Air Commodore Mark Flewin CBE

UK Space Command

Air Commodore Mark Flewin was commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1998. After pilot training, he was posted to the Jaguar and became a Qualified Weapons Instructor, completing several frontline tours including operational deployments to enforce the no-fly zone in Iraq. He joined the nascent Typhoon Force in 2005, taking on instructional and standardisation roles to support capability growth, alongside operational deployments to the Combined Air and Space Operations Centre in Qatar and to command 903 Expeditionary Air Wing in support of Op SHADER.

In 2012, he took command of 1 (Fighter) Squadron at RAF Leuchars, leading its formal re-establishment as a frontline, combat-ready Typhoon squadron. Two joint roles followed: Chief of Staff within the Air Staff at the Ministry of Defence and Chief of Staff, Joint Effects at the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters, where he was appointed CBE in 2018 for his operational contribution.

He assumed command of RAF Coningsby in 2018, supporting a multitude of operational commitments in the UK and overseas, as well as the key commemorative role of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. A short tour as Typhoon Force Commander followed with oversight of RAF Leeming, the Hawk T1 fleet and the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, in addition to the Typhoon Force at RAF Coningsby and Lossiemouth. Upon completion of the Higher Command and Staff Course in 2021, Air Commodore Flewin was appointed to the newly formed UK Space Command, with responsibility for UK space operations, planning and training.

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8th September 2022

Keynote Theatre

Panel: Protecting, defending and upholding global space security

This session will demonstrate how to develop space workforce and capabilities to ensure safety in space.

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