Air Marshal Greg Bagwell CB CBE

Distinguished Fellow


Air Marshal Greg Bagwell served for 36 years in the Royal Air Force, leading at all levels, and retired as the Deputy Commander and a member of the Air Force Board. He joined in 1981 as a combat pilot and flew the Tornado GR1, GR4 and F-18 Hornet on operations for over 20 years. The latter half of his service career saw him become the RAF's most experienced operational commander, where he oversaw combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, as well as numerous humanitarian and peace keeping missions world-wide.

He was the UK’s first Director of Joint Warfare, where he was responsible for the development of all UK military capability. For his final tour of duty, he was responsible for the force generation and delivery of the RAF’s entire contribution to operations at home and overseas. He is a graduate of the Indian Defence Services and Staff College, Wellington. He has recently been appointed as the Head of Business Development for Cobham plc. In addition, he is the President of the UK Air Power Association, and he continues to mentor senior UK defence commanders and lecture widely on defence and air power issues and his leadership experience.

He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, and an RAF volunteer reservist pilot providing air experience flights for air cadets. He is a trustee of the not for profit organisation, Flying for Freedom, which provides wounded and injured servicemen flying experience in microlights, and ultimately aims to be the first to fly with them to the South Pole.

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