Anthony Boam

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Anthony Boam
Born14 February 1932
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
RankMajor-General
Commands held2nd Bn Scots Guards
British Army Advisory Team in Nigeria
Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Thomas Anthony Boam CB CBE (born 14 February 1932) was Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Bradfield College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Boam was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1952.[1] He became commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards and was deployed to Northern Ireland where he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services there in 1973.[2] He became Commander of the British Army Advisory Team in Nigeria in 1976, Brigadier General Staff at Headquarters UK Land Forces in 1978 and Chief of Staff for British Forces in Hong Kong in 1979.[3] He was appointed Head of the British Defence Staff in Washington, D.C. in 1981[4] and Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong in 1985.[5] In that capacity hosted a visit by Princess Margaret.[6] He retired in 1987.[7]

He lives in Pulborough in West Sussex.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 39649". The London Gazette (Supplement). 19 September 1952. p. 5021.
  2. ^ "No. 45965". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 May 1973. p. 5458.
  3. ^ Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
  4. ^ "No. 48809". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 November 1981. p. 15277.
  5. ^ "No. 50141". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1985. p. 7715.
  6. ^ Princess Margaret Eugene Register Guard, 28 May 1987
  7. ^ "No. 51121". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 November 1987. p. 14140.
  8. ^ 192.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Roy Austen-Smith
Head of the British Defence Staff in Washington, D.C.
1981–1984
Succeeded by
Ronald Dick
Preceded by
Sir Derek Boorman
Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
1985–1987
Succeeded by
Sir Garry Johnson