|Sir Alan Massey|
|Commands held||HMS Illustrious
HMS Ark Royal
Naval Home Command
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Educated at the University of Liverpool and Britannia Royal Naval College, Alan Massey saw service as captain of HMS Newcastle, HMS Campbeltown, HMS Illustrious during operations against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001 and as captain of HMS Ark Royal when he led the amphibious assault into Iraq in 2003. He led the Operations Division of the Permanent Joint Headquarters at Northwood and then went on to be Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in July 2005. He assumed office as Second Sea Lord in a ceremony aboard HMS Victory in July 2008.
He and his wife, Julie, live in Southsea with their four children, James, Annabel, Thomas and Sally.
- Sir Alan Massey Ministry of Defence
- The London Gazette: . 13 June 2009.
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|Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
Sir Adrian Johns
|Second Sea Lord
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