David Walker (RAF administrative officer)

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Not to be confused with David Walker (RAF aircrew officer), also an RAF air marshal.
For other people named David Walker, see David Walker (disambiguation).
David Allan Walker
Born 14 July 1956 (1956-07-14) (age 60)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1974–2011
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held RAF Halton
RAF Training Group
Awards Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Other work Extra Equerry to The Queen
Vice-Patron of the Royal International Air Tattoo
President, London Wing, Air Training Corps
Vice-President, RAF Club
Honorary Air Commodore 603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn RAuxAF
Hon. President, Montrose Air Heritage Centre
Trustee, Savoy Educational Trust
Patron, The Poppy Ball
Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire.

Air Marshal Sir David Allan Walker, KCVO, OBE, DL (born 14 July 1956) is a Director at Alexander Mann Solutions, and a Senior Advisor at PwC. He is a former senior RAF officer and Master of the Household to the Sovereign.


Walker was commissioned in the Administrative Branch of the Royal Air Force on 1 September 1974.[1] He was regraded to pilot officer on 15 July 1977 (seniority 15 October 1975),[2] promoted to flying officer on 15 January 1978 (seniority 15 April 1976)[3] and promoted to flight lieutenant on 15 October 1980.[4]

Walker became Station commander at RAF Halton in 1997, Director of Corporate Communications for the RAF in 1998 and Director of Personnel and Training Policy in 2002.[5] He went on to be Air Officer Commanding the RAF Training Group in 2003 before being seconded to Buckingham Palace in 2005 as Master of the Household to the Sovereign.[5] On retiring from the Royal Household in 2013 he joined HSBC as Senior Advisor to the Group Executive Chairman, and then moved to a similar role in Barclays Bank, from 2014 to 2015, advising the Group CEO. In 2015 he joined the Board of Alexander Mann Solutions, and became a Senior Advisor at PwC.

Awards and titles[edit]

Walker was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in 1992, an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1995,[5] and a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the 2011 Birthday Honours, being invested in a personal audience with The Queen on 13 July 2011.[6][7][8]


Military offices
Preceded by
Graham Miller
Air Officer Commanding Training Group
Succeeded by
John Ponsonby
Court offices
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Blackburn
Master of the Household
Succeeded by
Tony Johnstone-Burt