Saturday 24 March 2018, 7.00 for 7.30 pm £30
On 24 March, the Club will be hosting Air Marshall Stuart Atha, CB DSO ADC, Deputy Commander Operations, RAF, at a dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force. Air Marshall Atha will talk about some of the events, key personalities and the challenges that have influenced the development of the RAF.
Originally form Ayrshire Stuart Atha joined the RAF in 1984. Following a tour as an instructor on the Hawk, he flew the Harrier GR7 from 1990 to 2003 serving in Germany as a flight commander and then squadron commander of No 3 (Fighter) Squadron. Between 2006 and 2008 he commanded Royal Air Force Coningsby. He commanded No 83 Expeditionary Air Group in the Gulf in 2009/10 and No 1 Group between 2011 and 2014. Promoted to Air Marshal in 2016, he is now Deputy Commander Operations at Air Command, responsible for the force generation and delivery of the RAF’s contribution to operations both at home and overseas.
This is a very special black tie event, which will start with a drinks reception followed by a three-course dinner. Mess kit and decorations can be worn where appropriate