Neil Anderson (RNZN officer)
|Sir Neil Anderson|
5 April 1927|
Hastings, New Zealand
|Died||5 June 2010
Wellington, New Zealand
||Royal New Zealand Navy|
|Years of service||1944–83|
|Commands held||Chief of Defence Staff
Chief of Naval Staff
|Battles/wars||Second World War
Occupation of Japan
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Vice Admiral Sir Neil Dudley Anderson, KBE, CB (5 April 1927 – 5 June 2010) was a senior officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy whose career culminated with his appointment as Chief of Naval Staff from 1978 to 1980, and then Chief of Defence Staff from 1980 to 1983. He was married to the author Barbara Anderson. He died on 5 June 2010 aged 83.
In the 1967 Queen's Birthday Honours, Anderson was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He was promoted to Knight Commander of the same order in the 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours.
- "Former NZ Defence chief dies". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
- "No. 44328". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 June 1967. p. 6312.
- "No. 49010". The London Gazette (1st supplement). 11 June 1982. p. 39.
- "Queen's Birthday Honours 1982" (24 June 1982) 68 New Zealand Gazette 1995 at 1997.
Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt
|Chief of Defence Staff
Air Marshal Sir Ewan Jamieson
Rear Admiral John McKenzie
|Chief of Naval Staff
Rear Admiral Keith Saull
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