Sir Richard Ibbotson KBE CB DSC

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Biography

Vice Admiral (retired) Sir Richard Ibbotson served for 38 years in the Royal Navy. He spent most of his career at sea, and also commanded British Forces Falklands Islands (including Army and Royal Air Force elements), retiring as Deputy Commander in Chief Fleet in 2011. As a Flag Officer he has served as the Naval Secretary, responsible for personnel issues including pay and conditions, and he also ran the Navy’s training organisation, with key Army training establishments under command and responsibilities to all three Services. He was appointed to the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body in 2011.