Cameron Rusby

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Sir Cameron Rusby
Born (1926-02-20)20 February 1926
Valletta, Malta
Died 6 September 2013(2013-09-06) (aged 87)
Melrose, Scottish Borders
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1945 - 1982
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Ulster
HMS Tartar
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order

Vice Admiral Sir Cameron Rusby KCB LVO (20 February 1926 – 6 September 2013) was a Royal Navy officer who became Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Rusby joined the Royal Navy in February 1945.[1] He served in the closing stages of World War II before being given command of the frigate HMS Ulster in 1958.[2][3] He became Executive Officer on HMY Britannia in 1962, Deputy Director of Naval Signals in 1965 and Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Tartar in 1969.[2] He went on to be Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans and Policy) to the Supreme Allied Commander-in-Chief Southern Europe in 1969, Senior Naval Officer in the West Indies in 1972 and Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Operations) in 1974.[2] His last appointments were as Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1977 and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1980 before retiring in 1982.[2] He died on 6 September 2013.[4][5]


In 1948 he married Marion Bell, with whom he had two daughters.[2]


  1. ^ "No. 37480". The London Gazette. 22 February 1946. p. 1088. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Debrett's People of Today 1994
  3. ^ "HMS Ulster". Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  4. ^ "RUSBY - Deaths Announcements - Telegraph Announcements". 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  5. ^ "Obituary: Vice Admiral Sir Cameron Rusby KCB". The Scotsman. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Troup
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Baird
Preceded by
Sir David Loram
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic
Succeeded by
Sir David Hallifax