Philip Sturley

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Philip Sturley
Born (1950-07-09) 9 July 1950 (age 64)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1972–2005
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held RAF Cottesmore
No. 38 Group
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Order of the British Empire

Air Marshal Philip Oliver Sturley CB, MBE, FRAeS (born 9 July 1950) is a former senior commander in the Royal Air Force.

Flying career[edit]

Educated at St Ignatius' College in London and Southampton University, Sturley was commissioned in the Royal Air Force in 1972.[1] He became Director of Air Staff Briefing and Co-ordination at the Ministry of Defence in 1990, Station Commander at RAF Cottesmore in 1992 and Secretary to the Military Committee at NATO Headquarters in 1994.[1] He went on to be Air Officer Commanding No. 38 Group in 1998, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in 2000 and Chief of Staff to the Air North Commander in 2003 before retiring in 2005.[1]

He served as President of the Royal Air Forces Association[2] from May 2005 to May 2011.


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Military offices
Preceded by
G E Stirrup
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
2000 – 2003
Succeeded by
D Walker