Battle of Crete
The Battle of Crete (German: Luftlandeschlacht um Kreta; Greek: Μάχη της Κρήτης) was a battle fought during World War II on the Greek island of Crete. It began on the morning of 20 May 1941, w...
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Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape
Admiral of the Fleet Bruce Austin Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape GCB, KBE (5 February 1888 – 12 February 1981) was a senior Royal Navy officer. He served in World War I and saw action during t...
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Charles Lambe
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Edward Lambe GCB, CVO (20 December 1900 – 29 August 1960) was a senior Royal Navy officer. He fought in the Second World War in command of a cruiser, as Director of Na...
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Rosslyn Wemyss, 1st Baron Wester Wemyss
Admiral of the Fleet Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss, 1st Baron Wester Wemyss, GCB CMG MVO (12 April 1864 – 24 May 1933), known as Sir Rosslyn Wemyss between 1916 and 1919, was a Royal Navy off...
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Battle of Taranto
The Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11–12 November 1940 during the Second World War between British naval forces, under Admiral Andrew Cunningham, and Italian naval forces, under Admiral ...
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Frederick Grey
Admiral The Hon. Sir Frederick William Grey GCB (23 August 1805 – 2 May 1878) was a Royal Navy officer. As a captain he saw action in the First Opium War and was deployed as principal agent of transpo...
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Attack on Mers-el-Kébir
The Attack on Mers-el-Kébir, part of Operation Catapult and also known as the Battle of Mers-el-Kébir, was a British naval bombardment of the French Navy (Marine Nationale) at its base at Mers-el-Kébi...
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Glorious First of June
The Glorious First of June (also known in France as the Bataille du 13 prairial an 2 or Combat de Prairial) of 1794 was the first and largest fleet action of the naval conflict between the Kingdom of...
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Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet
Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet GCB (22 April 1772 – 19 August 1853) was a Royal Navy officer. As a captain he was present at the battle of Cape St Vincent in February 179...
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Anthony Hoskins
Admiral Sir Anthony Hiley Hoskins, GCB (1 September 1828 – 21 June 1901), was a Royal Navy officer. As a junior officer, he took part in the Cape Frontier War of 1851 and then saw action at the Battle...
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Jonathon Band
Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB, DL (born 2 February 1950) was the First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff from 2006 to 2009, the most senior serving officer in the Royal Navy. Before serving a...
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William Staveley (Royal Navy officer)
Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Doveton Minet Staveley GCB, DL (10 November 1928 – 13 October 1997) was a Royal Navy officer. Staveley saw service as a minesweeper commander on coastal patrol du...
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Maurice Berkeley, 1st Baron FitzHardinge
Admiral Maurice Frederick FitzHardinge Berkeley, 1st Baron FitzHardinge, GCB PC DL (3 January 1788 – 17 October 1867) was a Royal Navy officer. As a junior officer he commanded gunboats on t...
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Sir William Martin, 4th Baronet
Admiral Sir William Fanshawe Martin, 4th Baronet, GCB (5 December 1801 – 24 March 1895), was a Royal Navy officer. As a commander, he provided valuable support to British merchants at Callao in Peru i...
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Richard Vesey Hamilton
Admiral Sir Richard Vesey Hamilton, GCB (28 May 1829 – 17 September 1912) was a Royal Navy officer. As a junior officer he twice volunteered to take part in missions to search for Sir John Frank...
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George Wellesley
Admiral Sir George Greville Wellesley GCB (2 August 1814 – 6 April 1901) was a Royal Navy officer. As a junior officer he took part in the capture of Acre during the Oriental Crisis in 1840 and,...
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Rhoderick McGrigor
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Rhoderick Robert McGrigor GCB (12 April 1893 – 3 December 1959) was a senior Royal Navy officer. He fought in World War I and saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign and then...
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Great Siege of Gibraltar
The Great Siege of Gibraltar was an unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France to capture Gibraltar from the British during the American War of Independence. This was the largest action fought during th...
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David Luce
Admiral Sir John David Luce GCB, DSO & Bar, OBE (23 January 1906 – 6 January 1971) was a Royal Navy officer. He fought in World War II as a submarine commander before taking part in the Dieppe Rai...
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Francis Bridgeman (Royal Navy officer)
Admiral Sir Francis Charles Bridgeman Bridgeman GCB, GCVO (7 December 1848 – 17 February 1929) was a Royal Navy officer. As a Captain he commanded a battleship and then an armoured cruiser and t...
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Benjamin Bathurst (Royal Navy officer)
Admiral of the Fleet Sir David Benjamin Bathurst GCB, DL (born 27 May 1936) is a former Royal Navy officer. After training as a pilot and qualifying as a helicopter instructor, Bathurst commanded...
Nootka Sound Crisis
The Nootka Crisis was an international incident and political dispute between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Spain, triggered by a series of events that took place during the summer o...
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George Heneage Dundas
Rear Admiral George Heneage Lawrence Dundas CB (8 September 1778 – 7 October 1834) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy. As a junior officer he came to prominence due to his brave conduct during a f...
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Henry Leach
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Conyers Leach GCB, DL (18 November 1923 – 26 April 2011) was a Royal Navy officer who, as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff during the early 1980s, was in...
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Edward Ashmore
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Beckwith Ashmore GCB, DSC (born 11 December 1919) is a former senior Royal Navy officer. He served in World War II and then commanded two frigates before achieving...
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Hastings Yelverton
Admiral Sir Hastings Reginald Yelverton, GCB, born Hastings Reginald Henry (March 1808 – 24 July 1878) was a Royal Navy officer. As a junior officer he took part in a major action against pirates off ...
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Roger Backhouse
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Roland Charles Backhouse GCB GCVO CMG (24 November 1878 – 15 July 1939) was a Royal Navy officer. He served in World War I as a cruiser commander and after the War becam...
Arthur Wilson (Royal Navy officer)
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson VC, GCB, OM, GCVO, Bt (4 March 1842 – 25 May 1921) was a Royal Navy officer. He served in the Anglo-Egyptian War and then the Mahdist War being awar...
Michael Pollock
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Patrick Pollock GCB, LVO, DSC (19 October 1916 – 27 September 2006) was a British officer in the Royal Navy who rose to become First Sea Lord and Chief ...
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