ACM Sir Mike Armitage
We are sad to announce that Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael John Armitage, KCB, CBE of 58 Entry (C Sqn)
passed away on the 25th December 2022.
Mike Armitage first joined the Royal Air Force's Aircraft Apprentice Scheme at RAF Halton in 1947
before attending the Royal Air Force College Cranwell.
After three years on 28 Sqn in Hong Kong, he completed three tours in Flying Training Command. Following attendance at the Staff College, he began the first of three tours in Germany. He then served on the
Directing Staff at the Joint Service Staff College, Latimer before being promoted to Group Captain.
He was appointed Officer Commanding No. 17 Squadron in 1967 and Station Commander at RAF Luqa in 1972.
He was then Director of Forward Policy in 1976, Deputy Commander of RAF Germany in 1978 and Senior RAF Representative on the Directing Staff at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1980. He went on to be Director of Service Intelligence in 1982, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence) in 1983 and Chief of Defence Intelligence in 1984. He became Air Member for Supply and Organisation in 1985 then Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1988 before retiring in 1990.
Sir Mike was President of the Halton Apprentices Association and of FOGIES (Former Old Gliding Instructors).