In a service at Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday, Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller KBE was appointed High Sheriff of Gloucestershire.
Sir Dusty joined the Royal Air Force in 1967, initially qualifying as an airframe fitter after a two-year apprenticeship. He went on to become a pilot, flying Jet Provost, Hunter, Jaguar and Tornado aircraft.
He served in operational command with NATO in Sarajevo and later as the Air Component Commander for UK Forces in Afghanistan, for which he was appointed CBE in 2002. He was promoted to air marshal and served as Deputy Commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples and was knighted in 2007.
Following his retirement from the RAF in 2008 he now holds a commission as a flight lieutenant in the RAFVR(T) and is involved with a number of charities throughout the county and further afield.
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