Recorded: 6 December 2016
The RAF is busier than ever on operations around the world. At the same time, the RAF is planned to increase significantly its front-line capability, as a result of the SDSR in 2015. Against this backdrop, in his first lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society since taking command, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff, will discuss the challenges, risks and opportunities which he faces in growing the future RAF.
About the Speaker:
ACM Sir Stephen Hillier is the Chief of the Air Staff, in command of the Royal Air Force, leading some 35,000 regular and reserve personnel, and 5,000 civil servants, supported by thousands of contractors. He is personally accountable for the safe and effective operation of over 700 manned and unmanned aircraft and for meeting the air power needs of Defence. In addition, he is responsible for delivering the significant growth in the RAF’s front-line capability announced in the 2015 Defence Review.