Amy Johnson Named Lecture 2018

28 June 2018

No.4 Hamilton Place, London


18:00 - 19:15

Women in Aviation and Aerospace – A Personal Reflection

This years Amy Johnson Named Lecture speaker will be AVM Sue Gray from The Royal Air Force.

Air Vice Marshal Gray talks about women in Aviation and the RAF over the past 100 years; commemorating those inspiring women that came before her, whilst reflecting on her own 33 years of Service. She discusses the challenges and achievements along the way to becoming the first, and only, female 2-star Engineer in the Services. Changes in society, culture and technology are explored, whilst Gray discusses what this means for, and how we inspire, the next generation of female Engineers.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception from 19:15 until 20:00.

Speaker Details

Air Vice-Marshal Sue Gray, CB, OBE

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Born in 1963 in Tanzania, AVM Gray commissioned into the Engineer Branch of the RAF in 1985. Her career has taken her around the world, with an extensive period with the Support Helicopter Force, during which she deployed on Gulf War 1 and 2, in charge of the life support, logistics and Chief Engineer for the Joint Helicopter Force.

In 2016, she was appointed Air Officer Commanding Number 38 Group and Chief of Staff Support for HQ Air Command responsible for c. 3,000 personnel, supporting worldwide operations, Chief Air Engineer for Air Command and the HQ lead for RAF Infrastructure.


No.4 Hamilton Place, London

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No.4 Hamilton Place