John Graham Hamilton
|Sir John Hamilton|
Admiral John Hamilton in Haifa Port, 1966
|Years of service||1924–1967|
|Commands held||HMS Alacrity
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
He served in World War II on the staff of Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham in the Mediterranean Fleet and was then Gunnery Officer on the battleship HMS Warspite in South East Asia. He also carried out the planning of the Naval Fire Support for the Normandy landings.
After the war he commanded HMS Alacrity before becoming Deputy Director of Radio Equipment in 1950. He went on to be Commander of the 5th Destroyer Squadron in 1952 and Director of Naval Ordnance at the Admiralty in 1954. He was given command of the cruiser HMS Newfoundland in 1956 and became Naval Secretary in 1958. Then he became Flag Officer (Flotillas) for the Home Fleet in 1960 and Flag Officer, Naval Air Command in 1962. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean in 1964. He retired in 1967.
Sir Deric Holland-Martin
|Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet