chief of Staff for Capability Delivery Air Mobility & Air Enablers, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 17 July 2015, in succession to Air Commodore J N Ager who is leaving the Service.

Air Commodore G M Mayhew to be appointed to the Strategic Defence and Security Review Team in the Cabinet Office in April 2015. This is a new post.

Group Captain D R Alexander to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Defence Logistic Policy in the Ministry of Defence in September 2015 in succession to Brigadier J R Brittain.

Group Captain M Byford to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Strategy & Integration, Headquarters Surgeon General in March 2015 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal The Honourable R J M Broadbridge QHS.

Group Captain S F Lushington CBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Mobility Force Commander & Air Officer Air Mobility, Royal Air Force Brize Norton in August 2015 in succession to Air Commodore D J F Lee.

6th February

Air Vice-Marshal J A Young CB OBE was appointed Director Helicopters in the Defence Equipment & Support Organisation with effect from 2 February 2015, in succession to Mr A D Baguley.

Acting Air Vice-Marshal M F Neal OBE was promoted Air Vice-Marshal on 16 December 2014 and remains in post as Director Service Design, Information Services and Systems in Joint Forces Command.

Air Commodore G D A Parker OBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group, Headquarters Air Command in July 2015 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal S K P Reynolds CBE DFC whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

19th January

Air Vice-Marshal I C Morrison CBE was promoted Acting Air Marshal with effect from 5 January 2015 and remains in post as Director Saudi Armed Forces Projects.

Group Captain J J Stringer to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Chief of Staff Operations Headquarters Air Command in July 2015 in succession to Air Commodore S J Shell OBE whose appointment as Chief of the Defence Staff’s Liaison Officer to the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington has previously been announced

 

2014

9th December

Air Vice-Marshal E J Stringer CBE to be Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations) in the Ministry of Defence in March 2015 in succession to Major General P N Y M Sanders DSO CBE.

Air Commodore The Honourable R J M Broadbridge QHS to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Healthcare and Training, Headquarters Surgeon General with effect from 19 December 2014. This is a new post.

Air Commodore R J Knighton to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in the Ministry of Defence with effect from 23 January 2015 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal E J Stringer CBE.

Air Commodore I W Duguid OBE to be Typhoon Force Commander Royal Air Force Coningsby with effect from March 2015 in succession to Air Commodore P J Beach CBE who is leaving the Service.

Air Commodore S P Rochelle OBE DFC to be Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development Headquarters Air Command in March 2015 in succession to Air Commodore G G S van den Berg whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Air Commodore S J Shell OBE to be Chief of the Defence Staff’s Liaison Officer to the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington in June 2015 in succession to Brigadier F G Gedney OBE.

Acting Air Commodore J E Linter OBE was promoted Air Commodore on 18 November 2014 and is appointed Head Defence Engagement Strategy in the Ministry of Defence in February 2015 in succession to Commodore W Entwisle OBE MVO.

Group Captain J C Prescott to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Carrier Enabled Power Projection in the Ministry of Defence in March 2015 in succession to Air Commodore S P Rochelle OBE DFC.

Group Captain M J Blackburn to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Akrotiri in June 2016 in succession to Group Captain P D Kennett.

4th November

Air Vice-Marshal R Paterson CBE OBE to be Air Officer Scotland with effect from 17 November 2014 in succession to Air Commodore G M D Mayhew. Air Vice-Marshal Paterson will relinquish his Regular Commission on 19 April 2015 and continue to exercise his responsibilities as Air Officer Scotland as a member of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

Acting Air Commodore A K Gillespie was promoted Air Commodore on 16 October 2014 and is appointed Air Officer Battle Management and Head Defence Airspace & Air Traffic Management, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 4 May 2015 in succession to Air Commodore W J Millington whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain P R Sanger-Davies to be Group Captain Recruiting & Selection, Royal Air Force College Cranwell in July 2015 in succession to Group Captain C Coton.

Group Captain A E Stewart to be Director Defence Geospatial Intelligence Fusion Centre, Royal Air Force Wyton in August 2015 in succession to Group Captain J Rolf.

