Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper joined the Royal Air Force 1976, and began his operational career flying the Jaguar aircraft with No 41 (Fighter) Squadron in 1979. He went on to fly the CF-18 on exchange with the Canadian Air Force before returning to command No 41 Squadron from 1994 to 1997 and then serving as the Station Commander at RAF Coltishall from 1999 to 2001. Air Marshal Harper was Air Officer Commanding of No 1 Group from 2007 to 2009.
Previous roles in government
UK Military Representative to NATO
- 2011 to 2013