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appointments

Service appointments: February 2011
Royal Navy

Commander R. Wood to be promoted Captain and to be Executive Assistant to Commander in Chief Fleet in succession to Captain D.J.Noyes with effect from February 2011.

Commodore R.R.Best, OBE, to be a member of the Nuclear Governance Study with effect from February 2011.

Commodore the Hon M.C.N.Cochrane, OBE, to be Commodore Portsmouth Flotilla in succession to Commodore M.R.B.Wallace with effect from August 2011.

Captain P.A.Chivers, OBE, to be promoted Commodore and to be Commanding Officer Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton in succession to Brigadier M.J.D.Noble with effect from March 2011.

Captain J.R.H.Clink, OBE, to be promoted Commodore with effect from May 2011 and to be Deputy Commander UK Maritime Forces in succession to Commodore S.J.Ancona, with effect from June 2011 and then to be Commander Task Force 150 at a date to be confirmed.

Colonel M.L.Smith, MBE, Royal Marines, to be promoted Acting Brigadier and to be Deptuy Director Engagment within the Defence Reform Unit with effect from January 31, 2011.

Captain M.S.Harrison, Royal Navy, to be Chief Staff Officer (Engineer) Surface Ships within Navy Command Headquarters in succession to Captain F.R.Forsey, Royal Navy, with effect from January 25th, 2011.

Captain M.C.Evans, Royal Navy, to be Chief of Staff Maritime Warfare School in succession to Captain A.M.H.Jenkin, Royal Navy with effect from February 15th 2011.

Captain K.E.Blount, Royal Navy, to be Chief of Staff Maritime Battle Staff in succession to Captain P.A.Chivers OBE, Royal Navy, with effect from April 2011.

Captain S.Dainton, Royal Navy, to be to be Captain Navy Plans vice Captain P.J.Titterton, OBE, Royal Navy, with effect from June 2011.

Royal Air Force

Air Commodore R.D.Gammage to be the Defence Technical Training Change Programme Integrated Project Team Leader, Ministry of Defence, on March 1st, 2011, in succession to Brigadier A.D.Harking, OBE.

Group Captain S.J.Kell, to be promoted Air Commodore and to be Deputy Director Legal Services (RAF), Headquarters Air Command on July 14th, 2011, in succession to Air Commodore W.H.Bloothby, who is retiring from the Service.

 

Service appointments: January 2011

Royal Navy
Rear Admiral C.A.Johnstone-Burt, OBE, to be Head of British Defence Staff (USA) and Defence Attache from November 2011 in succession to Air-Vice-Marshall M.J.Harwood, CBE.

Royal Marines
Brigadier D.A.Hook, CBE, Royal Marines, to be promoted Major General and to be Director Force Reintegration HQ International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, in succession to Major-General Jones (Army), with effect from October 2011.

Army
Brigadiers:

N.G.Baveystock
, Late RE, Director of Personal Services (Army), Headquarters Land Forces, April 2011

S.P.Hodder
, Late RE, Commandant, Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering, July 2011

M.T.Griffiths
, Late KORBR, Director Infantry, Headquarters Infantry, April 2011

R.H.D.Toomey
, Late D and D, Commander Collective Training Group, Land Warfare Centre, February 2011

I.J.Cave
, Late Mercian, Commander Initial Training Group, February 2011

B.J.Bathurst
, Late WG, Director Training (Army), Headquarters Land Forces, January 2011

N.J.H. Jones
, Late AGC (ALS), Deputy Director Service Prosecutions, Head Quarters Army Prosecutions Authority (UK), October 2011

A.T.Davis
, Late RLC, Deputy Chief of Staff Support Headquarters Rapid Reaction Corps France, September 2011

W.N.Aldridge
, Late RRF, Commander, Headquarters British Forces South Atlantic Islands, May 2011

P.R.Towers
, Late R Signals, Head of Network Technical Authority, Information Systems and Services, Defence Equipment and Support, March 2011

A.J.C.Wild
, Late R Anglian, Defence Attache Riyadh, February 2011


 

121 UK Service personnel and 46 civilians have been honoured either for work in the Ministry of Defence or in other aspects of UK Defence.

