The Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2011, was delivered by Air Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE BA MPhil DTech DLitt FRAeS RAF, Chief of Joint Operations, Permanent Joint Headquarters, UK. He examined Lord Trenchard’s legacy, and focus on how joint operations can maximise value in the national interest, with specific reference to the UK’s contribution to recent operations.
Air Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE BA MPhil DTech DLitt FRAeS RAF was commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1974. Following an undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield and an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge, he became Director Defence Studies (Royal Air Force) from 1997 to 1999 and commissioned scholarship, edited books and wrote articles on air power in that role. In 1999 he served as Assistant Director of the Higher Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College of which he is a graduate. He was Commander British Forces (Italy) 1999-2000 and NATO Air Commander (Forward) in Kosovo in 2000. He served as Commandant UK Air Warfare Centre from 2000 to 2003 followed by six years in military intelligence. Air Marshal Peach became Chief of Joint Operations on 5 March 2009.