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The Royal Air Force – a centennial appraisal (Defence Lecture)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns, former Chief of the Air Staff

Date/Time: Tuesday 6 November 2018

To mark its centenary, this lecture evaluated the contribution of the RAF to wars both hot and cold, and increasing operational commitments notwithstanding a decline in its combat power. Since the events of 9/11 the RAF has been asked consistently to punch above its weight when in reality it has had to punch above its budgets in a strategic environment clouded by uncertainty.