Jerry Kyd

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Jerry Kyd
Capt. Jerry Kyd presents a plaque 170808-N-SJ730-109.jpg
Kyd (left)
Born August 1967
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1990–Present
Rank Commodore
Commands held
HMS Queen Elizabeth being launched in July 2014

Commodore Jeremy Paul Kyd (born August 1967)[1] is a Royal Navy officer.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at King's School, Macclesfield[2] and the University of Southampton, Kyd joined the Royal Navy on 20 October 1990.[3] He was given command of the frigate HMS Monmouth in 2004. Promoted to captain on 2 November 2009,[4] he became commanding officer of HMS Ark Royal in September 2010,[5] commanding officer of HMS Illustrious in 2011 and commanding officer of the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in September 2012.[6][7]

Kyd became the first captain of the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as well as Commander United Kingdom Task Group in February 2014.[8][9] As commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, he will routinely wear the Royal Navy rank of Captain while retaining the substantive rank of Commodore, following historical custom.[10] He became Commander, Carrier Strike Group in February 2015.[11]

Kyd will become Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces in October 2018.[11]


  1. ^ "Jeremy Paul Kyd". Companies House. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Former King's Pupil is Captain of New HMS Queen Elizabeth II". King's School, Macclesfield. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  3. ^ "No. 52353". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 December 1990. p. 18701.
  4. ^ "No. 59270". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 December 2009. p. 21693.
  5. ^ Bannister, Sam (3 July 2014). "Captain: HMS Queen Elizabeth is 'the start of a new era of British sea power'". The News. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Captain Jerry Kyd - Commodore Britannia Royal Naval College 2012-2014". By The Dart. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Jerry takes his final salute at college". Herald Express. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Royal Navy Appoints first captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth". Royal Navy. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  9. ^ "First captain of Navy's new carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth announced". Navy News. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  10. ^ "HMS Queen Elizabeth". Royal Navy. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  11. ^ a b "Senior Royal Navy Appointments" (PDF). Retrieved 2 September 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Jerry Kyd at Wikimedia Commons