Lindsay Bryson

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Sir Lindsay Bryson
Born (1925-01-22)22 January 1925
Died 24 March 2005(2005-03-24) (aged 80)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1942–1984
Rank Admiral
Battles/wars World War II
Falklands War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Lindsay Sutherland Bryson KCB (22 January 1925 – 24 March 2005) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Controller of the Navy.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Allan Glen's School in Glasgow, Bryson joined the Royal Navy in 1942.[1] He served during World War II as an engineering cadet.[1] He commanding the naval engineering training school, HMS Daedalus, and then led the Royal Navy's guided weapons programmes from 1973.[1] He was appointed Controller of the Navy in 1981 and served in that role during the Falklands War retiring in 1984.[1]

After leaving the Navy he served in 1985 as president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He was Deputy Chairman of GEC-Marconi from 1987 to 1990.[1] He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove in 1989.[2]


In 1951 he married Averil Curtis-Willson; they had a son and two daughters.[1] Lady Bryson died in January 2017.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Admiral Sir Lindsay Bryson". Daily Telegraph. 16 May 2005. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ London Gazette, issue no.51936, 15 November 1989
  3. ^ Bryson
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir John Fieldhouse
Controller of the Navy
Succeeded by
Sir Derek Reffell