In the next couple of weeks I will be attending a couple of interesting Air Power related events. First, on 23 September I will be delivering a paper at the first Air Power Studies Postgraduate Symposium at the University of Birmingham. I will be delivering a paper about my thesis project and discussing some of the issues related to it. It looks like a great line with some interesting papers and some very interesting guest lectures from noted historians.
The second event that I am attending is this years Conference organised by the Royal Air Force’s Centre for Air Power Studies. This conference, entitled ‘Twenty Years in Iraq: RAF Operations in the Gulf since 1990’, looks to be an interesting event with a good line. The best thing is that it is free to attend. I am going to go down and staying the night before so that I can go and do some research in the Joint Services Command and Staff College Library. While I am not delivering a paper, I had considered doing something of JP233 but decided against it, it is a good opportunity to further my links with various academics. I know that Travis from Exploring Air Power is going to be there so that is a start.