Air Vice-Marshal Gillespie in 2019
|Service/||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1988–|
|Commands held||No. 23 Squadron|
No. 903 Expeditionary Air Wing
No. 83 Expeditionary Air Group
No. 2 Group
War in Afghanistan
|Awards||Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Air Vice-Marshal Alan Kenneth Gillespieis a senior Royal Air Force officer.
Gillespie was commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1988. He became commanding officer of No. 23 Squadron in 2008, commander No. 903 Expeditionary Air Wing at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan in 2009 and station commander RAF Waddington in 2011. He went on to become UK Air Component Commander at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar and Air Officer Commanding No. 83 Expeditionary Air Group in 2013, the Battlespace Management Force Commander in 2015 and Head of the Air Transformation Programme in 2017. He was appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group in September 2019.
He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 New Year Honours.
| Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group