Richard Keightley

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Richard Keightley
Born 2 July 1933
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1953 - 1987
Rank Major-General
Commands held Western District
RMA Sandhurst
Battles/wars Suez Crisis
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Major-General Richard Charles Keightley CB CStJ (born 2 July 1933) is a former British Army officer who became Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of General Sir Charles Keightley and educated at Marlborough College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Richard Keightley was commissioned into the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards in 1953.[1] He took part in the Suez Crisis in 1956.[1] He was appointed Commander Task Force E in 1978, General Officer Commanding Western District in 1982 and Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1983 before retiring in 1987.[1]

He was Colonel of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards from 1986 to 1991.[2][3]

Family[edit]

In 1958 he married Caroline Rosemary Butler; they have three daughters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ "5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 27 February 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards". National Army Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ The Peerage.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Geoffrey Howlett
Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
1983–1987
Succeeded by
Simon Cooper