Raymond Lygo

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Sir Raymond Lygo
Lygo as captain of HMS Juno 1968.jpg
Captain Raymond Lygo – HMS Juno, 1968
Born (1924-03-15)15 March 1924
Died 7 March 2012(2012-03-07) (aged 87)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1942 - 1978
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Lowestoft
HMS Juno
HMS Ark Royal
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Raymond Derek Lygo, KCB (15 March 1924 – 7 March 2012) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Vice Chief of the Naval Staff.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Ilford County High School and Clark's College, Bromley, Lygo joined the Royal Navy in 1942 during World War II.[1] He was appointed the commanding officer of the frigate Lowestoft in 1961, the frigate Juno in 1967 and the aircraft carrier Ark Royal in 1969.[2] He went on to be Vice Chief of the Naval Staff in 1975 and retired in 1978.[1]

After retirement, he joined British Aerospace, becoming Chief Executive in 1986.[3]

He went on to be Chairman of the Rutland Trust in 1991, Chairman of TNT (Express) UK Ltd in 1992 and Chairman of the Liontrust First UK Investment Trust in 1997.[1] He was Patron of the Fleet Air Arm Association.[4]


In 1950 he married Pepper Van Osten; they had two sons and one daughter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ Unit Histories
  3. ^ "Transcript of "File on 4" Current Affairs Group" (PDF). BBC Radio 4. 8 June 2004. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "About the FAAA". The Fleet Air Arm Association. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir John Treacher
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Succeeded by
Sir Anthony Morton