|Born||27 January 1950|
|Commands held||HM Naval Base Devonport|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Cheadle served as director of nuclear propulsion at the Ministry of Defence and then as commander of HM Naval Base Devonport. Promoted to rear admiral, he was appointed chief of staff to the Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command in 2003. He was appointed Controller of the Navy as well as an executive director of the Defence Procurement Agency in December 2003. By the following year he was still Controller of the Navy but also director, land & maritime. He retired from the navy in 2006 and became a director at WS Atkins.
- Naval Strategic Plan 2006, p. 26 Ministry of Defence
- Whitaker's Almanack 2004
- Whitaker's Almanack 2005
- Whitaker's Almanack 2006
- Formal Minutes Defence Committee, Session 2008–09
- "People". The Lord lieutenant of Devon. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- "Richard Cheadle". West Devon Borough Council. Retrieved 20 November 2015.