The Royal Aeronautical Society 2014 Banquet attracted over 500 guests representing 170 companies and organisations from across the aerospace community.  Hosted on Wednesday 21 May in the luxurious settings of the InterContinental London Park Lane, this event provided an excellent opportunity for relaxed networking at a prestigious social occasion.

In a compelling after-dinner speech, the Chief of the Air Staff, ACM Sir Andrew Pulford neatly summed up the contemporary role of UK air power and the dilemmas facing the West in an uncertain future.

The Royal Aeronautical Society is grateful to AlixPartners for supporting the Annual Banquet for the third consecutive year.  AlixPartners is a leading global business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialise in creating value and restoring performance at every stage of the business lifecycle.  The company's aerospace and defence team is deeply rooted in the industry and understands the unique strategic and operating challenges it faces.

The Annual Banquet marks the start of the new presidential year and this year's event was hosted the Society incoming President, Air Cdre Bill Tyack.  It is an established occasion in the aerospace calendar and has become a must-attend highlight for many in the industry.

Next year's event will be held at the InterContinental London Park Lane on Tuesday 19 May 2015 and further details will be posted on the RAeS website over the coming weeks.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please email

To view and download photos taken at the 2014 Banquet, please click here.

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The Royal Aeronautical Society 2014 Banquet was supported by:

Gail Ward
3 June 2014