RAF Benevolent Fund Controller Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot has been named on the Queen's Birthday Honours List, announced yesterday.
AVM Elliot, who joined the Fund in April this year following a 35-year RAF career, has been made a Companion (CB) in the Order of the Bath.
She said: "I was humbled to be recognised on the Queen's Birthday Honour List and very thankful to all of my colleagues that I have worked with during my service career for their guidance and support. I have had the privilege to learn from so many amazing people and grateful for their trust and support."
AVM Elliot joined the RAF in 1985 after gaining her degree in Glasgow. During her career she has worked in Defence Airspace, Air Traffic Management, Planning, Ground Training and latterly personnel management and welfare.
She also served as Station Commander at RAF Halton in 2010. Her last role was Chief of Staff Personnel and Air Secretary, looking after the careers and welfare of RAF servicemen and women.