Speaker in the news: Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen HillierDate Posted: 22 February 2019
It is with pleasure that we are to welcome Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier to the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff on Monday 11th March.
After joining the RAF in 1980, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier took to the skies in 1998 becoming a Tornado GR4 pilot and flying instructor. A year later, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross for operations over Iraq, which, a few years later, was followed by the United States Bronze Star for Iraq operations in 2003 and an CBE in 2004.
Before his current role, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier was the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Capability) in the Ministry of Defence in 2012 up until 2016.
Now the Chief of Air Staff and in command of the RAF since 2016, he leads a force for 35000 Regular and Reserve personnel and around 5000 Civil Servants, which is supported by thousands of contractors. His is personally responsible for the operation of over 700 manned and unmanned aircrafts meeting the needs of Defence operations world-wide
Here is some of the latest Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier news:
GOV.UK: New fast jet training takes off
The Engineer: RAF Tornado fleet returns home ahead of retirement