14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

Daniel Storr


Daniel Storr

Daniel Storr

FMC Strategic Programmes, Head Combat Air, RAF


  • Air Cdre: Hd Combat Air Acquisition, MOD
  • Gp Capt: DACOS Cap Dev, Air Cap, HQ Air Cmd 2017-2018
  • Gp Capt: Deputy Commander No.83 EAG 2016-2017
  • Gp Capt: Assistant Head, MOD Ops Directorate 2014-2016
  • Wg Cdr: Force Generation, MOD Ops Directorate 2013-2014
  • Wg Cdr: OC Ops Wing RAF Northolt 2011-2013
  • Wg Cdr: Air Strategy, Air Staff MOD 2010 -2011
  • Wg Cdr: AFPAK Centre of Excellence, US CENTCOM 2009-2010
  • Wg Cdr: US Joint Forces Staff College 2008-2009
  • Sqn Ldr: SO2 Afghanistan, PJHQ J5 2006-2008
  • Sqn Ldr: Flt Cdr 43(F) Sqn, RAF Leuchars 2004-2006
  • Sqn Ldr: SO2 J3 Air, HQ BFFI, Mount Pleasant Joint Operating Base 2003-2004
  • Flt Lt: 43(F) Sqn, RAF Leuchars 2002-2003; Tactical Leadership Programme instructor, Florennes Air Base 2000-2002; 5(AC) Sqn RAF Coningsby 1996-2000; 111(F) Sqn RAF Leuchars 1994-1996; 56(R) Sqn RAF Coningsby 1993


Air Cdre Dan Storr (50) grew up in North Lincolnshire and was educated at his local school and Liverpool University where he obtained a BSc in Biochemistry.  He joined the University Air Squadron in 1988 flying the Bulldog and entered the regular RAF in 1990.  After officer and navigator training, he converted to the Tornado F3 in 1993.  He flew operationally over Bosnia during Operation Deny Flight in 1995 and Iraq during Operation Southern Watch between 1998 and 2002.  Following promotion to Sqn Ldr, Dan was posted to Headquarters British Forces Falkland Islands for one year and then to the position of Flight Commander on 43(F) Sqn.  Highlights of this tour included leading the first UK contribution to Baltic Air Policing, the first Tornado F3 attendance at ATLC in the UAE and a successful Tornado F3 NATO TACEVAL after a gap of 8 years. 

Dan’s staff experience initially focused on plans and operations in PJHQ, US CENTCOM and the MOD, including responsibility for developing the response to numerous crises.  In 2016/17 Dan served as Deputy Commander No.83 EAG at Al Udeid Airbase.  On return to the UK, Dan took up the position of DACOS Capability Development in HQ Air Command before he was promoted to Air Cdre to lead the delivery of the UK’s Combat Air Strategy and the next generation Combat Air Acquisition Programme.  His staff training includes attendance at the US Joint Forces Staff College where he gained an MSc in Strategy and Operational Planning and attendance at the Higher Command and Staff Course in 2018. 


  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • I much look forward to DSEI. We intend to build on the very positive experience as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

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  • UAE Pavillion




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