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'Air Operations Against Da’esh Over Syria' by Air Cdre Johnny Stringer 

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Week 1: New Warfare Seminars 

Air Operations Against Da’esh Over Syria

By Air Cdre Johnny Stringer

Air Commodore Johnny Stringer was the UK Air Component Commander in the Middle East between October 2016 and October 2017, commanding all UK air assets across the region and in support of the coalition fight against Daesh: his tenure spanned the decisive operations to liberate Mosul and Raqqah. A Jaguar and Typhoon pilot with operational tours over the Balkans and northern Iraq, Johnny commanded 29 Sqn and subsequently RAF Coningsby. His staff experience includes tours in MOD, the Permanent Joint HQ and as Assistant Chief of Staff Operations at HQ Air Command. A Jaguar and Typhoon pilot, Johnny has Masters Degrees from Oxford and Kings College London. He returns to the CCW Programme for Hilary term to assess British employment of air power and the UK way in air warfare, prior to his next appointment as Chief of Staff Joint Forces Command.