Edward M. Flint

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Edward M. Flint
Brig Flint No 1 Dress.jpg
Flint in 2008
Born (1960-07-04) 4 July 1960 (age 59)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1979 – 2012
Battles/warsGulf War
Bosnian War

Brigadier Edward (Ted) Michael Flint (born 4 July 1960) is a former Signal Officer in Chief of the British Army.

Military career[edit]

Educated at St Albans School (Hertfordshire), and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Flint was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals in 1979.[1]

In 2004 he was appointed as Director Defence Logistic Information[2] at the Defence Logistics Organisation. He moved in 2006 to the Defence College of Communications and Information Systems[3] where he took up the appointment of Commandant.

In 2007 he became Signal Officer in Chief (Army)[4], the head of the Royal Corps of Signals. After three years in this appointment he attended the Royal College of Defence Studies. On leaving the College he became Chief of Staff of the Support Command Planning Team.

He was, until 2018, a Colonel Commandant[5] of the Royal Corps of Signals, and is Chair of the Trustees of the Royal Signals Museum.


  1. ^ "No. 48015". The London Gazette (Supplement). 27 November 1979. p. 14930.
  2. ^ "Appointments in the armed forces". The Times. 12 July 2005. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  3. ^ "AFCEA SIGNAL Media". AFCEA Chapter News. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Royal Corps of Signals Visit". dorset.bcs.org. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Honorary Colonels of the British Army" (PDF). Retrieved 6 July 2019.
Military offices
Preceded by
John Terrington
Commandant Defence College of Communications and Information Systems
Succeeded by
Timothy Watts
Preceded by
John Thomas
Signal Officer in Chief (Army)
2007 – 2010
Succeeded by
Timothy Watts