Sir Malcolm Pledger
|Born||24 July 1948|
|Service/||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1966–2005|
|Rank||Air Chief Marshal|
|Commands held||Logistics Command|
No. 28 Squadron
No. 240 Operational Conversion Unit
No. 28 Squadron
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Air Force Cross
Pledger was educated at Heywood Grammar School (became part of a comprehensive in 1968 and is now Siddal Moor Sports College) and Newcastle University, where he read chemistry. Pledger then attended the RAF College, Cranwell where he completed his initial officer training. After basic flying training Pledger's flying career was on helicopters. He was appointed Officer Commanding No. 28 Squadron in 1978 and then commanded No. 240 Operational Conversion Unit before taking part in the Falklands War and commanding No. 28 Squadron. He became Station Commander of RAF Shawbury in 1990 before being appointed Air Officer Plans at Headquarters Strike Command in 1994. He went on to be Chief of Staff at Logistics Command in 1997, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Logistics Command in April 1999 and Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel) in September 1999. He was Chief of Defence Logistics from 2002 to 2005.
He married Betty Kershaw; they have two sons.
- "Sky was the limit for air force high-flyer". Heywood Advertiser. M.E.N. Media. 30 December 2004.
- Ministry of Defence & Tri-service senior appointments Archived 2015-11-17 at the Wayback Machine
- Forced out Sunday Mirror, 23 May 2004
Sir Colin Terry
| Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Logistics Command
Sir Jeremy Blackham
| Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel)
Sir Samuel Cowan
| Chief of Defence Logistics
Sir Kevin O'Donoghue