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Admiral Sir Tony Radakin appointed new Chief of the Defence Staff

Congratulations to Forces Pension Society Member Admiral Sir Tony Radakin on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff.

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC to take over from General Sir Nicholas Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen as the next Chief of the Defence Staff.

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, said:

I am humbled to have been selected as the next Chief of the Defence Staff. It will be an immense privilege to lead our outstanding people who defend and protect the United Kingdom. I would like to thank General Sir Nick Carter for his leadership and wise stewardship of the UK’s Armed Forces over the last three years.

I am looking forward to working further with The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP and the rest of the Department’s senior leadership team as we modernise the Armed Forces and implement the Integrated Review. The Government has given us clarity and additional resource to counter the threats we face as a nation. It is now time to get on and deliver.

I am honoured to be chosen to lead the Armed Forces in this exciting time and in a period of enormous change. The Prime Minister and Secretary of State have demanded reform and we must seize the opportunity the Government has given us and ensure we are a global force delivering for Global Britain.

The last Navy Chief to be appointed to this post was Admiral Sir Michael Boyce GCB, OBE in 2001.

We were delighted to see Admiral Sir Tony Radakin at our recent 75th Anniversary Event where he hosted us on his Flagship HMS Victory.

Congratulations from all at the Forces Pension Society, we wish you well in your new post.

Source: Ministry of Defence

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