Matthew Parr (Royal Navy officer)

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Matthew Parr
Rear Admiral Submarines Matt Parr.jpg
Matthew Parr
Born 1962
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1984 -
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMS Trafalgar
6th Frigate Squadron
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Rear Admiral Matthew John "Matt" Parr CB (born 1962) is a Royal Navy officer who serves as Commander Operations and Rear Admiral, Submarines.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at the Durham University, Parr joined the Royal Navy in 1984.[1] He completed the Submarine Command Course in 1993 and then became Executive Officer of the submarine HMS Triumph.[1] He became an Operations Officer at Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood in 1995 and was then given command of the submarine HMS Trafalgar in 1997.[1]

Parr became Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Montrose as well as Captain of the 6th Frigate Squadron in 2001, Deputy Flag Officer Sea Training at Plymouth in 2003 and then returned to Northwood to join the Fleet Operations in 2005.[1] He went on to be Commander, British Forces Gibraltar in May 2007,[2] Director of Operational Capability at the Ministry of Defence in March 2009[3] and Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of the Defence Staff in December 2010.[3] He became Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in December 2011, which post was re-designated Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy) in April 2012,[2] and Commander Operations and Rear Admiral, Submarines in May 2013.[4]

Parr was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2014 New Year Honours.[5][6]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Philip Jones
Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
Succeeded by
Post Disbanded
Preceded by
New Post
Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy)
Succeeded by
Clive Johnstone
Preceded by
Ian Corder
Commander Operations
Succeeded by