Thomas Baird

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Sir Thomas Baird
Born 17 May 1924 (age 91)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1941 - 1982
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Glamorgan
Scotland and Northern Ireland
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Henry Eustace Baird KCB DL (born 17 May 1924) is a former Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Baird joined the Royal Navy in 1941 during World War II.[1] He became Captain of the destroyer HMS Glamorgan in 1971.[2] He was appointed Captain of the Fleet in 1973, Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command in 1976 and Director-General of Naval Personnel Services in 1978.[1] He went on to be Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1979 before retiring in 1982.[3]

In retirement he was made Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Erskine Hospital in Renfrewshire.[1] He also became Deputy Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran.[4]


In 1953 he married Angela Florence Ann Paul; they have one son and one daughter.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Cameron Rusby
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Succeeded by
Robert Squires