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Change of Command for Air Force

Change of Command for Air Force


Air Vice-Marshal Peter Stockwell (left) hands over the role of Chief of Air Force to Air Vice-Marshal Mike Yardley today at RNZAF Base Auckland.

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) marked a change of leadership today when Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Mike Yardley took command as Chief of Air Force in a ceremony at RNZAF Base Auckland.

The Change of Command ceremony was traditionally formal and impressive, to reflect the importance of the role and the continuity of command for the organisation. The ceremony included a Guard of Honour, parading of the Queen’s Colour of the RNZAF and the Squadron Standards of 3, 5, 40 and 42 Squadrons. It concluded with a fly-past of C-130 Hercules and P-3K2 Orion aircraft from Numbers 40 and 5 Squadrons respectively.

After three years as Chief of Air Force, AVM Peter Stockwell leaves a legacy of change and strengthening of the Air Force.

“The decision to move on after 41 years of service was a difficult one for me, but I felt it was time for a new challenge.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Air Force, and I will always treasure my term as the Chief of Air Force," he said.

AVM Stockwell congratulated AVM Yardley on his promotion to Air Vice-Marshal and his appointment as Chief of Air Force.

“AVM Yardley is an experienced operational commander and strategic leader, so he is very well placed to deal with the exciting challenges ahead for the RNZAF,” he said.

AVM Yardley is looking forward to holding command and facing the challenges ahead. He thanked Air Vice-Marshal Stockwell for handing over the Air Force in such a strong position after his outstanding leadership in the past three years.

“I look forward to guiding the Air Force as it continues to be a modern, innovative and capable Force.”

ENDS

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