Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2022

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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.

The webinar will be moderated by Paul O’Neill CBE, Director of Military Sciences, RUSI.


  • 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.

How to attend

This event is open to RUSI members only. To become a member, please click here.

To take part you must pre-register no later than 2 November using the ‘Register Now’ button above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have any questions, please email Sabrina Downey, Events Director, at sabrinad@rusi.org.

Past lectures

Members events
Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2021: Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force: Beyond the Integrated Review
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Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019
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Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

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