Nigel Essenhigh

Military Person

1944 –

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Who is Nigel Essenhigh?

Admiral Sir Nigel Richard Essenhigh GCB, DL is a former Royal Navy officer who served as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff from 2001 to 2002. He served as a navigating officer before commanding the Type 42 destroyer HMS Nottingham and then the Type 42 destroyer HMS Exeter during the Gulf War. As First Sea Lord he entered into a contract to acquire up to 150 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the UK's two new aircraft carriers. In retirement he worked for Northrop Grumman and became a non-executive director of Babcock International. He remains a Deputy Lieutenant of Devon.

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Born
1944
Newcastle upon Tyne
Also known as
  • Sir Nigel Essenhigh
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Lived in
  • Newcastle upon Tyne

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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