Paul Godfrey

13 - 14 July 2020
Manchester Central

Speaker

  Paul Godfrey

Paul Godfrey

, , Ministry of Defence , Head Carrier Enabled Power Projection

Paul joined the Royal Air Force in 1991 and has been a fighter pilot for most of his career. A weapons instructor on the Harrier and one of the first operational pilots on the Eurofighter Typhoon, he has flown on numerous operations and exercises with the RAF and undertook an exchange tour on the F-16 Fighting Falcon with the United States Air Force. He was also privileged to be a Spitfire and Hurricane pilot on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Other roles have included requirements management at Defence Equipment and Support in Bristol, capability management at the Ministry of Defence and operational programme management within the F-35 Lightning programme.

Between 2015 and 2017, Paul was station commander of RAF Lossiemouth in Northern Scotland. There he was responsible for over 2300 personnel at a base consisting of three front line Typhoon squadrons, a Tornado operational conversion unit. regular and reserve RAF Regiment squadrons and a Mountain Rescue team.

He has a Masters in Defence Studies from the UK Defence Academy and is currently the head of Carrier Enabled Power Projection in the Ministry of Defence.

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