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Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall
RUSI Members Only
Air Marshal Richard Knighton CB, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability), Ministry of Defence, will reflect on the Royal Air Force’s contribution to UK defence.

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment.

Speaker Biography

Air Marshal Richard Knighton CB joined the RAF in 1988 as a University Cadet and studied at Clare College, Cambridge. He spent his early career working as an engineer officer in a range of operational and staff appointments on Nimrod, Tornado and Harrier. After completing the Advanced Command and Staff Course in 2004 he held appointments as a Wing Commander in the Harrier Integrated Project Team and as the Military Assistant to the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability).

Apart from a happy period as the RAF’s Logistics Force Commander and Station Commander at RAF Wittering from 2009 to 2011, and time at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2009, his career since he was promoted to Group Captain in 2007 has been spent in strategic and capability planning roles at Air Command and in the Ministry of Defence. He was appointed to his current role as Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability) in December 2018.

Refreshments will be served from 1215.

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