John Cuthbert (Royal Navy officer)
|Sir John Cuthbert|
|Born||9 April 1902|
|Died||7 December 1987 (aged 85)|
|Years of service||1919–1958|
|Commands held||HMS Glasgow
Flotillas for the Home Fleet
Scotland and Northern Ireland
South Atlantic Station
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Cuthbert joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1919. He served in World War II as Commanding Officer of the cruiser HMS Glasgow, as a member of the Joint Planning Staff at the Admiralty and then as Commanding Officer of the cruiser HMS Ajax. After the War he was appointed Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance and then Deputy Controller at the Admiralty. He was made Flag Officer Flotillas for the Home Fleet in 1953 and Admiral commanding the Reserves in 1955 before becoming Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1956 and retiring in 1958.
In 1928 he married Betty Wake Shorrock; they had no children.
Sir Geoffrey Robson
|Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland