Anthony Tippet

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Sir Anthony Tippet
Born 2 October 1928
Died 13 October 2006
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1946 - 1987
Rank Vice Admiral
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Sir Anthony Sanders Tippet KCB (2 October 1928 – 13 October 2006) was a Royal Navy officer who ended his career as Chief of Fleet Support.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at West Buckland School in Devon, Tippet joined the Royal Navy in 1946.[1] He was subsequently called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 1958.[2] He commanded, as a Commander, HMS Jufair in Bahrain in the 1960s and became Assistant Director of the Naval Plans at the Admiralty and then commanded HMS Pembroke, the Royal Naval Barracks at Chatham.[1]

Promoted to Rear-Admiral, he was appointed Assistant Chief of Fleet Support in 1979 and then Flag Officer and Port Admiral at Portsmouth as well as Chief Naval Supply & Secretariat Officer in 1981. Promoted to Vice-Admiral, he was appointed Chief of Fleet Support in 1983 and retired in 1987.[2]

In retirement he became General Manager and then Chief Executive of the Great Ormond Street Hospital. He lived at Barnstaple in Devon.[3]


In 1950 he married Lola Bassett; they had three sons, Simon, Mark & Charles and one daughter, named AEneone.[2]


  1. ^ a b Obituary: Sir Anthony Tippet The Times, 30 October 2006
  2. ^ a b c Debrett's People of Today 1994
  3. ^ Hospital chief’s naval style Camden New journal, 19 October 2006
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir James Kennon
Chief of Fleet Support
Succeeded by
Sir Benjamin Bathurst