Sir Anthony Skingsley
|Born||19 October 1933|
|Died||15 January 2019(aged 85)|
|Service/||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1955–92|
|Rank||Air Chief Marshal|
|Commands held||RAF Germany (1987–89)|
Air Member for Personnel (1986–87)
RAF Staff College, Bracknell (1983–84)
RAF Laarbruch (1974–76)
No. 214 Squadron (1972-74)
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire|
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Educated at St Bartholomew's School, Newbury, Berkshire and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Skingsley joined the Royal Air Force in 1955. He became officer commanding No. 214 Squadron in 1972, Station Commander at RAF Laarbruch in 1974 and Assistant Chief of Staff (Air Offensive) at Headquarters Second Tactical Air Force in 1977 before becoming Director of Air Plans at the Ministry of Defence in 1979.
He went on to be Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans and Policy) at SHAPE in 1980, Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell, in 1983 and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in 1985. He was then Air Member for Personnel from 1986, Commander-in-Chief of RAF Germany and Second Tactical Air Force from 1987 and Deputy Commander-in-Chief AFCENT from 1989 before retiring in 1992.
Skingsley died on 15 January 2019, aged 85.
In 1957 he married Lilwen Dixon; they have two sons and one daughter.
- Burke's Peerage
- Debrett's People of Today 1994
- Obituaries, Telegraph (17 January 2019). "Air Chief Marshal Sir Anthony Skingsley, RAF pilot who became an influential figure in Nato – obituary". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
| Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell
| Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
Sir Thomas Kennedy
| Air Member for Personnel
Sir Laurence Jones
Sir David Parry-Evans
| Commander-in-Chief RAF Germany
Also Commander of the Second Tactical Air Force
Sir Roger Palin
Sir Joseph Gilbert
| Deputy Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Central Europe
Sir Michael Stear