Major-General Sir Joseph Michael Palmer was born on October 17, 1928 and died on February 21, 2017.
He was a senior British Army officer.
He served as the Defence Services Secretary from 1982 to 1985.
Micheal was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel William Robert Palmer, DSO and his wife Joan Audrey Palmer (née Smith).
Palmer was educated at Wellington College at Crowthorne in Berkshire.
Michael and his wife Jilly have three children, Jeremy, Jonathan and Deborah.
He was the father-in-law of artist and journalist, Angela Palmer.
Sir Michael Palmer passed away at 88 years old.