Michael Knight (RAF officer)
|Sir Michael Knight|
|Born||23 November 1932|
||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1953–89|
|Rank||Air Chief Marshal|
|Commands held||Air Member for Supply and Organisation (1983–85)
No. 1 Group (1980–82)
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Air Force Cross
Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael William Patrick Knight, KCB, AFC (born 23 November 1932) is a former senior Royal Air Force commander. He is well respected and renowned for his various charity projects, especially for the "Vulcan to the Sky" cause.
Knight joined the Royal Air Force in 1953. He was appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group in 1980, Air Member for Supply and Organisation in 1983 and UK Military Representative to NATO in 1986. He retired in 1989. As of 2009, he was still actively involved in "Vulcan to the Sky", a project that returned a vintage Avro Vulcan XH558 to airworthiness and flight.
In 1967 he married Patricia Ann Davies; they have one son and two daughters. Knight enjoys rugby and music in his spare time.
- "No. 39935". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 August 1953. p. 4367.
- Debrett's People of Today 1994
- Vulcan rules the skies again after £6m facelift Daily Telegraph, 19 October 2007
- Irvine, Chris (2009-02-11). "Sir Richard Branson, Frederick Forsyth and Robin Gibb want Vulcan to keep flying". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
|Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group
Sir John Rogers
|Air Member for Supply and Organisation
Sir Michael Armitage
Sir Thomas Morony
|UK Military Representative to NATO
Sir Richard Thomas