e. breward@maths.ox.ac.uk p. (01865) 270505 f. (01865) 270515


I am actively involved in the Air Cadets and am currently a Sector Commander (Wing Staff Officer) in Thames Valley Wing, responsible for 966 (Wallingford) Sqn, 1861 (Wantage) Sqn, 2120 (Witney) Sqn, 2121 (Abingdon) Sqn, 2267 (Brize Norton) Sqn and 2410 (Didcot) Sqn.


966 (Wallingford) Squadron

1861 (Wantage) Squadron

2120 (Witney) Squadron

2121 (Abingdon) Squadron

2267 (Brize Norton) Squadron

2410 (Didcot) Squadron

2507 (Bicester) Squadron

Thames Valley Wing

At the age of 13, I joined 2182 (Dorchester) Squadron, Dorset and Wiltshire Wing and was made a Cadet Warrant Officer on my 18th birthday.

Shortly afterwards, while reading for my degree in mathematics at Oxford University, I joined 150 (City of Oxford) Squadron, with whom I paraded during term time. During graduate school, I was commissioned in January 1995 as an officer with 878 (Highworth) Squadron, Dorset and Wilts Wing, and also retained my affiliation with 150 Squadron by becoming a Supernumerary Officer.

In January 1997, I founded 2267 (Lechlade) Detached Flight, which I commanded for nearly two-and-a-half years. Lechlade was granted F3 status in December 1998.

After graduate school, I moved to Sheffield to work in a hospital modeling how cancer spreads. Lechlade achieved Squadron status several months after my departure. I spent his two years in The North as a Squadron officer with 367 (South Sheffield) Squadron, before returning to Oxford in June 2001.

From 1 Jun 2001 to 31 May 2011, I commanded 2507 (Bicester) Squadron. The Squadron was regularly either the best or second best unit in Thames Valley Wing, and was in the top six Squadrons in the country in 2005 and 2008. I was awarded a Commandant's Certificate of Meritorious Service in 2008.

On 1 Jun 2011, I moved to Wing Staff as a Sector Commander responsible for 966 (Wallingford) Sqn, 1861 (Wantage) Sqn, 2121 (Abingdon) Sqn and 2410 (Didcot) Sqn. I was promoted to the rank of Squadron Leader on 1 Dec 2011. 2120 (Witney) Sqn and 2267 (Brize Norton) Sqn joined the sector in February 2013.