ROYAL NAVY
APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH

As Companions
Rear Admiral Amjad Mazhar HUSSAIN
Rear Admiral Robert Thomas LOVE OBE

APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

As Knight Commander
Vice Admiral Richard Jeffery IBBOTSON CB, DSC

As Commanders
Commodore Michael Peter MANSERGH
Commodore Christopher Michael Howard STEEL ADC

As Officers
Commander James Stephen DONNELLY
Commodore David John EVANS
Commander David John FAULKS
Commander Stuart Brian FURNESS
Captain Anthony Paul HOLBERRY
Captain Timothy Frederick Wilkins MARTIN
Commander Andrew Carnegie STEWART

As Members
Lieutenant Commander Stephen Edward ADAMSON
Lieutenant Commander Reginald Paul William BELL
Lieutenant Commander Andrew Patrick CLARKE
Captain Robert Nigel GINN Royal Marines
Major Mark John HARDIE Royal Marines
Lieutenant Commander Richard Simon HARRISON
Lieutenant Commander Anthony William Jervis JENKS
Warrant Officer Class 2 John Stuart JONES Royal Marines
Warrant Officer Class 1 Alistair McGILL QGM Royal Marines
Lieutenant Commander Paul NIMMONS
Lieutenant Commander Jack RICKARD
Chief Petty Officer (Diver) William SHARP
Warrant Officer Class 1 Ronald SINCLAIR Royal Marines
Lieutenant Rachel SMALLWOOD
Colour Sergeant Laird WEBSTER Royal Marines

ASSOCIATE OF THE ROYAL RED CROSS

Chief Petty Officer Naval Nurse Louise Stephanie SPELLER

ARMY

PROMOTIONS IN AND APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH

As Knight Grand Cross
General Sir David Julian RICHARDS, KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, late Regiment of Royal Artillery

As Knight Commander
Lieutenant General David Robert BILL,CB, late Corps of Royal Engineers

As Companions
Major General Gerald William BERRAGAN, late Royal Regiment of Artillery
Major General Timothy Gordon INSHAW, late Royal Corps of Signals
Venerable Archdeacon Stephen ROBBINS, QHC, late Royal Army Chaplains' Department

PROMOTIONS IN AND APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

As Commanders
Brigadier Michael Trevor GRIFFITHS, late King's Own Royal Border Regiment
Colonel Robert James HERRING, late The Royal Logistic Corps
Brigadier James Ian Stuart PLASTOW, MBE, late The Royal Green Jackets
Colonel Christopher Robert Francis RIDER, late The Staffordshire Regiment
Brigadier Christopher Linley TICKELL, OBE, late Corps of Royal Engineers

As Officers
Colonel Colin Mark ABRAHAM, late The Royal Logistic Corps
Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Godson Eyre BARTHOLOMEW, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Lieutenant Colonel James Jonathan BRASHER, The Yorkshire Regiment
Colonel Charles Walter Francis Mowbray COX, TD, late Royal Army Medical Corps, Territorial Army
Lieutenant Colonel Ian Roy HICKS, TD, Royal Army Medical Corps, Territorial Army
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew James LARGE, Royal Corps of Signals
Lieutenant Colonel David Hugh MEYER, AFC, Army Air Corps
Lieutenant Colonel Michael James Vernon SMITH, Army Air Corps

As Members
Major Phillip John ABRAM, Royal Corps of Signals
Major Jeremy Bayard BARRON, The Royal Irish Regiment
Major Thomas Julian BATEMAN, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Major James Richard BRYDEN, The Yorkshire Regiment
Major Michael Edward George CALDICOTT, The Royal Logistic Corps
Major Andrew John CERSON, Adjutant General's Corps (Staff and Personnel Support Branch)
Major John Lockhart CLARK, Corps of Royal Engineers
Major Andrew Robert DEVEY, Corps of Royal Engineers
Acting Lieutenant Colonel James McShane DOCHERTY, West Lowland Army Cadet Force
Major Simon John DOYLE, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
Chaplain to the Forces (3rd Class) Ian Robert GAMBLE, Royal Army Chaplains' Department, Territorial Army
Captain Andrew Steven GEE, The Royal Logistic Corps
Captain Robert Martin GILLESPIE, The Royal Irish Regiment
Colour Sergeant David Alan HUMMERSTON, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
Major Samuel Leslie HUMPHRIS, The Yorkshire Regiment
Major Toby Clive Mainprise-King JACKMAN, The Royal Gurkha Rifles
Captain James Andrew KEELEY, Grenadier Guards
Major Andrew Gordon LEWIS, The Royal Logistic Corps
Captain Noel Robert Henry MAGILL, The Mercian Regiment
Captain Keith John MAHONEY, The Mercian Regiment, Territorial Army
Captain Craig Alexander McBURNEY, The Rifles
Captain Ian Stephen MOORE, The Royal Welsh, Territorial Army
Major Nicholas Paul MOTT, Welsh Guards
Colour Sergeant John Paul MYERS, Welsh Guards
Major Shaun Howard NIELD, Royal Regiment of Artillery, Territorial Army
Captain Simon Leslie John OLIVER, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Captain Andrew PEMBERTON, The Rifles
Captain Clive PHILLIMORE, The Royal Logistic Corps
Sergeant Sean Peter POWELL, Corps of Royal Engineers
Staff Sergeant Wesley Robert QUIGLEY, Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Captain Michael REED, The Light Dragoons
Warrant Officer Class 1 Nicola SEYMOUR, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
Captain Jay SHAW, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
Warrant Officer Class 2 Paul Andrew SIMPSON, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Captain Andrew John SLATER, QGM, The Parachute Regiment
Staff Sergeant Robert SMITH, The Royal Logistic Corps
Major David Mark STANBRIDGE, QGM, The Parachute Regiment
Chaplain to the Forces (3rd Class) Alan Christopher STEELE, Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Captain Stephen Brian SUTHERLAND, The Royal Logistic Corps
Captain Mark Robert TODD, Royal Corps of Signals
Major Mark William TORPY, AFM, Army Air Corps
Warrant Officer Class 2 Raymond Allan WALL, The Parachute Regiment

