Stuart Middleton – Defence


Brigadier Stuart Middleton served in the Army for 37 years. A graduate of the Army Staff College and a Chartered Engineer, he had very wide experience in his long career. This included service with the British Army of the Rhine, a spell working with the US Army in Washington and assignments  concerned with the integration of the work of the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. He is the grandson of both a Naval and an Army office.

Commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Stuart initially studied aero-mechanical engineering. Later in his career he was closely involved with equipment and procurement programmes, which involved a wide range of advanced technology. This included the selection, introduction and use of different equipment and its modification in the light of its performance in service.

On leaving the Army Stuart spent six years as Director of Transport for the Metropolitan Police, where he was in charge of the supply, maintenance and disposal of its vehicles and boats.

Throughout his career Stuart has written on a large number of Defence and security topics, usually for confidential internal purposes. He has welcomed the chance to open up this important subject to a wider audience, drawing on publicly available material. In his spare time he is an unsuccessful watercolour artist.