Michael Armitage (RAF officer)

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Sir Michael Armitage
Born (1930-08-25) 25 August 1930 (age 84)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1947–1990
Rank Air Chief Marshal
Commands held No. 17 Squadron
RAF Luqa
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael John Armitage, KCB, CBE (born 25 August 1930) is a retired senior Royal Air Force commander.

RAF career[edit]

Educated at Newport Grammar School on the Isle of Wight, Armitage joined the Royal Air Force as an apprentice at RAF Halton[1] in 1947.[2] He was appointed Officer Commanding No. 17 Squadron in 1967 and Station Commander at RAF Luqa in 1972.[2] He was then Director of Forward Policy in 1976, Deputy Commander of RAF Germany in 1978 and Senior RAF Representative on the Directing Staff at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1980.[2] He went on to be Director of Service Intelligence in 1982, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence) in 1983 and Chief of Defence Intelligence in 1984.[2] Finally he became Air Member for Supply and Organisation in 1985, Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1988 before retiring in 1990.[2]

Family[edit]

Following the dissolution of his first marriage he married Gretl Renate Steinig in 1970.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Old Haltonians
  2. ^ a b c d e f Debrett's People of Today 1994
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir James Glover
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence)
1983–1984
Succeeded by
Post Disbanded
Preceded by
New Post
Chief of Defence Intelligence
1984–1985
Succeeded by
Sir Derek Boorman
Preceded by
Sir Michael Knight
Air Member for Supply and Organisation
1985 – 1987
Succeeded by
Sir Patrick Hine
Preceded by
Sir David Hallifax
Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies
1988–1990
Succeeded by
Sir Anthony Walker