Sir Anthony Blackburn
|Born||18 January 1945 74)(age|
|Commands held||HMS Kirkliston|
HM Naval Base Clyde
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order|
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Blackburn was appointed to his first command, the minesweeper HMS Kirkliston, in 1972. He became Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1976, Executive Officer of the cruiser HMS Antrim in 1978 and Commander of the destroyer HMS Birmingham in 1983. He went on to become commanding officer of the destroyer HMS York and Captain D3 Squadron in 1987, Commodore on Clyde and Naval Base Commander Clyde in 1990 and commanding officer of the frigate HMS Cornwall as well as Captain of the 2nd Frigate Squadron Squadron in 1992.
After that Blackburn became Head of the British Defence Staff and Defence Attaché in Washington, D.C. in 1994 and Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Allied Naval Forces Southern Europe, Naples in 1997.
He was a member of the Pensions appeal tribunal from 2005, chairman of The Marine Society, the Sea Cadets from 2006 and St John Ambulance London from 2006, as well as Deputy Chairman of the Royal Yachting Association from 2007.
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- Clements, John (1979). The United Kingdom, the Commonwealth of Nations, a directory of governments. 1. Political Research. p. 15. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "The full list (Part 1 0f 4)". The Herald. Glasgow: Newsquest. 12 June 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
| Head of the British Defence Staff in Washington, D.C.
Sir Simon Cooper
| Master of the Household
Sir David Walker