Brigadier Mike Wharmby OBE

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Commissioned RAOC from Sandhurst (SMC4/RCC4) in March 74, P Company in December 74 followed by service as platoon commander in 16 Parachute Heavy Drop Company at RAF Hullavington. After disbandment of 16 Para Bde served as ATO in London, home counties and Belfast (1981).

Army Staff College in 1987 followed by SO2 G3 training post at HQLF Wilton. Commanded AMF(L) Supply Company RAOC in Bulford, Norway and Saudi Arabia. In early 1992 took over as CO 5 Airborne Brigade Logistic Battalion and deployed Battalion(-) with other elms of 5 AB Bde to Rwanda on Op Gabriel.

After Aldershot came Greenwich (DS JSDC), DCOS 3 UK Div (Bulford, Bosnia and Kosovo), Dir Support Chain Land (DLO Andover) and Comd 42 (North West) Brigade at Preston.

Final tour of duty was as Director Logistic Operations in MoD before leaving to take up current employment as Secretary of Army Cadet Force Assocation.

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Service History

  • 1973
    Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (Officer Cadet)
  • 1974
    Platoon Commander 16 Parachute Heavy Drop Company RAOC 16 Para Hy Drop Coy RAOC (Lieutenant)
  • 1977
    Army School of Ammo (Lieutenant)
  • 1980
    Dir Land Service Ammo/421 Para EOD Unit RAOC (Captain)
  • 1981
    321 EOD Unit RAOC (Belfast) (Captain)
  • 1981
    22 AD Regt RA (Captain)
  • 1983
    HQ QMG Andover (Supply Management Army) (Captain)
  • 1985
    School of Ordnance (Captain)
  • 1987
    Army Staff College (Major)
  • 1988
    HQLF Wilton SO2 G3 Individual Training (Major)
  • 1989
    AMF(L) Supply Company RAOC (Major)
  • 1992
    HQ DGOS (Ord 5) Andover (Acting Colonel)
  • 1992
    5 Airborne Brigade Logistic Battalion 5 Airborne Brigade Logistic Battalion (Lieutenant-Colonel)
  • 1995
    Joint Services Defence College (DS) (Lieutenant-Colonel)
  • 1997
    DCOS 3 (United Kingdom) Division (Colonel)
  • 1999
    DLO Andover (Equipment Support Land) (Brigadier)
  • 2001
    Comd 42 (North West) Brigade (Brigadier)
  • 2004
    MoD Director Logistic Operations (Brigadier)


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John Broughton said:
I remember Mike Wharmby at Heavy Drop between 1972 - 76
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