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King's College London
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Air Power, Space Power, Royal Air Force, Defence, Women in Defence, Inter-war years, Battle of Britain, Trenchard
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About Me

Dr Sophy Antrobus completed her PhD at the University of Exeter in 2019. Her thesis ‘Whitehall Warriors: the political fight for the RAF 1917-1929’ researched the early politics of air power and networks in Whitehall in the inter-war years. She now researches contemporary and historic air power, in particular related to the Royal Air Force. She joined the Freeman Air and Space Institute, King’s College London, as a Research Associate from Portsmouth Business School where she was a Teaching Fellow in Strategic Studies.

Previously, Sophy served in the Royal Air Force for twenty years including in Iraq and Afghanistan and a tour with the Royal Navy; her final tour was commanding operations at RAF Valley. She is a Fellow and elected member of the Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society; she also chairs its Learned Society Board.


Recent Publications

Her publications have included a paper for Critical Military Studies ‘Deeply Odd: Women veterans as critical feminist scholars’ and a chapter on the Battle of Britain and Covid-19 in a recently published book: ‘Covid-19, the Second World War, and the Idea of Britishness’.

Media Coverage
BBC Radio 4, Sky News, Times Radio, BBC Daily Politics, BBC News, BBC Radio 5
Country Focus
United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Military, Women, World War I, World War II