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Peter Ruddock

Peter Ruddock
Born 5 February 1954
Carlow, Ireland
Allegiance 23x15px United Kingdom
Service/branch 22x20px Royal Air Force
Years of service 1974 - 2011
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held RAF Coningsby
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Air Marshal Peter William David Ruddock CB CBE (born 5 February 1954) is a former senior commander in the Royal Air Force who became Air Secretary.

RAF career

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 Comodore 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. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 46403. p. 11387. 17 November 1974. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Debrett's People of Today[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Senior Royal Air Force Appointments" (PDF). Royal Air Force. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
G A Miller
Air Secretary
Succeeded by
S Bryant