Martin Lucey

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Martin Lucey
Born 21 January 1920
Died 8 July 1992 (aged 72)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1938 – 1974
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held 7th Frigate Squadron
Scotland and Northern Ireland
Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Cross

Rear Admiral Martin Noel Lucey CB DSC (21 January 1920 – 8 July 1992) was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland and Admiral President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk, Lucey entered the Royal Navy in 1938.[1] He served in the Second World War being promoted Lieutenant in 1941[2] and being awarded the DSC in 1944.[3] He became Commanding officer of the frigate HMS Puma as well as Captain of the 7th Frigate Squadron in early 1966, Director of Seamen Officer Appointments later that year, and Commodore, West Indies, in 1968.[4] He went on to be Admiral President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1970[5] and Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1972 before retiring in 1974.[6]

In retirement Lucey lived in Houghton, West Sussex,[5] and died on 8 July 1992.

Family[edit]

In 1947 he married Barbara Mary Key.[5] They had two sons and one daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'LUCEY, Rear-Adm. Martin Noel', in Who Was Who 1991–1995 (London: A & C Black, 1996, ISBN 0-7136-4496-6)
  2. ^ "No. 35394". The London Gazette. 26 December 1941. p. 7307. 
  3. ^ "No. 36794". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 November 1944. p. 5224. 
  4. ^ Senior Royal Navy appointments Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b c Kelly's Handbook 1976
  6. ^ Listing compiled by historian Colin Mackie Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
Military offices
Preceded by
Edward Gueritz
President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1970–1972
Succeeded by
Edward Ellis
Preceded by
David Dunbar-Nasmith
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
1972–1974
Succeeded by
Sir Anthony Troup