QUEEN'S VOLUNTEER RESERVES MEDAL

Sergeant Robert Colin Michael BURNS, The Royal Logistic Corps, Territorial Army
Captain Shaun David LAMMING, The Parachute Regiment, Territorial Army
Major Michael Paul ROWE, The Royal Logistic Corps, Territorial Army
Lieutenant Colonel Colin Louis SHIEFF, TD, Royal Army Medical Corps, Territorial Army

ROYAL AIR FORCE

PROMOTIONS IN AND APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH

As Knight Commander
Air Chief Marshal Simon BRYANT CBE ADC

As Companions
Air Marshal Christopher Mark NICKOLS CBE
Air Marshal Peter William David RUDDOCK CBE
Air Marshal David WALKER CBE AFC

PROMOTIONS IN AND APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

As Commanders
Group Captain Jonathan BURR OBE DFC
Group Captain Richard John Christopher POWELL OBE

As Officers
Group Captain Nigel James COLMAN
Wing Commander Andrew John COOPE
Group Captain Colin Hugh HICKMAN
Wing Commander Andrew Timothy MARTIN
Wing Commander Simon Christopher PRIOR
Wing Commander Harvey SMYTH
Group Captain Ian Richard TOLFTS

As Members
Squadron Leader Garry DONOVAN
Corporal Karen Elizabeth EDWARDS
Master Aircrew Andrew Michael GILLETT
Reverend (Squadron Leader) Ruth Victoria HAKE
Corporal Kristian Lawrence HARRISON
Squadron Leader Richard James HILLARD
Master Aircrew Darren ISAAC
Flight Sergeant Richard Leslie KNOWLES
Flight Lieutenant Jacqueline Aileen MACDONALD
Sergeant John MCCLYMONT
Warrant Officer Christopher Charles MILES
Squadron Leader Paul Michael ROSE
Squadron Leader Stephen STANTON
Warrant Officer Derek WINTRIP
Reverend (Squadron Leader) Edward Laurence WYNN

ASSOCIATE OF THE ROYAL RED CROSS

Flight Lieutenant Anthony Whinton NICOL

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines

Commodore P. Cunningham, Royal Navy, to be Head of Joint Support Chain Services within Defence Equipment and Support with effect from January 2011.

Commodore J. A. Morse, Royal Navy, to be the Chief of the Defence Staffs Liaison Officer to the US Combined Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, in succession to Air Commodore R. W. Judson, RAF, with effect from October 2011.

Captain R. C. Payne, Royal Navy, to be Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Carrier Strike) within Navy Command Headquarters, in succession to Captain R. S. Alexander, Royal Navy, with effect from February 2011.

Captain R. S. Alexander, Royal Navy, to be Assistant Director Carrier Strike Transition and Aviation Coherence with Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from February 2011.

Captain P. J. Titterton, QBE, Royal Navy, to be Director of the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff, in succession to Captain R. M. Allen, Royal Navy, with effect from June 2011.

Commander W. Oliphant, Royal Navy, to be promoted acting captain and to be the Joint Force 435 Liaison Officer with effect from January 2011.

Captain R. M. Pegg, OBE, Royal Navy, to be Director of the National Maritime Information Centre with effect from December 2010.

Captain D. J. Noyes, Royal Navy, to be Deputy Commander Joint Force Support (Afghanistan) Headquarters with effect from December 2011.

Captain P. A. Erskine, Royal Navy, to be Director Industry Liaison with BAES Surface Ships Limited, in succession to Commodore A. D. Penny, Royal Navy, with effect from January 2011.

