Comings and Goings
The President of the Society, Admiral Sir Ian Forbes has this month handed over to Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier. Sir Ian had been the President since 2013, a tenure that included the Society's successful Justice for Widows' campaign. Sir Stephen, the incoming President retired from the Royal Air Force in July 2019 after 39 years of service, culminating in his final 3 years, when he was Chief of the Air Staff. A Tornado pilot and flying instructor by background, he has flown and commanded throughout his career, including on numerous operational deployments. He also has extensive experience working in the centre of the Ministry of Defence, mainly in the areas of joint planning, programming and equipment acquisition. A member of the Forces Pension Society for a number of years, he is delighted now to be its President.