|Sir Richard Fitch|
|Born||2 June 1929
|Died||15 February 1994|
|Years of service||1942 - 1988|
|Commands held||HMS Berwick
Flag Officer Third Flotilla
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
He was made Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Berwick in 1966 and then joined the staff of the Flag Officer Second in Command for the Far East Fleet in 1967. He was made Commander of the frigate HMS Apollo in 1973 and then became Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord in 1974.
He was made Captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes in 1976 and Director of Naval Warfare at the Ministry of Defence in 1978. He went on to be Naval Secretary in 1980 and Flag Officer Third Flotilla in 1983. He was made Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel as well as President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1986 and retired in 1988.
In 1969 he married Kathleen Marie-Louise Igert; they went on to have one son.
- Obituary: Admiral Sir Richard Fitch The Independent, 22 February 1994
- Debrett's People of Today 1994
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Sir Brian Brown