Jeremy Blackham

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Sir Jeremy Blackham
Born (1943-09-10) 10 September 1943 (age 73)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1961 – 2002
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Beachampton
HMS Ashanti
HMS Nottingham
HMS Ark Royal
Battles/wars Bosnian War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Joe Blackham KCB (born 10 September 1943) is a former Royal Navy officer who became Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet.

Naval career[edit]

Blackham joined the Royal Navy in 1961.[1] He became Commanding Officer successively of the Ton-class minesweeper HMS Beachampton, the frigate HMS Ashanti and then the destroyer HMS Nottingham.[1] He was appointed Director of the Royal Navy Staff College in 1986, Director of Naval Plans at the Ministry of Defence in 1989 and then Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, which was deployed in the Adriatic Sea at the start of the Bosnian War in 1992, before becoming Chief of Staff at Naval Home Command in 1993.[2] He went on to be Director-General of Naval Personnel Strategy at the Ministry of Defence before being made Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (and, concurrently, President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich) in 1995.[1] His last appointments were as Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1997 and then Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability) in 1999 before retiring in 2002.[1]

In retirement he became UK President of EADS, the defence contractor.[3] Since January 2003 he has served as editor of The Naval Review.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jeremy Blackham". Aviamediatech. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments" (PDF). gulabin.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "The RDS Interview - Sir Jeremy Blackham" (PDF). RUSI Defence Systems. Royal United Services Institute. 15 November 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "History". The Naval Review. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
Military offices
Preceded by
John Brigstocke
Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
1995–1997
Succeeded by
Jonathon Band
Preceded by
Sir Jonathan Tod
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet
1997–1999
Succeeded by
Sir Fabian Malbon
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Burton
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability)
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Sir Jock Stirrup