Andrew Figgures

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Andrew Figgures
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Figgures in 2008
Born 13 November 1950
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1970 - 2009
Rank Lieutenant-General
Battles/wars Bosnian War
Iraq War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Lieutenant General Andrew Collingwood Figgures CB CBE FREng[1] (born 13 November 1950) is a former Master-General of the Ordnance.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Loughborough Grammar School, Welbeck College and St Catharine's College, Cambridge,[2] Figgures was commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1970.[3]

In 1995 he was appointed Commander of Equipment Support at HQ Land Command from where he was deployed to Bosnia for which he was awarded the CBE.[2]

In 1998 he went to the Royal College of Defence Studies and was then appointed Director of Operational Requirements (Land).[2] In 2000 he was appointed as Capability Manager for Manoeuvres and then in September 2003 he was deployed to Iraq as Senior British Military Representative and Deputy Commanding General, Multinational Force, Iraq.[2] In 2004 he became Technical Director at the Defence Procurement Agency and Master-General of the Ordnance.[4] Then in 2006 he became Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability).[5] He retired in October 2009.[6]

In March 2010 he became Chief Executive of the British Transport Police Authority.[7]


  1. ^ "List of Fellows". 
  2. ^ a b c d Cranfield University[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "No. 45182". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 September 1970. p. 9685. 
  4. ^ "No. 57390". The London Gazette (Supplement). 24 August 2004. p. 10685. 
  5. ^ "No. 58022". The London Gazette (Supplement). 20 June 2006. p. 8390. 
  6. ^ "No. 59216". The London Gazette (Supplement). 20 October 2009. p. 17989. 
  7. ^ British Transport Police Authority Archived September 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
Military offices
Preceded by
Freddie Viggers
Senior British Military Representative
and Deputy Commanding General, Multinational Force, Iraq

Succeeded by
John McColl
Preceded by
Peter Gilchrist
Master-General of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
Dick Applegate
Preceded by
Robert Fulton
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability)
2006 – 2009
Succeeded by
Paul Lambert