|Years of service||1985–2019|
|Commands held||Defence Safety Authority|
Joint Helicopter Command
Task Force Helmand
4th Mechanized Brigade
9 Regiment Army Air Corps
War in Afghanistan
|Awards||Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Mentioned in dispatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Felton was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Transport on 6 September 1985. He became Commanding Officer of 9 Regiment Army Air Corps in April 2004, Chief of Staff of 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division in April 2007 and Commander of 4th Mechanized Brigade in January 2009. It was in this role that he was deployed as Commander of Task Force Helmand in April 2010. He went on to be Chief of Joint Forces Operations at Joint Forces Headquarters in March 2011 and Commander of Joint Helicopter Command in March 2014. He became Director-General of the Defence Safety Authority in April 2017.
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- "Brigadier Richard Felton takes over Task Force Helmand". BBC. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- "Ups and outs". Defence News. May 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- "Generals: April 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 18 April 2017.