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Rear Admiral Philip Wilcocks CB DSC DL, Chairman | A2RM
Rear Admiral Philip Wilcocks joined the Royal Navy in 1971.
was awarded the Queen's Telescope and the Queen's Gold Medal.
was given command of the Fishery Protection minesweeper HMS Stubbington in 1978.
After qualifying as a Principal Warfare Officer in 1981, he served in the frigate HMS Ambuscade, which included the Falklands War in 1982 when he was actively involved in directing naval fire support to land forces.
survived an Exocet missile attack.
Specialising in Air Warfare he became Squadron Operations Officer to Captain 3rd Destroyer Squadron in HMS Newcastle and HMS York.
This included the task of Group Operations Officer for the evacuation of Aden
subsequently moved to the staff of Flag Officer Sea Training where he
reinvigorated above water warfare training following his
Promoted to Commander in 1989, he assumed command of the destroyer HMS Gloucester in 1990.
During this appointment, the 'Fighting G' fought in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm when the Lynx Helicopter operating from his
ship destroyed seven enemy warships (including 3 'TNC-45s, a T43 Minelayer, and a Polnocny Landing Ship Tank) with Sea Skua missiles.