Sir Jeremy Blackham
|Born||10 September 1943|
|Years of service||1961 – 2002|
|Commands held||HMS Beachampton|
HMS Ark Royal
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Blackham joined the Royal Navy in 1961. He became Commanding Officer successively of the Ton-class minesweeper HMS Beachampton, the frigate HMS Ashanti and then the destroyer HMS Nottingham. He was appointed Director of the Royal Navy Staff College in 1986, Director of Naval Plans at the Ministry of Defence in 1989 and then Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, which was deployed in the Adriatic Sea at the start of the Bosnian War in 1992, before becoming Chief of Staff at Naval Home Command in 1993. He went on to be Director-General of Naval Personnel Strategy at the Ministry of Defence before being made Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (and, concurrently, President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich) in 1995. His last appointments were as Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1997 and then Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability) in 1999 before retiring in 2002.
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| Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
Sir Jonathan Tod
| Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Sir Fabian Malbon
Sir Edmund Burton
| Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability)
Sir Jock Stirrup