|Sir Geoffrey Barnard|
12 November 1902|
St George Hanover Square, London
|Died||19 December 1974
|Years of service||1916–1959|
|Commands held||President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich (1956–58)
Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (1953–54)
HMIS Delhi (1950–51)
HMS Aurora (1943–45)
HMS Daring (1935–37)
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order & Bar
Mentioned in Despatches
Legion of Honour (France)
Croix de guerre (France)
He served in the Second World War as Fleet Gunnery Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, earning the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) at the Battle of Cape Matapan in March 1941, and seeing action at the landings in North Africa in 1942. He took command of the cruiser HMS Aurora in 1944, and was awarded a Bar to his DSO during Operation Dragoon in 1945.
After the War he became Chief Staff Officer to the Flag Officer (Air) in 1946 and Director of the Royal Navy Tactical School in 1948. He was attached to the Indian Navy and commanded the Indian Navy Squadron from 1950 before being appointed Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Warfare) in 1952. He became Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff and a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty in 1953 and Naval Attaché at the Joint Services Mission in Washington D. C. in 1954. His last role was as President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1956 before retiring in 1959.
In 1926 he married Julyan Frances Crawley; they had one son and two daughters.
Sir Edward Evans-Lombe
|Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff
Sir Eric Clifford
Sir William Andrewes
|President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich