Posted on December 4, 2018
The appointments were approved by the Queen and announced by the Defence Secretary. Gavin Williamson said: “I am delighted to congratulate this new group of defence chiefs on their appointments. Forward-looking and keen to modernise the Armed Forces, these are the transformational leaders we need in these challenging times. The appointment of a new generation of commanders will ensure that Britain remains ready to face the threats of tomorrow and continues to be a major player on the world stage.”
The new Chiefs are:
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff – Vice Admiral Timothy Fraser
Head of the Royal Navy – Vice Admiral Tony Radakin
Commander Joint Forces Command – Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders
Head of the RAF – Air Marshal Mike Wigston
They will take up their new appointments next year.