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General Sir Antony Kenneth Frederick Walker KCB (born 16 May 1934) is a former British Army officer who became Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies.

Sir Antony Walker
Born (1934-05-16) 16 May 1934 (age 85)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1954–1992
Commands held1st Royal Tank Regiment
11th Armoured Brigade
3rd Armoured Division
Battles/warsThe Troubles
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Mentioned in Despatches

Military careerEdit

Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Walker attended Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment in 1954.[1][2] He served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and was mentioned in despatches.[3] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Royal Tank Regiment in 1974 and Commander of 11th Armoured Brigade in 1978.[4] He went on to be General Officer Commanding 3rd Armoured Division in 1982, Chief of Staff at Headquarters UK Land Forces in 1985 and Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Commitments) at the Ministry of Defence in 1987.[4] His last appointment was as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1990 before he retired in 1992.[4]

Walker was knighted in 1987.[5]

In retirement Walker was Director-General of the British Institute of Facilities Management 1998–2001,[2] and Communications Director for Aqumen Facilities Management, then a subsidiary of Mowlem.[6]


  1. ^ "No. 40292". The London Gazette (Supplement). 5 October 1954. p. 5630.
  2. ^ a b WALKER, Gen. Sir Antony (Kenneth Frederick), Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, 2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2015, accessed 17 Nov 2016)
  3. ^ "No. 46614". The London Gazette. 24 June 1975. p. 8052.
  4. ^ a b c Debrett's People of Today 1994
  5. ^ "No. 50948". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 1987. p. 2.
  6. ^ The Mask of Command, Building, 2002
Military offices
Preceded by
Norman Arthur
General Officer Commanding the 3rd Armoured Division
Succeeded by
David Ramsbotham
Preceded by
Sir John Woodward
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Commitments)
Succeeded by
Sir Kenneth Hayr
Preceded by
Sir Michael Armitage
Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies
Succeeded by
Sir John Coward