Structure & Governance

Cranwellian Association

Structure and Governance

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB CBE FRAeS RAF  President

Air Vice-Marshal Lord Beaverbrook – Vice President Vice President

Air Commodore Peter Squires OBE ADC BA BEng(Hons) RAF Commandant

RAF College


Air Commodore Peter Squires OBE ADC BA BEng(Hons) RAF - Chairman

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB CBE FRAeS RAF - President

Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire GCB DFC AFC DL DSc FRAeS RAF

Air Marshal Sean Reynolds CBE DFC RAF

Richard Slogrove – Deputy-Chairman

Christopher Saunby – Secretary (email )

Executive Committee

Air Commodore Adrian Burns RAF – Chairman & CEO (email )

Governance and Meetings

Statement of Purpose

The Cranwellian Association is an alumni organisation for RAF Officers and International graduates of RAF College Cranwell which exists to promote the efficiency of the Royal Air Force by:

Fostering esprit de corps and comradeship among the serving and retired officers

Providing facilities and activities to foster and maintain links between youth organisations, officer cadets and serving officers

Advancing the education and understanding of the general public and serving/retired officers in the fields of leadership and air power

Preserving the ethos and heritage of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Air Force College in particular

Maintaining and nurturing links with International officers who have graduated from the Royal Air Force College

A new committee has endeavored tirelessly to produce a new and revitalised Association and as a result has created alumni for both senior and junior officers which provides valuable mentoring, networking opportunities as well as vast avenues for career development.

The Association welcomes the addition of any Officers commissioned out of Cranwell in order to, “honour the past, support the present and enrich the future”.

Air Commodore P J M Squires, Commandant, RAF College Cranwell.


The Association is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered on date with the Charity Commission (Registered Number 1162454). The Association has a formal constitution approved by the members and the Charity Commission. This document regulates the business of the Association and the rights and obligations of members.

A copy of the Constitution can be found on the website – follow the link >>>>>>

The Association files an Annual Report and a set of accounts with the Charity Commission – this can be viewed on the Charity Commission website


The members meet once a year in a formal Annual General Meeting. Other members’ meetings are held as needed. Proxy voting by representative, post or email is available for members who cannot attend any meeting in person and who wish to vote on matters before the meeting.

The Agenda and General Meeting papers are distributed to members by email or post for those members who do not have an email account. The minutes of General Meetings are published on the website.


The Trustees are responsible for the Association and for setting policy in consultation with the members. Trustees meet 4 times a year.

The day to day activities of the Association are managed by the Executive Committee.

Executive Committee

The Chairman of the Executive Committee works closely with the Chairman of the Association on the day to day activities of the Association, he also attends the meetings of Trustees.

Members of the Executive Committee are serving and retired officers. Where possible each post on the Committee is covered by a retired and serving member.

Youth Committee

The youth committee comprises serving RAF officers who have recently joined the RAF. The Chairman of the Youth Committee is a member of the Executive Committee. The purpose of the Youth Committee is to ensure the needs of newly commissioned officers is reflected in the activities of the Association.