Simon Edwards (RAF officer)

Air Vice-Marshal Simon S. Edwards, is a senior officer in the Royal Air Force, currently Assistant Chief of the Air Staff.[1][2]

Simon Edwards
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AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1990 - present
RankAir Vice Marshal
Commands held99 Squadron (2003-N/A)
Alma materJoint Services Command and Staff College
Royal College of Defence Studies

EducationEdit

Edwards attended Joint Services Command and Staff College and received a master's degree in Defence Studies. In 2017 he graduated from Royal College of Defence Studies and won the Bon Oeuf trophy.[3]

RAF careerEdit

Edwards joined the Royal Air Force in 1990.[3]

He was promoted to squadron leader in 2001 and was posted to Air Command. Edwards flew C17s for 99. In 2005 he was promoted to wing commander. He worked for the Ministry of Defence in 2006. He was then chosen to return 99 Squadron and became the commanding officer of the squadron.[3]

He was promoted to air commodore and appointed Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Delivery, Air Mobility & Air Enablers, Headquarters Air Command in July 2018.[4] In May 2021, he was promoted to air vice-marshal and became Assistant Chief of the Air Staff replacing Air Marshal Ian Gale.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assistant Chief of the Air Staff". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "2021 Senior Appointments". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Air Vice-Marshal Simon Edwards, Assistant Chief of Staff - Capability Delivery, RAF". CASTT. 3 March 2020.
  4. ^ "No. 62306". The London Gazette. 5 June 2018. p. 9960.
Military offices
Preceded by Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
2021 - Present
Incumbent