Group Captain T D Neal-Hopes to be Commander Joint Service Signals Organisation, Royal Air Force Digby in September 2015 in succession to Colonel D Worden.

Group Captain R A Davies to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Marham in November 2015 in succession to Group Captain H Smyth OBE DFC ADC.

Group Captain P A Godfrey to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Lossiemouth in November 2015 in succession to Group Captain M W J Chappell.

Group Captain B R Braid to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Valley in December 2015 in succession to Group Captain P N Cracroft.

Group Captain J D Milne DFC to be Officer Commanding No 3 Flying Training School, Royal Air Force Cranwell in January 2016 in succession to Group Captain A Coope OBE.

Group Captain A P Marshall OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Waddington in March 2016 in succession to Group Captain R P Barrow.

Group Captain J F Monahan OBE DFC to be Commandant Central Flying School, Royal Air Force Cranwell in March 2016 in succession to Group Captain J H Hunter.

20th October

Air Commodore M Wigston CBE to be promoted Air Vice-Marshal and to be Commander British Forces Cyprus and Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas with effect from 20 January 2015 in succession to Major General R J Cripwell CBE.

Group Captain M P Hart to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Defence Intelligence Operations in the Ministry of Defence in August 2015 in succession to Brigadier G E Lowder MBE.

Group Captain R Hill to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Finance Policy & Plans, Headquarters Air Command in December 2014 in succession to Air Commodore N M Connell OBE, who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain S C Kilbey to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Head Royal Air Force Medical Services, Headquarters Air Command in December 2014 in succession to Air Commodore A C Wilcock, who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain L S Taylor to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Delivery Combat Air and Air ISTAR, Headquarters Air Command in December 2014 in succession to Air Commodore M W G Hopkins MBE, who is leaving the Service.

17th September

Air Commodore P Lyall OBE to be Head British Defence Staff (France) and Defence Attaché Paris with effect from 30 September 2014 in succession to Air Commodore J D Maas CBE.

Air Commodore J D Maas CBE to be Senior Military Advisor to the Crisis Management & Planning Directorate, European External Action Service, Brussels with effect from 3 October 2014 in succession to Brigadier General W Huhn.

Air Commodore N W Laird CBE to be Head Doctrine (Air & Space) at the Development, Concepts & Doctrine Centre with effect from 24 November 2014 in succession to Air Commodore I D Teakle DSO OBE, whose appointment as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force Command has previously been announced.

Group Captain D G Cooper to be promoted Acting Air Commodore and to be Director Air Operations, Headquarters ISAF Joint Command, Kabul, Afghanistan with effect from 9 November 2014 in succession to Air Commodore D J E Cooper CBE, whose appointment as Joint Force Air Component Commander, Headquarters Air Command has previously been announced.

30th July

Lord Beaverbrook has been reappointed as Honorary Inspector General of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force with effect from 5 July 2014 in the honorary rank of Air Vice-Marshal.

Acting Air Commodore D J E Cooper CBE was promoted Air Commodore on 15 July 2014 and will be appointed Joint Force Air Component Commander, Headquarters Air Command in December 2014 in succession to Air Commodore M E Sampson DSO.

Air Commodore M E Sampson DSO to be Air Officer Commanding No 83 Expeditionary Air Group and United Kingdom Air Component Commander, Al Udeid, Qatar in December 2014 in succession to Acting Air Commodore A K Gillespie, whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Group Captain C J Moore to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Air Officer A6 and A6 Force Commander, Headquarters Air Command in September 2014 in succession to Air Commodore S A Richardson, whose appointment as Head C4ISR, Joint Force Command has previously been announced.

Group Captain M Hunt to be Commandant Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering, Royal Air Force Cosford in July 2015 in succession to Group Captain A M Sansom.

Group Captain P T G Lester to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force High Wycombe in April 2015 in succession to Group Captain R F J Clifford OBE.

