|Born||11 December 1953|
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1972–2009|
|Rank||Air Vice Marshal|
|Commands held||British Forces Cyprus
British Forces Falkland Islands
No. 33 Squadron
|Awards||Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Air Vice Marshal Richard Howard Lacey, CBE (born 11 December 1953) is a retired Royal Air Force officer who served as the Commander of British Forces Cyprus and UK National Military Representative to the NATO HQ at SHAPE in Belgium.
Lacey joined the Royal Air Force in 1972 He qualified as a helicopter pilot in 1978 and completed operational flying tours in Northern Ireland and in hong Kong. He trained as a helicopter flying instructor in 1984 and on promotion to squadron leader in 1985, he returned to operational flying in Northern Ireland as a Flight Commander with No 72 Squadron. After attending the RAF Staff College he was appointed Personal Staff Officer to Chief of Staff at RAF Strike Command (then Commander-in-Chief for the Gulf War) in 1989. He became Commanding Officer of No. 33 Squadron RAF in 1992, a staff officer for Air Plans and Programmes at the Ministry of Defence in 1994 and Station Commander at RAF Benson in 1997. After that he attended the Royal College of Defence Studies whereupon he was made Director of NATO Policy at the Ministry of Defence in 2000, Commander of British Forces on the Falkland Islands in 2003 and UK Military Representative to SHAPE in Belgium in 2005. His last appointment was as Commander of British Forces Cyprus and Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas in 2006 before retiring in 2009.
- Andrew Simmons (JRGS 1965–71) recalls his schooldays with affection JRGS Alumni Society
- Air Vice-Marshal Richard Lacey, CBE Debrett's People of Today
- "(Supplement) no. 57155". The London Gazette. 31 December 2003. p. 6. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
|Commander British Forces Cyprus