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List Rules People on this list must have gone to RAF College Cranwell and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from RAF College Cranwell, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from RAF College Cranwell include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished RAF College Cranwell alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended RAF College Cranwell are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from RAF College Cranwell.

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to RAF College Cranwell?” and “Which celebrities are RAF College Cranwell alumni?”

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Prince William, Duke of Cambri... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Prince William, Duke of Cambridge KG KT ADC, is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, ...more

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Charles, Prince of Wales is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Charles, Prince of Wales Charles, Prince of Wales, is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known alternatively in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall, he is ...more

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Frank Whittle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Frank Whittle Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS was an English Royal Air Force engineer air officer. He is credited with single handedly inventing the turbojet engine. A patent was ...more

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Douglas Bader is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Douglas Bader Pilot, Cricketer Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL was a Royal Air Force fighter ace during the Second World War. He was credited with 20 aerial ...more

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Rory Underwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Rory Underwood Pilot Rory Underwood MBE is a record-breaking former English rugby union footballer who played wing for, most notably, Leicester Tigers and the Royal Air Force. He represented England and the British ...more

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Bandar bin Sultan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Bandar bin Sultan Politician, Diplomat Bandar bin Sultan is a member of the House of Saud and was Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005. From 2005 to 29 January 2015 he served as secretary general of the ...more

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Rolf Dudley-Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Rolf Dudley-Williams Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Sir Rolf Dudley Dudley-Williams, 1st Baronet was a British aeronautical engineer and Conservative Party politician.

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Glenn Torpy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Glenn Torpy Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Lester Torpy GCB, CBE, DSO is a retired senior Royal Air Force commander. He was a fast jet pilot in the late 1970s and 1980s, saw active service during the Gulf War ...more

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James Brian Tait is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
James Brian Tait Group Captain James Brian "Willie" Tait DSO & Three Bars, DFC & Bar was an officer in the Royal Air Force during and after the Second World War. He conducted 101 bombing ...more

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Andrew Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Andrew Humphrey Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Andrew Henry Humphrey GCB, OBE, DFC, AFC & Two Bars was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force. He fought in World War II as a fighter pilot taking part ...more

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Arjan Singh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Arjan Singh Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC is the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a Field Marshal, to which he was promoted in 2002. He was ...more

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Subroto Mukerjee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Subroto Mukerjee Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee, OBE was the first Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force. Born in a Bengali family of repute, he was educated in India as well as England. He joined the ...more

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Dermot Boyle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Dermot Boyle Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Dermot Alexander Boyle GCB, KCVO, KBE, AFC, RAF was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force. He served in World War II initially as a staff officer with the ...more

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Michael Graydon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Michael Graydon Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael James Graydon GCB, CBE is a retired RAF officer. He was a fast jet pilot in the 1960s, a squadron commander in the 1970s and a station commander in the 1980s before ...more

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Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Pilot, Politician Muqrin bin Abdulaziz is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. A member of House of Saud, he was Director General of Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah from 2005 to 2012. In July 2012, Muqrin was appointed King ...more

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Thomas Pike is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Thomas Pike Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Thomas Geoffrey Pike GCB CBE DFC & Bar DL was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force. He served in World War II as a night fighter squadron commander and ...more

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Patrick Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Patrick Gibbs Pilot, Journalist Wing Commander Reginald Patrick Mahoney Gibbs DSO DFC & Bar was a British military pilot and journalist. Gibbs fought in World War II and was noted for his specialised torpedo attacks ...more

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Keith Williamson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Keith Williamson Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Keith Alec Williamson GCB, AFC is a retired senior officer in the Royal Air Force. He served with the Royal Australian Air Force flying Meteors in a ground ...more

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Hugh Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Hugh Malcolm Soldier Wing Commander Hugh Gordon Malcolm VC was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British ...more

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Lewis Hodges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Lewis Hodges Air Chief Marshal Sir Lewis Macdonald Hodges KCB, CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, DL was a pilot for Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, and later achieved high command in ...more

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Peter Squire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Peter Squire Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Ted Squire GCB, DFC, AFC, DL, FRAeS is a retired senior Royal Air Force commander. He was a fast jet pilot in the 1970s, a squadron commander during the Falklands War ...more

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Richard Johns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Richard Johns Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Edward Johns GCB, KCVO, CBE is a retired senior Royal Air Force commander. He was a fighter pilot in the 1960s, a squadron commander during the 1970s and a station ...more

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Jock Stirrup, Baron Stirrup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Jock Stirrup, Baron Stirrup Marshal of the Royal Air Force Graham Eric "Jock" Stirrup, Baron Stirrup KG, GCB, AFC, FRAeS, FCMI is a former senior Royal Air Force commander who was the Chief of the Defence Staff ...more

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Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton Wing Commander Lord Malcolm Avondale Douglas-Hamilton OBE, DFC was a Scottish nobleman and politician.

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Richard Atcherley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Richard Atcherley Air Marshal Sir Richard Llewellyn Roger Atcherley KBE, CB, AFC & Bar was a senior Royal Air Force officer. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Pakistan Air Force from 1949 to 1951.

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Malcolm Pledger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Malcolm Pledger Air Chief Marshal Sir Malcolm David Pledger KCB is a retired Royal Air Force officer.

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George Beamish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
George Beamish Air Marshal Sir George Robert Beamish, KCB, CBE, RAF was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force from the Second World War to his retirement in the late 1950s. Prior to World War II, whilst ...more

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George Mills is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
George Mills Air Chief Marshal Sir George Holroyd Mills GCB, DFC, RAF was a senior Royal Air Force commander. After his retirement from the RAF, Mills served as Black Rod in the Houses of Parliament until ...more

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Percy Bernard, 5th Earl of Ban... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Percy Bernard, 5th Earl of Bandon Air Chief Marshal Percy Ronald Gardner Bernard, 5th Earl of Bandon GBE, CB, CVO, DSO, RAF was an Anglo-Irish aristocrat who served as a senior commander in the Royal Air Force in the mid-20th ...more

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Sarah-Jayne Mulvihill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Sarah-Jayne Mulvihill Sarah-Jayne Mulvihill was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force who died in Iraq, becoming the first British servicewoman to be killed in action in 22 years. Born Sarah-Jayne Poole in ...more

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John Willis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
John Willis Air Chief Marshal Sir John Frederick Willis GBE, KCB, FRAeS was a senior Royal Air Force officer.

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Keith Mans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Keith Mans Keith Douglas Rowland Mans, British Conservative Party politician. Mans was Member of Parliament for Wyre from the 1987 general election until the seat was abolished by boundary changes for the ...more

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Wallace Kyle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Wallace Kyle Air Chief Marshal Sir Wallace Hart Kyle GCB, KCVO, CBE, DSO, DFC was an Australian who served in the Royal Air Force as a senior commander and later as the Governor of Western Australia. Born in ...more

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Kenneth Hayr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Kenneth Hayr Air Marshal Sir Kenneth William Hayr, KCB, KBE, AFC & Bar was a former Deputy Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Strike Command and Chief of the Defence Staff.

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William Neil McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
William Neil McKechnie Group Captain William Neil McKechnie was a pilot in the Royal Air Force who was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal in 1929 and was killed in action over Germany in 1944.

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Ron Chippindale is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Ron Chippindale Ronald "Ron" Chippindale was the Chief Inspector of Air Accidents in charge of the New Zealand Office of Air Accidents Investigations. He was born in Kettering, England, and moved to ...more

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Bill Wratten is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Bill Wratten Air Chief Marshal Sir William John Wratten GBE, CB, AFC is a retired senior commander in the Royal Air Force who was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of RAF Strike Command from 1994 to 1997.

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Paddy Mendis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Paddy Mendis Air Chief Marshal Deshamanya Paddy Mendis MBIM, idc, psc, SLAF was the fourth Commander of the Royal Ceylon Air Force from 1971 to 1976.

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Ian Macfadyen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Ian Macfadyen Air Marshal Sir Ian David Macfadyen KCVO, CB, OBE, after retirement from the Royal Air Force in 1999 was Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man until 2005, and until 2014 was Constable and ...more

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Neil Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Neil Wheeler Military Officer Air Chief Marshal Sir Henry Neil George Wheeler GCB, CBE, DSO, DFC & Bar, AFC was a senior Royal Air Force officer.

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Adam Wise is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Adam Wise Group Captain Adam Nugent Wise LVO MBE RAF was Private Secretary and Equerry to Prince Andrew and Prince Edward from 1983 to 1987. He was the son of Conservative MP Roy Wise. Wise was born in ...more

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John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
John Thomson Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles John Thomson GCB, CBE, AFC, usually Sir John Thomson, was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force.

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Maurice Michael Stephens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Maurice Michael Stephens Maurice Michael Stephens DSO, DFC & Two Bars was a Royal Air Force flying ace of the Second World War. Stephens scored 17 kills, three shared kills, one probable kills and five damaged.

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Dean Hickman-Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Dean Hickman-Smith Dean joins ConSentry Networks from Juniper Networks, where he was vice president of emerging technologies, driving global sales of NetScreen’s newest technology acquisitions and product ...more

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Laurence Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Laurence Sinclair Military Officer Air Vice Marshal Sir Laurence Frank Sinclair GC, KCB, CBE, DSO & Bar was awarded the George Cross for rescuing a severely injured airman from a crashed and burning plane.

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Michelle Goodman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Michelle Goodman Flight Lieutenant Michelle Jayne Goodman DFC is a retired Royal Air Force officer. She was the first woman to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, for her actions while serving in Iraq, ...more

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George Powell-Shedden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
George Powell-Shedden George Powell-Shedden DSO with bar, DFC was a Royal Air Force Pilot who flew during the Battle of Britain and later went on to operational commands and a British Olympic bobsledder who competed ...more

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Richard Garwood is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Richard Garwood Air Marshal Richard Frank Garwood CB CBE DFC is a senior Royal Air Force officer, currently serving as Director-General of the Military Aviation Authority. He was appointed Deputy ...more

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John F. G. Howe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
John F. G. Howe Air Vice Marshal John Frederick George Howe CB CBE AFC RAF was a senior Royal Air Force officer in the 1970s and 1980s, flying combat missions in the Korean War and North Sea interceptor air ...more

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Jon Chitty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous RAF College Cranwell Alumni
Jon Chitty Air Commodore Jon Chitty, OBE RAF, was Commandant of the Air Training Corps from 3 May 2002 until July 2005.