27th June

Air Commodore S A Richardson to be Head C4ISR, Joint Forces Command in September 2014 in succession to Air Commodore C Jones, who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain D P Manning to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Northolt in August 2015 in succession to Group Captain A D Bacon.

Group Captain R D Pratley to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Wittering in May 2015 in succession to Group Captain D R Alexander.

Group Captain P J Robinson OBE DFC to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Odiham in October 2015 in succession to Group Captain R C Maddison OBE.

Group Captain D J Rowland to be Officer Commanding 90 Signals Unit, Royal Air Force Leeming in May 2015 in succession to Group Captain C J Moore.

Wing Commander J L Appleton to be promoted Group Captain and to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Shawbury in September 2015 in succession to Group Captain A P T Smith.

17th June

Air Chief Marshal the Lord Stirrup KG GCB AFC has been appointed Marshal of the Royal Air Force with effect from 13 June 2014. This is an honorary appointment.

Air Commodore R J Atkinson CBE to be Head Joint Doctrine (Air & Space) at the Development, Concepts & Doctrine Centre in August 2014 in succession to Air Commodore I D Teakle DSO OBE, whose appointment as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force Command has previously been announced.

Group Captain D A Bentley to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Director Flying Training, No 22(Training) Group in January 2015 in succession to Air Commodore T W Jones, who is leaving the Service.

3rd June

Air Vice-Marshal P C Osborn CBE to be promoted Air Marshal and to be appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence in January 2015 in succession to Vice Admiral A D Richards CB.

Group Captain I R Tolfts OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be appointed Head Service Delivery Accommodation in the Defence Infrastructure Organisation in July 2014 in succession to Brigadier M Boswell.

15th April

Air Commodore R J Knighton was appointed Head Future Combat Air System in the Ministry of Defence with effect from 10 March 2014.

Group Captain A N C Reid to be promoted Air Commodore and to be appointed Air Officer Medical Operations, No 38 Group with effect from 26 June 2014 in succession to Air Commodore D I T Jenkins QHP, who is retiring from the Service.

Group Captain D J Toriati OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be appointed Air Commodore Air Staff in the Ministry of Defence in April 2014 in succession to Air Commodore A C Hine OBE, who is leaving the Service.

Group Captain A D Wallis OBE to be promoted Air Commodore and to be appointed Head Capability Joint Plans in the Ministry of Defence in August 2014 in succession to Brigadier J Patterson.

Group Captain S A Bentley MBE to be Search and Rescue Force Commander, Royal Air Force Valley in September 2014 in succession to Group Captain S B Mackmin.

Group Captain T P Lyons to be Officer Commanding and Chief Test Pilot Royal Air Force Boscombe Down in December 2014 in succession to Group Captain R W Humphries.

21st March

Air Commodore R J C Powell CBE to be Air Attaché, British Defence Staff (United States), Washington with effect from 19 September 2014 in succession to Air Commodore K B McCann CBE, who is retiring from the Service.

Air Commodore I D Teakle DSO OBE to be Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force Command with effect from 21 July 2014 in succession to Air Commodore R J C Powell CBE.

Group Captain I Laing to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Linton-on-Ouse in December 2014 in succession to Group Captain D G Cooper.

Group Captain M J Smeath MBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Honington in January 2015 in succession to Group Captain S M Miller.

14th January

Air Commodore P J Beach MBE to be Typhoon Force Commander, Royal Air Force Coningsby in May 2014 in succession to Air Commodore G M Waterfall CBE, whose appointment as Air Officer Commanding No 1 Group has previously been announced.

Group Captain P J Grinsted OBE was promoted Air Commodore and appointed Head Unmanned Air Systems in Defence Equipment & Support on 10 January 2014 in succession to Air Commodore S C Gray OBE, whose appointment as Director Combat Air in Defence Equipment & Support has previously been announced.

Group Captain J J Attridge OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Coningsby in August 2014 in succession to Group Captain J J Stringer.

Group Captain D G Bradshaw to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Leeming in December 2014 in succession to Group Captain S E Reeves.

Group Captain S A Paterson OBE to be Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Benson in October 2014 in succession to Group Captain N J Colman OBE.

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