Christopher Hockley

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Christopher Hockley
Born (1959-08-24) August 24, 1959 (age 58)
Orpington, London
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1979 - 2014
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMNB Clyde
Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland

Rear Admiral Christopher John Hockley CBE (born 24 August 1959) is a retired Royal Navy officer who was Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland from September 2011 to November 2014.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Dulwich College,[1] Hockley joined the Royal Navy in 1979[2] and subsequently specialised in engineering.[3] He was appointed Deputy Team Leader for the Future Aircraft Carrier Project in 1999, Military Assistant to the Chief of Defence Procurement in 2002 and Through Life Support Director at the Defence Logistics Organisation in 2005.[4] He was made base commander at HMNB Clyde in October 2007[5] and became Flag Officer, Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland in the rank of Rear Admiral in September 2011.[6]

Hockley was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours.[7]


  1. ^ Dulwich College Year Book 2009[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "No. 49559". The London Gazette (Supplement). 5 December 1983. p. 16119. 
  3. ^ "No. 53363". The London Gazette (Supplement). 5 July 1993. p. 11365. 
  4. ^ Debrett's People of Today
  5. ^ New commander for Clyde base Evening Times, 4 October 2007
  6. ^ Listing compiled by historian Colin Mackie Archived March 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "No. 60728". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2013. p. 5. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Martin Alabaster
Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland
September 2011–August 2014
Succeeded by
John Clink