Jeremy Blackham

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Sir Jeremy Blackham
Born (1943-09-10) 10 September 1943 (age 80)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Navy
Years of service1961–2002
RankVice Admiral
Commands heldRoyal Naval College, Greenwich
HMS Ark Royal
HMS Nottingham
HMS Ashanti
HMS Beachampton
Battles/warsBosnian War
AwardsKnight 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 served as 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 Blackham became UK President of EADS, the defence contractor.[3] Since January 2003 he has served as editor of The Naval Review.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jeremy Blackham". Aviamediatech. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012.
  2. ^ Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2012.
  3. ^ "The RDS Interview – Sir Jeremy Blackham" (PDF). RUSI Defence Systems. Royal United Services Institute. 7 (2). 15 November 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012.
  4. ^ "History". The Naval Review. Retrieved 22 September 2016.

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Military offices
Preceded by Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
Succeeded by
Preceded by Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Preceded by Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability)
Succeeded by