Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture

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This year’s Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture will be given by Air Vice-Marshal Maria Byford, Chief of Staff Personnel and Air Secretary, Royal Air Force.

In her lecture, Air Vice-Marshal Byford will reflect on how the Royal Air Force has changed to equip itself for the future. She will provide an update on project Astra, the campaign for the next generation Royal Air Force, focusing on people, innovations and ideas, culture and behaviour. Air Vice-Marshal Byford will also discuss the transformative impact of new technology and the importance of diversity in the workforce.


  • Air Vice-Marshal Maria Byford

    Air Vice-Marshal Maria Byford joined the Royal Air Force in 1991. She has served in a wide variety of command and staff appointments across defence and on operational deployment, always with a strong focus on people. In February 2020, she was appointed Chief of Staff Personnel and Air Secretary.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have any questions, please e-mail Sabrina Downey, Events Director, at sabrinad@rusi.org.

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