Sebastian Cox

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Mr Sebastian Cox, MA (born in 1956), is the Head of the Air Historical Branch (AHB) of the Royal Air Force, a specialist archive and history unit based at RAF Northolt, Middlesex, which seeks to maintain and preserve the historical memory of the RAF and to develop and encourage "an informed understanding of RAF and air power history by providing accurate and timely advice to Ministers, the RAF, other government departments and the general public".[1] He has worked at the AHB since 1984 and been its Head since May 1996.[2]

Cox attended the King Edward School in Bath.[3] He is a graduate of Warwick University and King's College London. He was curator of documents at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, before joining the Air Historical Branch as a researcher in 1984. He is the first civilian to serve as its Head.[4]

An archivist of, and writer on, British air power, Cox is one of the directors of the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies. He is a long-time member of the CAS Air Power Workshop, a small working group of scholars and other theorists convened by the Chief of Air Staff (the head of the Royal Air Force). Cox was the Series Editor for Cass Studies in Air Power, a military history book series specialising in air power history. He is also an edorial advisor for the Air Power Review (published by the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies) and The Journal of Military History (Society for Military History).