Gavin is a serving AAC officer with 25 years of rotary and RPAS/UAS experience. He has commanded at all levels, flying the Lynx on operations and the Gazelle in support of UK Homeland resilience. He currently commands the British Army Watchkeeper Force – most recently he has operated the Watchkeeper RPAS in support of UK homeland and NATO operations.
He has owned and operated several vintage fixed-wing aircraft, including two WW2 Auster MkVs.
He joined the Board in 2017 which, alongside board membership of the Assault Glider Trust since 2009, links to his interest in promoting Army Aviation heritage, and to the important work of these charities in support of veteran wellbeing and charitable goals. He assumed responsibility for strategy development in November 2022.