John Cuthbert (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir John Cuthbert
Born 9 April 1902
Died 7 December 1987 (aged 85)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1919–1958
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Glasgow
HMS Ajax
HMS Vengeance
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

Vice Admiral Sir John Wilson Cuthbert KBE CB DL (9 April 1902 – 7 December 1987) was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Naval career[edit]

Cuthbert joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1919.[1] 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.[1] After the War he was appointed Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance and then Deputy Controller at the Admiralty.[1] 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.[2]

He lived at Hurstbourne Tarrant in Hampshire and was a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire.[3]

Family[edit]

In 1928 he married Betty Wake Shorrock; they had no children.[4]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Geoffrey Robson
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
1956–1958
Succeeded by
David Luce