|Years of service||1970-2006|
|Awards|| Companion of the Order of the Bath |
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Major-General Anthony John Raper CB CBE is a former Quartermaster-General to the Forces.
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order.
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Educated at Selwyn College, Cambridge and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst,Tony Raper was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals in 1970. He was deployed to Bosnia where he provided communications support for the Implementation Force (IFOR) in 1995.
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In 1998 he was appointed Chief Executive of the Defence Communications Services Agency.
In 2001 he moved to the Defence Logistics Organisation where he became Director-General for Strategy & Logistic Development: then in 2002 he was promoted to Defence Logistics Transformation Team Leader as well as Quartermaster-General to the Forces.He retired in 2006.
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He was also Colonel Commandant of the Royal Corps of Signals.
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