The Royal Air Force has appointed Air Commodore Tony Keeling as the next Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets.

Air Commodore Tony Keeling OBE will be taking over from Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty CBE in September 2020.

He said, “I am delighted to be appointed as the next Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets. As a former cadet myself, I am a huge fan of the ATC and CCF and the brilliance, ambition and achievements of the cadets, but I know that the organization would not enjoy its high reputation without the determination and commitment of an excellent team of permanent staff working with an amazing network of adult volunteers.

“I have enormous respect for everything that Air Commodore McCafferty has achieved for the RAF Air Cadets during her tenure as Commandant, and I’m really looking forward to joining the team in September.”

Air Commodore McCafferty retires on July 15th, when she finishes her eight year term. Air Commodore Keeling is currently the Air Officer responsible for the RAF’s Aerospace Engineering & Logistics capabilities, Photographers and Music Services.

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