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Thompson, Rear Adm. Richard Charles free

CBE 2014 (OBE 2007); CEng, FRAeS

Born Reading 12 Feb. 1966; s of George Albert Thompson and Josephine Anne Thompson; two s one d

Director, Operations and Assurance, Defence Safety Authority, and Director, Technical, Military Aviation Authority, since 2016; Chief Naval Engineer Officer, 2017


Meadway Sch., Reading; Royal Naval Engrg Coll., Manadon; King’s Coll. London (BEng Hons; MA Internat. Studies)


Comdr Air Engrg, HMS Ark Royal, 2008–09; Hd, Customer Support Team (Fleet), Defence Equipment and Support, 2009–10; Chief Engr, 2010–13, Hd, 2013–16, Lightning II Project Team


mountain biking, dog walking, family


Military Aviation Authority, Juniper O #5003, MoD Abbey Wood North, Bristol BS34 8QW