Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Johnstone-Burt KCVO CB OBE, Haberdasher Liveryman, Knighted in Birthday Honours

The Queen has appointed a Haberdasher Liveryman Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in this year's Birthday Honours.



Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Johnstone Burt KCVO CB OBE, Liveryman, has been Master of the Household since 2013, after a long and distinguished naval career. After joining the Royal Navy in 1977, he was promoted to Lieutenant in January 1982, having served on HMS Active during the Falklands War.

In 1983 he qualified as a helicopter pilot, flying Sea Kings and Lynx helicopters. He then qualified as a Principal Warfare Officer and served in several frigates before being appointed First Lieutenant and second-in-command of HMS Scylla in 1991. In 1994 he was appointed commanding officer of HMS Brave and went on to study at the United States Naval War College - where courses are affiliated with Salve Regina University in Rhode Island - before taking a Master of Arts in International Relations from 1996 to 1997. 

Vice-Admiral Johnstone-Burt was appointed commanding officer of HMS Montrose and Captain of the 6th Frigate Squadron in 2000 before becoming Commodore of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 2002 and then Captain of HMS Ocean in 2004. He went on to be Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Joint Helicopter Command in 2005, Flag Officer, Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland in 2006, and Commander of the Joint Helicopter Command in 2008 before being appointed Director of Counter Narcotics and International Organised Crime at Headquarters International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011. 

Promoted to Vice-Admiral, he became the Chief of Staff to NATO's Supreme Allied Command Transformation at Norfolk, Virginia, in November 2011 until October 2013.

In 2014 he joined the Haberdashers' Company Livery, and as a Haberdasher he has served as Chairman of Governors at Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls.

Many congratulations, Sir Tony!