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Death of Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Moran

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Moran.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Moran (All rights reserved.)
Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Moran (All rights reserved.)

Air Chief Marshal Moran was taken ill while taking part in a triathlon during the afternoon of Wednesday 26 May at RAF Brize Norton, and sadly died later in hospital.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, Chief of the Air Staff, said:

It is with great sadness and shock that I announce the untimely death of Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Moran KCB OBE MVO ADC MA BSc FRAeS RAF on Wednesday 26 May 2010.

Sir Chris had been the Commander-in-Chief of Air Command for the last 14 months.

During a distinguished career he served in a wide number of appointments; a Harrier pilot by background, he commanded Royal Air Force Wittering and was the Air Officer Commanding Number 1 Group.

Sir Chris was also Equerry to The Duke of Edinburgh in the early 1990s. A highly respected and courageous leader, this tragic loss comes as a huge blow to the Royal Air Force and, indeed, Defence at large.

Most importantly, our prayers and thoughts are with his family, to whom I offer my most sincere condolences on behalf of the Royal Air Force, serving and retired.