Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Moran KCB OBE MVO ADC MA BSc FRAeS RAF
1956 - 2010
It is with tremendous sadness that the defence and security community has learned of the sudden death of Air Chief Marshal Sir Chris Moran. He had a distinguished career, serving in a wide range of key appointments before taking up his current post as Commander-in-Chief Air Command. A Harrier pilot by background, he commanded Royal Air Force Wittering and was the Air Officer Commanding Number 1 Group during Operation Telic in 2003. He subsequently took up post as Assistant Chief of the Air Staff and then as Deputy Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, NATO’s operational headquarters for ISAF operations in Afghanistan.
He was a regular speaker at RUSI and during his time as Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, he worked closely with the Institute, lending considerable personal support for and involvement in the annual RUSI Air Power Conference. He was due to give the annual Trenchard Memorial Lecture later this year.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Chris Moran was very personable and highly regarded by his staff and colleagues. He will be missed for his personality and for the intellectual breadth he brought to the study of air power.