Wing Commander Michael Almond QVRM AE MRAeS DM FRCP VR

Association Board Member, Essex RFCA Chair

Mike Almond is the Forces in Mind Trust Professor of Veterans & Families Studies at the FiMT Research Centre, embedded in the Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research at Anglia Ruskin University.

Mike has been a Reservist since 1977. He has been mobilised five times, serving on operations in the Gulf, twice as an aeromedical evacuation officer and in Afghanistan as a physician in Camp Bastion. He deployed to South Sudan in 2018 to support the UN mission in that country and most recently mobilised for the COVID-19 pandemic. He left his NHS role as a consultant physician in 2017 to commit more time to RAF Reserve duties. Mike has three current reservist roles:

  • SO1 Med Reserves, which is designed to support the policy, manning and deployment of the RAF Reserves medical component.
  • Consultant at RAF Henlow in the Aviation Medical Clinical Service seeing aircrew with medical problems with the aim to keep them flying.
  • Supporting the RAF Aeromedical Service of TMW (Tactical Medical Wing) at RAF Brize Norton.

In addition, Mike sits on the Essex County Council Civilian Military Partnership Board and the East of England Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee.

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