| United Kingdom|
War in Afghanistan
Royal Air Force
| 30 September 1958 (age 57) (1958-09-30) |
No. 83 Expeditionary Air Group (2011–12)
Royal Air Force College Cranwell (2008–10)
Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan (2007–08)
RAF Wittering (2005–06)
No. 3 (Fighter) Squadron (1998–00)
Ashley Stevenson Wikipedia
Air Commodore Ashley David Stevenson, CBE, ADC (born 30 September 1958) is a retired senior Royal Air Force (RAF) officer and a former Commandant of Royal Air Force College Cranwell.
Stevenson was commissioned into the Flying Branch as a flying officer from the ranks of the RAF on 25 February 1982. He conducted his flying training in the USA on the T-37 and T-38 aircraft, completing using the Hawk in the UK.
He was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct in 1992 for his actions in an ejection situation following a bird strike.
As Officer Commanding No. 3 (Fighter) Squadron, Wing Commander Stevenson commanded the detachment of Harrier GR.7 aircraft deployed during the Sierra Leone crisis, the first operation conducted by the combined RAF/Royal Navy Joint Force Harrier.
Stevenson served as Station Commander RAF Wittering for two years and, on promotion to air commodore, was appointed Air Commodore Force Development Headquarters in No. 1 Group on 27 November 2006.
Stevenson was appointed to the newly created NATO post of Commander Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in July 2007. He then became Commandant Royal Air Force College Cranwell and Director of Recruiting in April 2008.
He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours.