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Virtual Fireside Chats

The Navy WIngs Series

Virtual Fireside Chats

The Navy WIngs Series

Every Navy Wings Partner company is given a seat in the “room” for these small, exclusive talks from some of the UK’s leading defence experts. The intimate discussions and small group sizes mean that your staff can hear from the experts and ask questions. Places are restricted – the number of places allocated to your company depends on the company’s Partner membership level.

Select the Fireside Chat of interest and register for the event using the links below.

Navy Wings is extremely grateful for the support of the following officers and senior civil servants who have given their time to the charity to support our Fireside Chat series.

13 July 2021

Air Marshal Rich Knighton

Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Capability)

Integrated review and Defence and Security Industry Strategy: its implications for industry

27 July 2021

Lt General Rob Magowan

Deputy Commander Strategic Command

Commando Force Transformation and Multi-Domain Integration – Opportunities and Next Steps 

10 August 2021

Commodore Ade Orchard

Deputy Commander Military Aviation Authority

Will aviation regulation stifle or supercharge aviation innovation?

9 September 2021

Cdre Nick Walker

Deputy Director Force Generation

Future Maritime Aviation Force and how the FAA will pivot to its future 

4 November 2021

Air Vice Marshal Linc Taylor

Chief of Staff Capability

Warfighting differently from the Air domain aka (Mesh, Quantum, Swarms & Dumpsters)

17 November 2021

Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey

Commander United Kingdom Space Command

Own, Collaborate, Access: How UK Space Command will support the United Kingdom 

26 January 2022

Vice Admiral Keith Blount

Commander Allied Maritime Command

NATO and future technology

16 June 2022

Vice Admiral Martin Connell

Second Sea Lord

Are finders, keepers? Training and retaining in a decade of disruption.

September 2022

Rear Admiral Steve Moorhouse

Director Force Generation

Meeting the challenges of future autonomous air systems

19 October 2022

Lt General Tom Copinger-Symes

Dep Cdr UK Strategic Command

Talk to be confirmed

23 November 2022

Rear Admiral Hugh Beard (retd)

UK Defence Capability: Direction of Travel and Implications for Maritime Aviation

5 June 2023

Air Vice Marshal Flewin

Air Officer Commanding No 1 Group RAF

To be confirmed

29 August 2023

Vice Admiral Rick Thompson

Director General Air

Agile Procurement in the Air Domain – How Do We Achieve It?