List of Royal Navy rear admirals

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Rear admiral (RAdm) is a flag officer rank of the British Royal Navy. It is immediately superior to commodore and is subordinate to vice admiral. It is a two-star rank and has a NATO ranking code of OF-7.

The rank originated in the days of naval sailing squadrons and each naval squadron would be assigned an admiral as its head. He would command from the centre vessel and direct the activities of the squadron. The admiral would in turn be assisted by a vice admiral, who commanded the lead ships which would bear the brunt of a naval battle. In the rear of the naval squadron, a third admiral would command the remaining ships and, as this section of the squadron was considered to be in the least danger, the admiral in command of the rear would typically be the most junior of the squadron admirals. This has survived into the modern age, with the rank of rear admiral the most-junior of the admiralty ranks of many navies.

List of Royal Navy rear admirals

List of Rear Admirals[edit]

Promoted Name Born Died Notes
1892 James Albert Bedbrook 1845 1902 Retired 1901
1892 Francis Henry Blackburne 1835 1902 on the Retired list since 1890;
promoted Vice Admiral on retired list in 1898
Sir Lewis Anthony Beaumont, GCB, KCMG 1847 1922 Promoted Vice Admiral in 1902
3 March 1900[2] Sir Harry Tremenheere Grenfell, KCB, CMG 1845 1906 Promoted Vice Admiral on 20 February 1905
21 March 1900[3] Sir Baldwin Wake Walker 1846 1905
9 September 1902[4] Charles James Barlow, DSO 1848 1921 Promoted Vice Admiral on 23 November 1906[5]
22 September 1902[6] Henry John May, CB 1853 1904
23 November 1906[5] William Blake Fisher, CB 1853 1926
23 November 1906[5] Francis Raymond Pelly 1850 1907 on the retired list from 1905
John Gordon Tolhurst, CB 1943 Retired list 1997
Richard Oran Irwin, CB
Roger Charles Lane-Nott, CB 1945
Roger Charles Moylan-Jones 1940 Retired list 26 April 1995[7]
M. R. Thomas Retired list 30 April 1996[8]
Frederick Brian Goodson, CB, OBE 1938 Retired list 4 May 1996[8]
John Patrick Clarke, CB, LVO, MBE
Frederick Peter Scourse, CB, MBE 1944 Retired list 2 May 1997[9]
Terence William Loughran, CB
David John Wood, CB
Richard Thomas Ryder Phillips, CB
Paul Anthony Moseley Thomas, CB
Andrew Bankes Gough, CB
John Allan Trewby, CB
M. P. W. H. Paine Surgeon Rear Admiral; Retired list 4 July 1999[10]
J. A. Burch, CBE Retired list 5 July 2000[11]
John Chadwick, CB Retired list 8 November 2001[12]
Robert Patrick Stevens, CB
Brian Benjamin Perowne, CB 1947
1998 Iain Robert Henderson, CB, CBE Retired list 31 October 2001[12]
Sir Jeremy Michael de Halpert, KCVO, CB 1947 Retired list 2002
Sir Patrick Barton Rowe, KCVO, CBE
Alastair Boyd Ross CB, CBE No 55513 The London Gazzette 12 June 1999
2000 Nigel Charles Forbes Guild, CB 1949
2001 Niall Stuart Roderick Kilgour, CB 1950 Retired list 25 September 2004[13]
Rees Graham John Ward, CB
Christopher David Stanford, CB
Philip Duncan Greenish, CBE
Peter Roland Davies, CB, CBE
James Campsie Rapp, CB
Richard John Lippiett, CB, CBE 1949
Alexander Kirkwood Backus, CB, OBE
Jonathon Reeve, CB 1949
Roger Graham Lockwood, CB
2003 Richard Frank Cheadle, CB 1950
2003 Nicholas Henry Linton Harris, CB, MBE 1952
2004 Philip Lawrence Wilcocks, CB, DSC 1953
Simon Richard James Goodall, CBE Retired list 10 December 2005[14]
R. S. Ainsley Retired list 9 October 2006[15]
David George Snelson, CB 1951 Retired list 16 October 2006[15]
30 August 2004 Christopher Hugh Trevor Clayton Retired list 29 December 2007[16]
2 September 2004[13] Nigel J. F. Raby, OBE Retired list 18 November 2006[15]
S. M. Henley, MBE Retired list 11 August 2007[17]
7 September 2004[13] Kim J. Borley, CB Retired list 17 August 2007[18]
Robert Love, CB, OBE Retired list 26 October 2011[19]
10 November 2005[20] Neil Morisetti, CB Retired list
29 August 2006[21] Sir George Michael Zambellas, GCB, DSC 1958 Promoted Vice Admiral in 2011
31 August 2006[21] Amjad Mazhar Hussain, CB 1958 Retired list 22 June 2012[22]
9 January 2007[23] Christopher A. Snow, CBE Retired list 12 November 2011[24]
Malcolm Charles Cree, CBE
A. J. Rix, CB Retired list 8 December 2010[25]
Thomas Michael Karsten, CBE Retired list 19 September 2015[26]
Richard Derek Leaman, CB, OBE 1956 Retired list 31 Mar 2010[27]
30 April 2007[28] Ian Moncrieff, CBE
1 August 2007[17] Alan David Richards, CB 1958 Promoted Vice Admiral in 2012
5 February 2008[16] Simon B. Charlier
14 February 2008[29] Sir Philip Andrew Jones, KCB 1960 Promoted Vice Admiral in 2011
June 2008 Lionel John Jarvis, CBE Surgeon Rear Admiral; Retired list 26 June 2012[30]
2 March 2009[31] Sir Frederick Donald Gosling, KCVO 1929 Honorary Rear Admiral Royal Naval Reserve, promoted Honorary Vice Admiral RNR in 2015
19 February 2010[32] HRH The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, ADC 1960 Promoted Vice Admiral in 2015
29 March 2010[27] Thomas A. Cunnigham
28 April 2010[33] Alan R. Rymer
30 April 2010[27] Sir David George Steel, KBE 1961 Promoted Vice Admiral in 2012
7 June 2010[34] Philip B. Mathias, CBE
1 August 2010[35] Jeffrey Maurice Sterling, Baron Sterling of Plaistow, GCVO, CBE 1934 Honorary Rear Admiral Royal Naval Reserve, promoted Honorary Vice Admiral RNR in 2015
28 November 2011[19] John Howard James Gower, CB OBE
16 January 2012[36] Timothy Peter Fraser, CB Promoted vice admiral in 2017
11 September 2012[37] Simon Jonathan Woodcock, OBE 1962 Promoted vice admiral in 2015
17 September 2012[37] Timothy Miles Lowe, CBE
17 September 2012[37] Simon Paul Williams, CB, CVO
August 2014 John Robert Hamilton Clink, CBE
James Anthony Morse, CB
Michael P. Wareham Retired list 4 May 2017[38]
Simon James Ancona, CBE Retired list 20 July 2017[39]
John Matthew Leonard Kingwell, CBE
Paul Martin Bennett, CB, OBE
Henry Hardyman Parker, CB 1963
Robert Kenneth Tarrant, CB 1961
Keith Edward Blount, CB 1966
Richard Stokes, CBE 1966
Nicholas William Hine, CB
4 April 2017[40] Jonathan P. Pentreath, OBE
24 October 2017[41] Paul V. Halton, OBE
Anthony David Radakin, CB 1965 Promoted vice admiral in 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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