Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach
ACM Sir Stuart Peach Retires.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach has been greeted at Royal Air Force Northolt by a Guard of Honour to mark his retirement from the RAF and leaving his NATO position as the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, a role he has held since 2018.
On arrival at RAF Northolt Sir Stuart was greeted by a Guard of Honour formed by the @RAF Regiment and escorted from his aircraft by the current Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston who congratulated Sir Stuart on his astonishing career and on behalf of the RAF, and indeed the whole of the Armed Services, thanked him for his service and wished him the very best for his retirement.
Reflecting on ACM Peach’s career, ACM Sir Mike Wigston said: “Sir Stuart Peach is one of the great military leaders of modern times. He has served the Royal Air Force, the UK, NATO and the international community with distinction for nearly 50 years. Today he finishes his stellar career and returns home from NATO; but something tells me he won’t stop there.”
“I would like to thank the RAF for looking after me for all these years. I started my flying career in 1974 and I flew on an AWACS mission last week which was an excellent way to bring almost 50 years to a close. I was a Tornado Navigator and squadron commander for a chunk of my life. I flew that aircraft for 20 years and most of those missions were in support of NATO. NATO matters.”