Alan Gillespie
Air Vice-Marshal Gillespie in 2019
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1988–
RankAir Vice-Marshal
Commands heldNo. 23 Squadron
No. 903 Expeditionary Air Wing
RAF Waddington
No. 83 Expeditionary Air Group
No. 2 Group
Battles/warsIraq War
War in Afghanistan
AwardsCommander of the Order of the British Empire

Air Vice-Marshal Alan Kenneth Gillespie CBE is a senior Royal Air Force officer.

RAF career

Gillespie was commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1988.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1] He was appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group in September 2019.[2]

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 New Year Honours.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Air Vice Marshal Alan Gillespie" (PDF). Berlin Security Conference. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Senior Appointments". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  3. ^ "No. 62150". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2017. p. N7.
Military offices
Preceded by
David Cooper
Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group
2019–present
Incumbent