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Alasdair Steedman

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Alasdair McKay Sinclair Steedman, GCB, CBE, DFC, FRAeS (29 January 1922 – 2 January 1992) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force.

RAF career

Steedman joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and served as a pilot during the Second World War.[1] He was appointed Officer Commanding No. 39 Squadron in 1948 and Officer Commanding No. 8 Squadron in 1949.[1] He went on to be Station Commander at Royal Ceylon Air Force Base Katanayake in 1957 and after a tour on the Directing Staff at the Joint Services Staff College from 1960 he became Station Commander at RAF Lyneham in 1962.[1] From 1965 to 1967 he was Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.[1] He was made Director of Defence Plans (Air) in 1967, Director of the Defence Operations Staff in 1968 and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Policy) in 1969.[1] He went on to be Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Strike Command in 1971, Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell, in 1972 and Air Member for Supply and Organisation in 1976.[1] In October 1977, on promotion to air chief marshal, Steedman took up his last appointment as the UK Military Representative to NATO.[1]

Retirement and later life

After retiring in 1981, Steedman took up position as the Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund until 1988.[1] He was also Chairman of the Royal International Air Tattoo between 1981 and 1988.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Cyril West
Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Malaysian Air Force
Succeeded by
Sulaiman Sujak
Preceded by
Michael Beetham
Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell
Succeeded by
Keith Williamson
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Heward
Air Member for Supply and Organisation
Succeeded by
Sir John Nicholls
Preceded by
Sir David Fraser
UK Military Representative to NATO
Succeeded by
Sir Anthony Morton
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