Anthony Walker (British Army officer)

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Sir Anthony Walker
Born 16 May 1934
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1954 - 1992
Rank General
Commands held 1st Royal Tank Regiment
11th Armoured Brigade
3rd Armoured Division
Battles/wars The Troubles
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

General Sir Anthony Kenneth Frederick Walker KCB (born 16 May 1934) is a former British Army officer who became Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Walker was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment in 1954.[1] He served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and was mentioned in dispatches.[1] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Royal Tank Regiment in 1974 and Commander of 11th Armoured Brigade in 1978.[1] He went on to be General Officer Commanding 3rd Armoured Division in 1982, Chief of Staff at Headquarters UK Land Forces in 1985 and Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Commitments) at the Ministry of Defence in 1987.[1] His last appointment was as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1990 before he retired in 1992.[1]

In retirement he became Communications Director for Aqumen, the Facilities Management arm of Mowlem.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ The Mask of Command Building, 2002
Military offices
Preceded by
Norman Arthur
General Officer Commanding the 3rd Armoured Division
1982–1984
Succeeded by
David Ramsbotham
Preceded by
Sir John Woodward
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Commitments)
1987–1989
Succeeded by
Sir Kenneth Hayr
Preceded by
Sir Michael Armitage
Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Sir John Coward