Richard Felton

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Richard Felton
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1985 –
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held 9 Regiment Army Air Corps
4th Mechanized Brigade
Joint Helicopter Command
Defence Safety Authority
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Lieutenant-General Richard Friedrich Patrick Felton CBE is the Director-General of the Defence Safety Authority.

Military career[edit]

Felton was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Transport on 6 September 1985.[1] He became Commanding Officer of 9 Regiment Army Air Corps in April 2004, Chief of Staff of 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division in April 2007 and Commander of 4th Mechanized Brigade in January 2009.[2] It was in this role that he was deployed as Commander of Task Force Helmand in April 2010.[2] He went on to be Chief of Joint Forces Operations at Joint Forces Headquarters in March 2011 and Commander of Joint Helicopter Command in March 2014.[3] He became Director-General of the Defence Safety Authority in April 2017.[4]


  1. ^ "No. 50398". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 January 1986. p. 559. 
  2. ^ a b "Brigadier Richard Felton takes over Task Force Helmand". BBC. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ups and outs". Defence News. May 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Generals: April 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 18 April 2017. 

Military offices
Preceded by
Carl Dixon
Commander, Joint Helicopter Command
Succeeded by
Jonathan Pentreath
Preceded by
Richard Garwood
Director-General Defence Safety Authority
Succeeded by