Peter Ruddock


Air Marshal Peter William David Ruddock, CB, CBE (born 5 February 1954) is a former senior commander in the Royal Air Force who served as Air Secretary from 2004 to 2006.

Peter Ruddock
Born (1954-02-05) 5 February 1954 (age 69)
Carlow, Ireland
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1974–2011
RankAir Marshal
Commands heldRAF Coningsby
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan
Iraq War
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Legion of Merit (United States)

RAF careerEdit

Ruddock joined the Royal Air Force in 1974.[1] He was appointed Officer Commanding the Operations Wing at RAF Coningsby in 1993, assistant director of the Defence Intelligence Staff in 1996, Station Commander at RAF Coningsby in 1999 and then Air Commodore Defensive Operations at Headquarters No. 1 Group in 2000.[2] He became Director of Staff Duties in 2002[3] and Air Secretary in 2004[3] before moving on to be Director-General of the Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Project in 2006.[2]

He retired in 2011 and became Business Development Director at Lockheed Martin UK.[2]


  1. ^ "No. 46403". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 November 1974. p. 11387.
  2. ^ a b c Debrett's People of Today
  3. ^ a b "Senior Royal Air Force Appointments" (PDF). Royal Air Force. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
Military offices
Preceded by Air Secretary
Succeeded by