Air Power Review
The Air Power Review is published three times a year with Spring, Summer and Autumn/Winter editions. The publication aims to support the British armed forces in general and the Royal Air Force in particular by developing thinking about the application of air power. The intention is to provide a forum for high quality and academically credible articles on air and space power, with the objective of stimulating debate and promoting the evolution of air and space power thinking within the wider military and academic communities.
1998 & 1999 editions are not yet available electronically.
Air Power Journal
Chief of the Air Staff's Reading List
The MOD online library includes a selection of many of the titles featured in the Chief of the Air Staff’s Reading Lists 2012-2018 which are available to all MoD personnel for free. CAS' Reading Lists 2012-2018.
Royal Air Force Publications
The views expressed in these papers are those of the authors and do not represent those of the Royal Air Force. Furthermore, such views should not be considered as constituting an official endorsement of factual accuracy, opinion, conclusion or recommendation of the Royal Air Force, or wider Ministry of Defence.
Air Power Policy / Strategy
‘NATO – How does the Royal Air Force invest more appropriately?’ by Wg Cdr S. Cloke
‘Lighter than Air or Hot Air? Influence, Defence Engagement and the Air Power Contribution’ by Sqn Ldr R. A. Hart
'Asymmetric Threats to British Military Intervention Operations' by Sqn Ldr Nicholas J. Newman
Air Power Theory / Doctrine
‘Re-presenting British Air Power Doctrine: A Visual Model of Air Power’ by Wg Cdr C. R. Melville MBE
‘The Effect of National Caveats on Risk Aversion and Military Efficacy in Alliances’ by Wg Cdr S. Ryles
‘Integrated Battle Concepts and the Quest for Optimised Joint Warfighting’ by Sqn Ldr E. J. Flynn
‘Delivering effective Air-Land Integration (ALI) in the next war: what enduring lessons can UK Defence draw from historical and contemporary operations to generate and maintain an efficient, joint ALI capability that is fit for future conflict?’ by Wg Cdr S. P. Kilvington
‘How We Will Fly: As the conclusion of the ‘Hundred Year Experiment’ approaches, are UK Joint Air capabilities sufficiently understood, correctly configured and appropriately trained to be effectively integrated into future adaptive and expeditionary campaigns?’ by Wg Cdr A. J. Wright
Historic Case Studies
‘How Influential was World War One in the Development of the Royal Air Force’s Early Concepts and Doctrine?’ by Wg Cdr G. J. M. Littlechild
‘The Opportunities and Risks to Britain from Enhanced Defence Cooperation with Japan’ by Gp Capt A. Hetterley
‘The Impact of the US Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific on the UK’s Policy Towards China’ by Wg Cdr P. Cochrane
‘The Threat to Geopolitical Stability Posed by ‘Compatriot Politics’ in Russia’s European Near Abroad’ by Gp Capt J. P. Sutton
Technology / Capability
‘Single Mission Aircraft or Multi-Mission Capabilities: How Might the UK Look to Deliver its Next Generation of ISTAR Capability?’ by Wg Cdr R. I. Henderson-Begg
‘Cyber: buzzword or instrument of national power?’ by Wg Cdr M. G. Brockie
‘How should Offensive Cyber Capabilities be integrated into Full Spectrum Targeting?’ by Wg Cdr M. J. Bressani
‘An International Regime For Cyberspace’ by Wg Cdr Leah Griffin
A transcript of the keynote speech as given by Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, to the Air Power Conference 2018 is now available to download here.
A transcript of the keynote speech as given by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA RAF, to the Air Power Conference 2018 is now available to download here.
‘Lord Trenchard: Inspiring The Next Generation Air Force’: The RUSI Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2017 by Air Marshal Stuart Atha CB DSO MA BSc RAF, Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force delivered at the Royal United Services Institute, London on 4 October 2017.
The Chief Of Staff, U.S. Air Force Keynote Speech to the RAF Air Power Conference 2017, given by Chief Of Staff, U.S. Air Force, General David Goldfein to the Air Power Conference 2017.
The Chief of the Air Staff's Keynote Speech to the RAF Air Power Conference 2017, given by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA RAF to the Air Power Conference 2017.
The Annual Wilbur and Orville Wright Lecture 2016 by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff delivered at the Royal Aeronautical Society on 6 December 2016.
‘A 'New' and Exciting Royal Air Force Towards its 2nd Century’: The RUSI Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2016 given by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff at the Royal United Services Institute, London on 24 October 2016.
Chief of the Air Staff's Keynote Speech to RAF Air Power Conference 2016 given by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC, to RAF Air Power Conference 2016.
‘Building the Best Force for the Next Century’: The Chief of the Air Staff's Speech to the Turkish Air Force International Symposium on Air Warfare, 2016, Istanbul, given by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC RAF.
‘Maintaining Dominant Combat Power in Fiscal Austerity’: The Chief of the Air Staff's Speech to Hellenic Air Force's 4th Annual Conference, February 2016, given by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC RAF.
‘Thinking to Win’: The keynote address given by Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, to Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition on 24 Sept 15.
'Two Decades at the Chuo Keiba': A presentation by Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, Ministry of Defence, to the Air Commanders’ Dialogue Japan on 23rd October 2014. Accompanying slide deck.
‘Contingency: Back to the Future’: The RUSI Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2014 given by Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, at the Royal United Services Institute, London on 18 September 2014.
Air Historical Branch Narratives
The Sir Sydney Camm Lecture 2015 - by Air Marshal Sir Baz North, AMP
Delivered at the Royal Aeronautical Society, London on 8 June, 2015. ‘Air Power and the Defence Aerospace Industry in the Whole Force Era’ and Presentation Slides.