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RAF Officer receives 2022 Sword of Honour

Squadron Leader Bradshaw is the 2022 recipient of the RAF Sword of Honour, awarded by the RAF Museum American Foundation.

Bradshaw has delivered exceptional results for the outputs of Base Defence Group elements and the 820th Combat Operations Squadron, from Moody Air Force Base, in Georgia, United States.

Image shows RAF aviators shaking hands and holding sign that reads 'Joined to Fight'.

Under his role as the Director of Operations, Bradshaw facilitated their first ever participation in Exercise Red Flag-Nellis, as well as Agile Combat Employment's contribution to Exercise Agile Flag in summer 2022.

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Bradshaw is an experienced Air Force Protection and Terminal Attack Control specialist, drawing upon these skills to plan multiple high-intensity and realistic scenarios that allow Base Defence Group elements to train in exercises.

His work ensures ground defence personnel are ready to deploy global Air Force Protection support to the United States Air Force, and strengthen interoperability between Air Forces of both our Nations to secure our air and space domains. With Bradshaw's efforts also leading to the Air Combat Command's Small Security Forces Squadron of the Year accolade, being awarded to the unit for the second consecutive year.

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The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, presented Squadron Leader Bradshaw with the Sword during a dinner at the Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation, in Washington.

Bradshaw is a shining example of excellence and a worthy recipient of the RAF Sword of Honour 2022.

Image shows Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston shaking hands with Christopher as he awards him the sword.

Well Done!