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Air Commodore Ruth Montague FRSA (1939-)

Posted on 24/07/2012

Air Commodore Ruth Montague FRSA

BSc Physics, 1961 Bedford College and Honorary Fellow

Air Commodore Montague was the last Director of the Women's Royal Air Force before it merged with the RAF. She was ADC (aide-de-camp) to HM The Queen and she chaired the Committee on Women in the NATO Forces. Commissioned into the Education Branch of the RAF in 1962, Ruth Montague became the first woman officer to instruct in electrical engineering. On promotion to Wing Commander in 1983 she became Officer Commanding of the Individual Studies School at the RAF Staff College. In 1986 she moved to the Ministry of Defence, first as Deputy Director of the WRAF and then as Director of the WRAF. Ruth has also been a member of our College Council.


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