Sean Reynolds (RAF officer)

Air Marshal Sean Keith Paul Reynolds, CB, CBE, DFC is a former senior Royal Air Force officer who served as Deputy Commander (Personnel) at RAF Air Command.

Sean Reynolds
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1984–2018
RankAir Marshal
Commands heldNo. 2 Group (2013–15)
RAF Odiham (2005–07)
No. 27 Squadron (2002–03)
Battles/warsGulf War
War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Flying Cross
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

RAF career

Reynolds was commissioned into the Royal Air Force on 8 June 1984.[1] He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for a courageous Chinook Mission during the Gulf War.[2][3] He became station commander at RAF Odiham in September 2005.[4] He went on to be Director of Finance and Military Capability (Air) in April 2009,[5] Director of Strategy Management at the Ministry of Defence in March 2011[6] and Air Officer Commanding, No. 2 Group in January 2013.[5] He was appointed Deputy Commander (Personnel) at RAF Air Command in May 2016.[7] He became Air Officer Northern Ireland as a member of the Royal Air Force Reserve on 1 January 2019.[8]

Reynolds was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of services in Afghanistan on 29 April 2003[9] and advanced to Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 Birthday Honours.[10] He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 2019 New Year Honours.[11]


  1. "No. 49800". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 July 1984. p. 9437.
  2. "Top secret mission to topple Saddam revealed". Daily Star. 5 April 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. "No. 53855". The London Gazette (Supplement). 21 November 1994. p. 16325.
  4. "Royal visit for squadron". Basingstoke Gazette. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  5. "Senior Royal Air Force appointments" (PDF). Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. "Senior Tri-service and Ministry of Defence appointments" (PDF). Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  7. "Senior appointments". RAF. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  8. "Senior Appointments". RAF. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  9. "No. 56920". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 April 2003. p. 5274.
  10. "No. 58729". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2008. p. 6.
  11. "No. 62507". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2018. p. N3.
Military offices
Preceded by
Philip Osborn
Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group
Succeeded by
Gavin Parker
Preceded by
Barry North
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Personnel Air Command
Air Member for Personnel

Succeeded by
Mike Wigston
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