Barry Wilson (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Barry Wilson
Born 5 June 1936
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Mohawk
HMS Cardiff
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Sir Barry Nigel Wilson, KCB, (born 5 June 1936) is a former senior Royal Navy officer.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Britannia Royal Naval College, Wilson became commanding officer of the frigate HMS Mohawk in 1973 before becoming the first captain of the destroyer HMS Cardiff in 1978.[1] He went on to be Director of Navy Plans in 1983, Flag Officer Sea Training in 1986 and Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Programmes) in 1987.[2] His last appointment was as Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel) in 1989 before retiring in 1992.[2]

In retirement he became chairman of SSAFA Forces Help.[2]


In 1961 he married Elizabeth Ann Hardy; they had one son and one daughter.[2]


  1. ^ "Navy News - The Falklands Conflict - Fact Card - HMS Cardiff". Archived from the original on 7 March 2007. Retrieved 10 February 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d Debrett's People of Today
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir David Parry-Evans
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel)
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Boyd-Carpenter