Defence Services Secretary

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The Defence Services Secretary is a senior member of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.

Responsibilities[edit]

The Defence Services Secretary is the senior member of the Royal Household responsible for liaison between the Sovereign and the British Armed Forces.[1] He is answerable to the Secretary of State for Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff for tri-service appointments, national ceremonial events and honours, decorations, awards and medals.[2] Since 1992 the Defence Services Secretary has been double-hatted with a second Ministry of Defence role, generally that of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel).[3]

List of Defence Services Secretaries[edit]

Defence Services Secretaries have been:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Queen and the Armed Services
  2. ^ Veterans UK
  3. ^ Central Top Level Budget Archived October 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Ministry of Defence & Tri-service senior appointments Archived November 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Army appointment
  6. ^ Daily Telegraph, 2016, "Air Appointments" The Daily Telegraph 21 July 2016
  7. ^ "No. 61656". The London Gazette (Supplement). 26 July 2016. p. 16088.