I am the resident Aviation Historian at Royal Air Force Museum in the United Kingdom. I hold a Ph.D. and MPhil in Modern History from the University of Birmingham as well as a PGCE and BA from the University of Wolverhampton. I am an interdisciplinary historian of war with particular research interests in air power, command and leadership, military transformation, military culture and professional military education. I am currently preparing my Ph.D. for publication as a social and cultural history of the RAF’s officer class from 1918 to 1939 as well as developing plans for future research projects. Principally, these research projects are an analysis of the culture, ethos and ethics of the Royal Australian Air Force and an examination of command and staff training in the RAF. To date, in addition to several chapters and articles, I have published two edited volumes; first, in 2014, I co-edited a volume on military transformation in the British military entitled A Military Transformed? Adaptation and Innovation in the British Military, 1792-1945. More recently, in 2015, I edited a volume entitled the First World War in the Air, which supports the RAF Museum’s Heritage Lottery Funded exhibition of the same name. I am also an Assistant Director of The Second World War Research Group.
Dr. Ross Mahoney