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Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL

Full Title: Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL
Category: Honorary Benchers
Bench Call Date: 21.6.2012

Lord Boyce is a cross bench member of the House of Lords, and a former First Sea Lord and Chief of the Defence Staff.  He was born in Cape Town, South Africa and joined the Royal Navy in 1961, specialising as a submariner.  Command of three submarines, including HMS Superb, the frigate HMS Brilliant and appointment as Senior Naval Officer Middle East was interspersed with time in the Ministry of Defence.  Michael was promoted to the Flag List in 1991 and, after a series of Flag posts, retired as professional head of the Armed Forces in 2003.  He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in December 2003.  In July 2004, he was appointed Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, to succeed the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.