Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force – Beyond the Integrated Review

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This year’s Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture was delivered by Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force, who discussed implementing the UK Integrated Review and his vision for building the next generation Royal Air Force.


The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our national security and foreign policy. The UK needs Armed Forces which are radically forward-looking, integrate seamlessly and are ready and able to embrace new technologies in the face of fast-evolving threats.

Looking ahead to 2040, Air Chief Marshal Wigston outlined his vision for the Royal Air Force of the future, and his strategy to secure its success on operations today and in decades to follow.

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