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Commodore Peter Hudson CBE ADC Royal Navy
Commodore Peter Hudson CBE ADC Royal Navy

Commodore Peter Hudson CBE ADC Royal Navy

Commander Amphibious Task Group (COMATG)

Commander UK/NL Amphibious Group (COMUKNLPHIBGRU)

Born in Lancashire in 1961, Commodore Peter Hudson joined the Royal Navy directly from school in 1980.  After basic training at BRNC Dartmouth he undertook a series of watchkeeping appointments before completing warfare training in 1988, during which he specialised as a navigator.  Thereafter he served as Squadron Navigator to the Captain of the Sixth Frigate Squadron based in HMS Hermione, upon the warfare staff of Flag Officer Sea Training and, in 1992 as the Navigator of the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible.  This latter appointment included major task group deployments to the Far East and to the Adriatic where the ship participated in UN operations within Former Yugoslavia.

In 1994 he was appointed as Commanding Officer of the Mine Counter Measures Vessel HMS Cottesmore for a two-year period that, in addition to primary minewarfare duties, included a 12-month secondment to the Royal Navy’s Fishery Protection Squadron.  Promoted to Commander in December 1996, he served as the Commanding Officer of the Type 23 Frigate, HMS Norfolk, which included a 7-month deployment to the Falkland Islands and South America as well as visits to both the East and West coasts of the USA.  On relinquishing command he served in the Fleet HQ as the Fleet Operations Officer.

In December 2000, after a short tour in the Ministry of Defence, he was promoted Captain and assigned to lead a small team that rationalised the 5 regional Fleet HQs into a single, integrated HQ which was located in Portsmouth; a project known as Fleet First. In 2002 he joined the 19,000 ton Amphibious Assault Ship HMS Albion whilst she was under construction in Barrow.  The ship was commissioned into the RN in early 2003 and as her first Commanding Officer he led her through a testing first of class trials programme and into full operational service in early 2004, a package which included substantial deployments to Norway and the United States as the ATG Flagship.  He was appointed CBE in 2005. 

Promoted to Commodore in Oct 2004, he spent a year leading the Fleet Personnel division before moving to London as the Director of Naval Resources and Plans in 2005.  He assumed the Command appointment of Commodore Amphibious Task Group in February 2008. 

Commodore Hudson lives in Chichester with his wife Linda, a local GP, and their two young sons Hugh (1998) and Jamie (2001).  A Freeman of the City of London and a Younger Brother of Trinity House, his spare time is dedicated to family activities although he occasionally he finds space for a little cricket, fell walking and fly-fishing.