John Carlill

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John Carlill
Born (1925-10-24)24 October 1925
Died 10 November 2015(2015-11-10) (aged 90)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1939–1982
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Rear Admiral John Hildred Carlill OBE, DL (24 October 1925 – 10 November 2015) was a Royal Navy officer who became President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Carlill joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and served in World War II in the cruiser HMS Mauritius.[1] He became Secretary to the Flag Officer Naval Air Command, Director of Naval Manning and Training at the Ministry of Defence and then Secretary to the Second Sea Lord.[1] He went on to be President of the Admiralty Inverview Board before becoming Commodore commanding the shore establishment HMS Drake in 1977 and then Admiral President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1980 before retiring in 1982.[2]

In retirement he became Secretary of the Engineering Council.[1] He died on 10 November 2015.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ Senior Royal Navy appointments Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Carlill". The Telegraph. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Anthony Cooke
President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Succeeded by
Became an honorary role
held by the Second Sea Lord