Tony Hogg

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Tony Hogg

Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner
In office
15 November 2012 6 May 2016
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded by Alison Hernandez
Personal details
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Awards Air Force Cross
Military service
AllegianceFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Branch/serviceNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy
Years of service1968-2000
Rank Commodore UK-Navy-OF6.svg
CommandsCommanding Officer of RNAS Culdrose
HMS Chatham
HMS Charybdis
HMS Diomede
820 Naval Air Squadron
826 Naval Air Squadron
HMS Iveston
HMS Upton
Battles/wars Cod War
Falklands War

Commodore Anthony John Marsden Hogg, AFC, was the Conservative Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner. He was the first person to hold the post and was elected on 15 November 2012. [1]


Early life

He was educated at Cheltenham College. [2] [3]


Military service

Hogg joined the Royal Navy after completing his A-levels. He received his officer training at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon. [4] His commission was confirmed on 1 September 1972 and he was granted the rank of sub lieutenant with seniority from 1 September 1970. [5] He was promoted to lieutenant on 16 September 1973. [6] Hogg's subsequent career involved a mix of helicopter and ship command postings and work in the Ministry of Defence including the role of appointer for the Fleet Air Arm and Director Naval Operations, aviation.

Subsequent career

Hogg joined Westland Helicopters, later AgustaWestland, in 2000 immediately after leaving the Royal Navy. His role was as one of three Defence Advisers advising the Westand Board in interaction with a primary customer the Royal Navy and wider Ministry Of Defence.

In 2007, Hogg returned to Cornwall to take up the position as Chief Executive of a local charity in Cornwall: BF Adventure, which employed outdoor adventure to build confidence, life skills and improved behaviour in some of Cornwall's disadvantaged young people. He left that post in 2011.

Police and Crime Commissioner

Hogg was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner on 15 November 2012. He resigned from the Conservative Party in April 2016 in protest at the lack of government publicity given to the second round of elections for the post. [7] He was succeeded by Alison Hernandez on 6 May 2016.

Personal life

Hogg is married to Chrissie. Together they have two children: Simon and Max. They live in Helston, Cornwall. [8]

Honours and decorations

UK AFC ribbon.svg Air Force Cross (1978)

An Air Force Cross was awarded for the rescue of crew from the Grimsby trawler Ben Asdale . Hogg was the primary pilot of a Royal Navy Sea King rescue helicopter of 706 Naval Air Squadron on the night of 30 December 1978. [9]

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