Major General A M D PALMER CBE, DCOMOPS
Major General Anthony Palmer was commissioned into the Royal
Green Jackets in 1970. He commanded a platoon in Londonderry
for a year at the start of the troubles, leaving shortly before
Bloody Sunday in 1971. He has served in Germany (twice) and
he attended the Staff College in Pakistan. Most of the active
part of his career has been spent in Northern Ireland. Most
recently, he commanded 8th Infantry Brigade again based in
Londonderry. He left there in 1995 to attend the Royal College
of Defence Studies. After that relaxing year, he spent three
years grappling with the Army's budget in the Ministry of
Defence. He was responsible for the Army input to the Strategic
Defence Review in 1996. He left Whitehall in 1998 to take
up the position as Director General Army Training and Recruiting.
In 1999, he was appointed the first Colonel Commandant of
the Corps of Army Music. He is also a Board member of the
Prince's Trust Volunteers where he is seeking to extend the
links between the Trust and the Armed Forces. He took up the
appointment of Deputy Commander Operations (DCOMOPS) in Sarajevo
on 9 Jan 2002.
He is married with three children and lives in North Dorset.
His interests include music - he is a keen amateur pianist
and organist and salmon fishing on the River Spey. He plays
tennis and golf and supports Southampton Football Club.
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