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date: 02 July 2020

Holmes, Maj. Gen. Matthew John free

CBE 2019; DSO 2007

Born Chalfont St Giles 29 June 1967; s of Christopher Holmes and Linda Holmes; m 2002, Lea Margaret Brocklebank; one s one d

Commandant General, and Commander, UK Amphibious Forces, Royal Marines, since 2019


Desborough Sch.; St Austell Coll.; Univ. of Exeter (BA (Hons) Econs); King’s Coll. London (MA Defence Studies)


Joined Royal Marines, 1988; CO 42 Cdo RM, 2006–08; MA VCDS and Second Perm. Under Sec., 2010–12; COS, Standing Jt Force HQ, 2016–18; Dep. Advr to Minister of Interior Affairs, Afghanistan, 2018–19. Mem., Windsor Leadership Trust, 2007–


water sports, ski-ing, shooting


c/o Royal Marines, Whale Island, Portsmouth PO2 8ER


Naval and Military