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					                    Air Marshal R F Garwood CB CBE DFC MA RAF

                           Air Marshal Richard (known as Dick) Garwood joined the
                           Royal Air Force in 1979, completing his officer and pilot
                           training at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell. In 1982 after
                           completion of flying training he was posted to No. 41 (Fighter)
                           Squadron, Royal Air Force Coltishall, where he flew the Jaguar
                           in the ground attack and reconnaissance roles. After three
                           years on the Jaguar, he was selected for instructional duties
                           and posted to No.1 Tactical Weapons Unit, Royal Air Force
                           Brawdy, where he instructed on the Hawk and became a
                           Qualified Weapons Instructor.

In 1987 Air Marshal Garwood was posted as an exchange officer with the US Air Force to
Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas, where he flew the Phantom RF-4C. In 1990 he returned
from America and converted to the Tornado GRl. He was then posted on promotion to
Squadron Leader to No. II (Army Co-operation) Squadron based at Royal Air Force
Laarbruch. Shortly after arriving in Germany, he deployed to Saudi Arabia where he saw
active service during the Gulf War and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. In
1993 he was posted to the Ministry of Defence where he worked in Operational
Requirements (Air) as a staff officer.

In 1995 Air Marshal Garwood attended the Army Command and Staff College at Camberley,
where he studied for a Master of Arts degree in Defence Studies with King's College
London. On promotion to Wing Commander in 1995 he took command of No. II (Army Co-
operation) Squadron now based at Royal Air Force Marham in Norfolk. During this period
he led his squadron on many operational detachments to patrol the Iraqi No-Fly-Zones. In
1998 Air Marshal Garwood was posted to become a staff officer in the Permanent Joint
Headquarters at Northwood.

Following 18 months at Northwood, he was posted to Royal Air Force Marham as Station
Commander taking command in 2000. During this tour he deployed to East Africa as
Commander British Forces Op RAMSON for air operations over the Horn of Africa in
support of Op VERITAS (Afghanistan). He was awarded the CBE in 2002. On completion
of his tour at Royal Air Force Marham, Air Marshal Garwood attended the Royal College of
Defence Studies (2003 course) before deploying to Qatar to become the first post-combat
phase Air Component Commander for Op TELIC (Iraq). He returned to the UK in late 2003
to become Air Commodore Force Elements at HQ 1 Group. In 2004 Air Marshal Garwood
became the Director of Air Staff in the Ministry of Defence. During this tour he completed
the Higher Command and Staff Course. In 2007 he was posted on temporary duty as the
Chief of Defence Staff’s Liaison Officer to the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs in the
Pentagon. On return from Washington DC he was appointed as Air Officer Commanding 22
(Training) Group and took over as Chief of Staff (Operations) in April 2009. He entered the
DCINC Ops role in an acting capacity in April 2010 was promoted to Air Marshal in Jun
2010, taking on the post in full. He was awarded the CB in 2010.

He is married to Susan and they have one son. Away from work he enjoys game fishing and

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