Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2012 – Air and Space Power: We Have Only Just Begun

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The Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2012, given by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB ADC LLD BSc FRAeS CCMI RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force, will highlighted the contribution the RAF is currently making to operations and outline the strategy for delivering the RAF's element of Future Force 2020, whilst navigating the murky financial waters ahead.


The Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2012,  given by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB ADC LLD BSc FRAeS CCMI RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force, examined the challenges Lord Trenchard faced during the 1920s and 1930s, several of which he would recognise today, and sought lessons which can be used in the contemporary environment. In his lecture, Air Chief Marshal Dalton highlighted the contribution the RAF is currently making to operations and outline the strategy for delivering the RAF's element of Future Force 2020, whilst navigating the murky financial waters ahead.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB ADC LLD BSc FRAeS CCMI RAF joined the Royal Air Force in 1976 after graduating with an honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bath. During a distinguished career spanning more than thirty five years, he has occupied a number of senior positions within the Ministry of Defence, including Director of Air Operations from May 2002, a period dominated by the preparation for and conduct of Operation TELIC - the UK contribution to multi-national operations in Iraq in 2003. He was appointed Controller Aircraft in May 2004, a post which carried with it a place on the Air Force Board. In May 2006, he became Director General Typhoon and subsequently Deputy Commander in Chief Personnel and Air Member for Personnel in May 2007. He was promoted to Air Chief Marshal in April 2009 and assumed his current appointment as Chief of the Air Staff on 31 July 2009.



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