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Sir Stephen Dalton
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Rank Air Chief Marshal
Unit Air Command
Commands held Chief of the Air Staff ,
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Personnel,
Air Member for Personnel
Battles/wars Op JURAL,
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Gary George Dalton, KCB, BSc, FRAeS, RAF is the current Chief of the Air Staff and professional head of the Royal Air Force.


Military career

Educated at the University of Bath where he studied Aeronautical Engineering,[1] Dalton joined the Royal Air Force in 1973.[2] Dalton was deployed on Operation Jural which involved flying operations over Iraq: he was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air in 1986.[3]

Air Marshal Simon Bryant succeeded Air Marshal Stephen Dalton as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief Personnel and Air Member for Personnel, Royal Air Force Air Command on 1 April 2009.[4]

Personal life

Dalton has two children, twins Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Henry who were born on the 29th July, 1991 and attended Rugby School.

Awards and decorations

Already a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB),[5] Dalton was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.[6]


  1. ^ Higher Management of the Royal Air Force - Chief of the Air Staff
  2. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 46138, p. 14087, 26 November 1973. Retrieved on 14 June 2009.
  3. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 50764, p. 25, 31 December 1986. Retrieved on 14 June 2009.
  4. ^ Appointment of new Chief of the Air Staff Retrieved 2009-06-14
  5. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 57855, p. 2, 31 December 1905. Retrieved on 14 June 2009.
  6. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59090, p. 2, 13 June 2009.

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Military offices
Preceded by
T C Hewlett
Station Commander RAF Coltishall
1997 – 1999
Succeeded by
C N Harper
Preceded by
Controller Aircraft
2004 – 2006
Succeeded by
S D Butler
Preceded by
Sir Barry Thornton
Air Member for Personnel
2007 – 2009
Succeeded by
Simon Bryant
Preceded by
New creation
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Personnel Air Command
2007 – 2009
Preceded by
Sir Glenn Torpy
Chief of the Air Staff
2009 –


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