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Wing Commander KEVIN GATLAND OBE, MA, joined the Royal Air Force in May 2000. After completing fast jet navigator training, he served on Nos 12(B), XV(R) and 617 Squadrons at RAF Lossiemouth and No.31 Squadron at RAF Marham. Completing a number of tours in Iraq during Operation Telic, Afghanistan in Operation Herrick and Iraq, again under Operation Shader, he also instructed new and returning Tornado aircrew and completed the Qualified Weapons Instructor Course. Promoted to Squadron Leader in 2010 he was posted to MoD Abbeywood as the Tornado Requirements Manager. After returning to frontline duties, and running the Tornado Standards Unit, he was promoted to Wing Commander in 2015 and, having completed the Advanced Command and Staff Course, he became the Tornado Force Headquarters Chief of Staff. Post the RAF 100 Flypast, his final roles were to programme manage the Tornado Force disbandment activities and coordinate the D-Day 75th anniversary flypast at Southampton, as well as the NATO 70th anniversary flypast at Fairford.