Richard Davies (courtier)

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Sir Richard Davies KCVO CBE (1916 – 29 January 1995) was a member of the Household of the Duke of Edinburgh of the United Kingdom.


Davies was educated at Porth County School, and Cardiff Technical School. He graduated with a BSc, and was a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a FIEE.

He was a member of the Scientific Civil Service 1939-1946, and was in the British Air Commission, Washington, DC, 1944-1945.

After World War II he joined Ferranti,[1][2] and was vice-president of Ferranti Electric Ltd 1948-1963, and a director of Ferranti Ltd 1970-1976.

In 1977 he joined the Household of the Duke of Edinburgh of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh as Assistant Private Secretary. He was acting Private Secretary and Treasurer following the death of Lord Rupert Nevill in 1982, and retired in 1984, when he became an Extra Equerry.

Davies was made a CBE in 1962, and a CVO in 1982. He was advanced to KCVO in 1984.


  1. ^ Norman R. Ball; John N. Vardalas (1 January 1994). Ferranti-Packard: Pioneers in Canadian Electrical Manufacturing. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-7735-0983-2. 
  2. ^ Reed Business Information (16 August 1973). New Scientist. Reed Business Information. pp. 401–. ISSN 0262-4079.