Under 35 Forum Chiefs Series: Chief of the Air Staff

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew PulfordThe first in its series, this unique event will offer Under 35 Forum members and other serving invitees the opportunity to participate in a private, informal and off-the-record discussion with Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB, CBE, ADC on matters of the moment for the Royal Air Force.

The session will look at the key priorities and strategic initiatives for the Air Force in this increasingly volatile geopolitical environment, and indeed where the main anxieties lie.


Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford was commissioned into the Royal Air Force as a pilot in 1977 and after flying training, joined No 72 Squadron, flying Wessex helicopters, beginning an association with the Support Helicopter Force which would last 25 years. He has commanded in every rank and has seen operational service in Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands, Lebanon, the Balkans and the Gulf.

From command, he moved to the Directorate of Air Resources and Plans in the Ministry of Defence. On promotion to Air Marshal in August 2010, Sir Andrew returned to HQ Air Command in the role of Deputy Commander Capability and Air Member for Personnel & Capability and he was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List.

Sir Andrew was appointed Chief of the Air Staff in the rank of Air Chief Marshal in July 2013.

The discussion will begin at 1800, followed by a drinks reception.

This event is only open to open Under 35 Members. To become a member, click here.

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