Commander M. D. J. Dyer, Royal Navy, to be promoted captain and to be Deputy Head Chief Information Officer J6 in succession to Group Captain I. M. A. Kirkwood, RAF, with effect from January 2011.

Lieutenant Colonel K. B. Oliver, Royal Marines, to be promoted colonel and to be Policy and Plans Adviser to Commander Kosovo Security Force with effect from February 2011.

Commander. A. Borland, Royal Navy, to be promoted captain and to be Head of Stability Division, Regional Command (South West) Afghanistan with effect from March 2011.

Commander J. G. Higham, Royal Navy, to be promoted captain and to be Chief of Strategic Engagement Cell, Headquarters International Stabilisation Assistance Force (Afghanistan), in succession to Captain P. R. Casson, Royal Navy, with effect from September 2011.

Army

Major-General R. Everard, CBE, Late Queen's Royal Lancers, currently General Officer Commanding 3rd (UK) Division, to be Chief of Staff Headquarters International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, in succession to Major-General T. P. Evans, DSO, MBE, in December 2011.

Brigadier J. F. Rowan, QBE, QHS, Late Royal Army Medical Corps, currently Commander 2nd Medical Brigade, to be Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Health), in the rank of major-general, in succession to Surgeon Rear-Admiral L. J. Jam's, QHS, in December 2011.

Royal Air Force

Air Vice-Marshal G. J. Bagwell, CBE, to be Chief of Staff (Joint Warfare Development) in the Permanent Joint Headquarters, in August 2011, in succession to Major General R. J. M. Porter, MBE.

Air Commodore I. D. Teakle, DSO, QBE, to be Director Combined Air & Space Operations Centre, Al Udeid, Qatar, in May 2011, in succession to Brigadier General J. Norman, United States Air Force.

Air Commodore A. C. Wilcock to be Assistant Chief of Staff Health, Headquarters Air Command, on May 13,2011, in succession to Air Commodore The Honourable R. J. M. Broadbridge, whose next appointment as Head of Healthcare, Joint Medical Command, has already been announced.

Group Captain R. L. A. Atherton to be promoted air commodore and to be Head of Defence Logistics (Commodities), Defence Equipment & Support, on January 4, 2011, in succession to Air Commodore A. T. Gell

 

There is a general proposition promulgated recently that all UK defence procurement is bad.

One example is the Landing Ship Dock (the Bay Class, one of which is to be laid up under current Government defence cuts proposals)

But on at least two occasions, in public (though under the Chatham House rule) a senior responsible person at the National Audit Office has been heard to say that even so, they represented value for money. 

The solution was innovative - to buy a Dutch design and build to MoD requirements. The low cost tender-winning solution - Swan Hunter - was low cost because it gad reduced its technical and management capabilities to compete on price in global markets. SO when the MoD started changing the specification, the strategy started to unravel and all the other bad things started to happen.

So there are lessons here. Bespoke costs more than off-the-peg (ask any suit buyer. And the alterations cost.) The best is the enemy of the good. if we want manufacturing and operational sovereignty, we have to pay for it.

If we buy foreign, they can still exercise control, usually through the software. (c.f. Chinook Mk 3, another oft-sited failure) Or in the case of Belgium during the Gulf War, by declining to supply what we need to make systems work in combat 9in that case, ammunition)

As my father used to say, it it were easy, any fool would be able to do it.

So good luck in your new post as Chief of Defence Materiel, Mr Gray. On tip for free however. take another look at the basic suggestions behind the Smart Procurement initiative of the late nineties. And if you can't get the military out of the mechanics of procurement (as opposed to the specification of capability requirements) make sure they can get promotion in place while working for you. then make them stick at their posts until that capability is delivered. Clear lines of control and senior management with whom the buck stops would be a logical, effective and cheap fix.


 




 

 

Three have been three new Chiefs of Staff appointed at the MoD today.

NEW CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF: AIR MARSHAL S G G DALTON CB BSc FRAeS FCMI RAF

Air Marshal Stephen Dalton joined the RAF after graduating with a 2.1 honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bath University. Subsequently, whilst based in the UK and Germany, he flew the Jaguar on 3 tours in the tactical reconnaissance and ground attack roles. During these tours he flew on exercises in Europe (Norway, Italy, France and Spain), the USA and Canada. On completion of the Advanced Staff Course, Air Marshal Dalton commanded No 13 Squadron flying the Tornado GR1A, during which he was deployed on Operation JURAL flying reconnaissance missions over Iraq; for part of the period he was the Commander British Forces JURAL for Op SOUTHERN WATCH in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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