Sir John Dunt
|Born||August 14, 1944|
|Years of service||1963 - 2000|
|Commands held||HMS Defiance|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Vice Admiral Sir John Hugh Dunt KCB (born 14 August 1944) is a former Royal Navy officer who ended his naval career as Chief of Fleet Support.
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The Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Supplies originally known as the Fourth Naval Lord was formerly one of the Naval Lords and members of the Board of Admiralty which controlled the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom the post is currently known as Chief of Materiel (Fleet). As of 2017, it is also known as Chief of Fleet Support.
Educated at Duke of York School in Nairobi, Dunt joined the Royal Navy as a cadet at the Britannia Royal Naval College in 1963.He was given command of the maintenance base HMS Defiance in 1989. He became Director of Defence Systems at the Ministry of Defence in 1991, Director General of Fleet Support (Operations & Plans) in 1993 and Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Systems) in 1995. He went on to be Chief of Fleet Support in 1997 before he retired in 2000.
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In retirement he became Chairman of the Armed Forces Memorial Trust, the body responsible for building and managing the Armed Forces Memorial in Staffordshireand chairman of the board of governors for The Royal Star and Garter Homes, a charity offering nursing and therapeutic care to ex-Service men and women. He lives in Liss in Hampshire.
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Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders with Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.
Liss is an English village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, 3.3 miles north-east of Petersfield, on the A3 road, on the West Sussex border. It covers 3,567 acres of semi-rural countryside in the South Downs National Park. Liss railway station is on the Portsmouth Direct Line. The village comprises an old village at West Liss and a modern village round the 19th-century station. They are divided by the River Rother. Suburbs later spread towards Liss Forest.
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