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Paul Luker
Born 8 July 1951
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Years of service 1968–2006
Rank Air Vice-Marshal
Commands held No. 7 Squadron
RAF Odiham
Joint Helicopter Command
Battles/wars Gulf War
Bosnian War
Afghanistan War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Air Force Cross
Bronze Star

Air Vice-Marshal Paul Douglas Luker CB, OBE, AFC, DL is a former Commander of Joint Helicopter Command.

RAF careerEdit

Luker joined the RAF in 1968, trained as a support helicopter pilot and served in Northern Ireland, the Persian Gulf, the Balkans and Belize.[1] He became Officer Commanding No. 7 Squadron and then Station Commander at RAF Odiham.[2] After attending the Royal College of Defence Studies, he went on to be Director of Overseas Military Activity at the Ministry of Defence in 1998[3] and then Commander of Joint Helicopter Command in 2002, and latterly served for seven months as Deputy Commander of the US-led coalition in Afghanistan before retiring in 2006.[1]

He is Chief executive of the Council of Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations, Deputy Chairman of Blind Veterans UK and Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
David Niven
Commander, Joint Helicopter Command
Succeeded by
Gary Coward

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