Anthony Bagnall

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Sir Anthony Bagnall
Born (1945-06-08) 8 June 1945 (age 69)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1964–2005
Rank Air Chief Marshal
Commands held Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff
Strike Command
Air Member for Personnel
No. 11 Group
No. 23 Squadron
No. 43 Squadron
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Air Chief Marshal Sir Anthony John Crowther "Tony" Bagnall GBEKCBFRAeS (born 8 June 1945) is a retired senior Royal Air Force officer and former Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff.

Flying career[edit]

Bagnall was commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1967.[1] He became a weapons instructor on the Lightning aircraft later that year.[1] Bagnall became Commanding Officer of No. 43 Squadron flying Phantoms, and then No. 23 Squadron in the Falkland Islands in 1983 before becoming Director of Air Staff Briefing and Co-ordination in 1985 and then Station Commander of RAF Leuchars in Fife in 1988.[1] Promoted to air commodore in 1990, he was made Director of Air Force Staff Duties at the Ministry of Defence in 1991.[1] Promoted again, this time to air vice marshal, in 1992 he was appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff and then in 1994 went on to become Air Officer Commanding No. 11 Group.[1] This was followed by a tour starting in 1996 as Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Central Europe in the rank of Air Marshal.[1]

In 1998 he became Air Member for Personnel and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Personnel and Training Command before being appointed Commander-in-Chief Strike Command in 2000.[1] He served as Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff from 2001 until his retirement in 2005.[1]

In 2005 he became a member of the Court of the University of St Andrews.[2]

Family[edit]

He is married to Pamela; they have three children.[3]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Timothy Garden
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
1992–1994
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Squire
Preceded by
D Allison
Air Officer Commanding No. 11 Group
1994–1996
Group merged with No. 18 Group
C R Spink as AOC No. 11/18 Group
Preceded by
Sir David Cousins
Commander-in-Chief Personnel and Training Command
Air Member for Personnel

1998–2000
Succeeded by
Sir John Day
Preceded by
Sir Peter Squire
Commander-in-Chief RAF Strike Command
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Sir John Day
Preceded by
Sir Peter Abbott
Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Richard Johns
Air Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Sir John Day