John Brigstocke

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Sir John Brigstocke
Born 30 July 1945
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1962–2000
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Ark Royal
Naval Home Command
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir John Richard Brigstocke KCB (born 30 July 1945) is a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Second Sea Lord.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at West Downs School, Marlborough College and the Britannia Royal Naval College, Brigstocke joined the Royal Navy in 1962.[1]

He became Captain of the Royal Naval College and Captain of HMS Ark Royal.[2] He went on to be Flag Officer Second Flotilla in January 1991 and then Commander United Kingdom Task Group in April 1992.[1] After that he became Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in September 1993 (and, concurrently President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich from 1994), Flag Officer Surface Flotilla in April 1995 and Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command in September 1997.[2]

In retirement he became Chief Executive of the St Andrew's Group of Hospitals.[3] In 2005 he became Chairman of Council of the University of Buckingham[3] and in 2006 he was appointed Chairman of NHS East Midlands[4] and he also became Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman.[2]


  1. ^ a b Graduation: Honorary Graduates 2009
  2. ^ a b c "Sir John Brigstocke KCB appointed to Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman". Archived from the original on February 7, 2006. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  3. ^ a b University of Buckingham
  4. ^ Chairman, Sir John Brigstocke to retire
Military offices
Preceded by
Peter Abbott
Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
Succeeded by
Jeremy Blackham
Preceded by
Sir Michael Boyce
Second Sea Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Spencer