|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1977–2012|
|Commands held||RAF Lyneham|
|Battles/wars||Operation Desert Storm
|Awards||Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Educated at Glyn Grammar School and the University of Bristol, Lock joined the Royal Air Force in 1977. He flew combat missions against Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He was appointed commander of the RAF detachment at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait in 2000 and station commander at RAF Lyneham in 2002. In 2003 he reopened the International Airport at Basra as part of Operation Telic. He went on to be deputy assistant chief of staff at Permanent Joint Headquarters at Northwood in 2004, air operations director at the Combined Air Operations Centre in Al Udeid in Qatar in 2005 and assistant chief of staff at RAF Strike Command in 2006. He was made commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College in 2010.
Lock became chief executive of the Forces in Mind Trust in December 2012.
- Biography at Defence Academy
- Ex-pilot takes over at College Swindon Advertiser, 19 July 2010
- Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock Appointed New Chief Executive Of The Forces In Mind Trust Confederation of Services Charities, 30 January 2013
- Air Vice Marshal is Her Majesty's Guest Clifton Diocese
|Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College