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ADMIRALS OF THE RAN


Rear Admirals
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Oldham, George Carmichael, CBE 1962 DSC 1945; b. 4 Sep. 1906 Glenelg, SA; educ. Pulteney Gram. Sch, Adelaide; entered RAN Coll. 1920; Midshipman 1924; 1939-45 War (Staff Officer (Ops & Int) to Rear-Adm Comdg. Aust. Sqdn 19140-41, CO Swan 1942-43, Shropshire 1944-45 (twice MID)); Joint Sec. Aust. Chiefs of Staff Committee 1945-46; CO Warramunga 1946-48; Dir. Naval Intelligence 1948-49; CO Australia 1949-51; Capt. Supt. Sydney 1951-53; CO Sydney 1953-55; RAN LO London 1955-56; Imperial Def. Coll. 1957; Fourth Naval Member for Naval Aviation ANB 1958; CO Watson 1958-60; Flag Officer-in-charge East Aust. Area (as Acting Rear-Adm) 1960-62 (retd.); company director; d. 28 Sep. 1974 Sydney

Oxenbould, Christopher John, AO 1991; b. 19 Nov. 1946 Sydney; educ. Sydney C of E Gram. Sch (Shore); entered RAN Coll. 1962, grad. 1966; warfare & navig. training in UK 1972-73; Navig. & Ops Officer Torrens 1973; Navig. Officer Hobart 1976; Officer-in-Charge RAN Navig. Sch 1978-80; grad. RAN Staff Coll. 1980; on staff of Fleet HQ 1982-84; CO Canberra 1984-85; in Naval Plans & Policy Br., Navy Office 1985; US Naval War Coll. 1986; Dir. Naval Force Development 1987-89; CO Perth 1989-90; Gulf War 1990-91 (RAN Task Group Comdr., awarded US Bronze Star Medal and Saudi Arabia Order of King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz 3rd Class); Dir-Gen. Naval Policy & Warfare 1991; Dir-Gen. Joint Ops. & Plans 1992; Asst. Chief Naval Staff (Personnel) 1993-95; Comdr. Aust. Theatre (Interim) Aust. Def. Force 1996-97; Maritime Comdr. Aust. 1995-97; Dep. Chief of Navy 1997-99 (retd.); Exec. Dir. Infrastructure Co-ord. Unit, NSW Premiers' Dept 2000-01; CEO Newcastle Port Corp. 2001-04

Perry, Patrick, CBE 1959 (OBE 1945); b. 14 Feb. 1903 Oakey, Qld; educ. St. Mary's Christian Bros. Coll., Toowoomba, Qld; entered RAN as Paymaster Cadet 1921; served in Marguerite, Melbourne, Adelaide, Australia & Canberra, and at RAN Coll. & Penguin; to UK 1936, served in HMS Ramillies; Naval LO London 1937-41; 1939-45 War (in Australia as Sec. to Rear-Adm Comdg. Aust. Sqn 1942-44); Sec. to Chief of Naval Staff 1944-48; LO London 1948-52 (qual. as barrister 1952); Dir-Gen. Supply & Secretariat Br., Dir. of Planning and Chief Naval Judge Advocate, Navy Office 1952-55, 1957-58; LO London 1955; Imperial Def. Coll. 1956; Fourth Naval Member ANB and Chief of Supply (as Rear-Adm. 1961) 1958-63 (retd.); Chrman, War Pensions Assessment Appeal Tribunal, Dept. of Repatriation, 1962-69; d. 10 May 1975 Indooroopilly, Brisbane

Pope, Cuthbert John, CBE 1935; b. 2 Mar. 1887 Tring, Hertsfordshire, UK; educ. Winchester Coll.; trained as RN Cadet HMS Britannia 1902; served on Aust. Station in HM Ships Euryalus, Fantome, Torch at various times; lent to RAN, for duty at RAN Coll. Jan. 1914; 1914-18 War (incl. in HMAS Berrima, Sydney 1914-19); transferred to RAN 1919; CO Marguerite 1924; Imperial Def. Coll. 1927; Asst. Chief of Naval Staff & Dir. Naval Intelligence; CO Albatross 1931-33, Capt. Supt. Sydney 1933-36, Capt. Supt. of Training Flinders Naval Depot 1936-39; CO HMS California in N. Atlantic 1939-41, NOIC Darwin 1942, Fremantle 1943-46; FOIC NSW and Adm. Supt. Sydney 1946 (retd.); d. 4 Aug. 1959 Sydney

Pritchard, Denis Adrian, CBE 1952; b. 26 Apr. 1895 Stanmore, Sydney; educ. Sydney Gram. Sch, Sydney Univ. (BSc, MB); 1939-45 War (Perth and Australia); Dir. Naval Medical Services (as Surgeon Rear-Adm 1952) 1946 until d. 11 Mar. 1955 Melbourne

Purcell, Peter Terence, AO 1995; b. 6 Mar. 1942 Colac, Vic; educ. St. Coleman's Sch (Shepparton, Vic) & St. Joseph's Coll. (Warrnambool, Vic); entered RAN Coll. 1958; Weapons Electrical Engr Officer 1977-78; Asst. Dir. Fleet Maintenance 1979; Asst. Dir. Naval Weapons Design 1982, Dir. 1983; Dir. Inshore Minehunter Project 1984; Dir-Gen. Equipment Projects 1989, Naval Production 1991; Asst. Chief of Naval Staff (Materiel) 1994-97; Head Systems Acquisition (Maritime & Ground) Dept. of Def. 1997-99 (retd.)

Purves, Frederick William, CBE 1968 (OBE 1965); b. 13 Mar. 1912 Birmingham, UK; educ. Sydney Tech. Coll.; apprentice marine engr., Adelaide S.S. Co.; Lieut. RANR 1940, permanent commission 1946; RN aeronautical engr. courses 1949-51; Fleet Engr. Officer Melbourne 1957-61; CO Nirimba 1961-63; Dep. Chief of Naval Tech. Service 1963-65, Chief 1965-66; Third Naval Member ANB 1967-69 (retd.); d. 11 Jan. 1997 Batesman Bay, NSW

Ralph, Neil, AO 1987 (AM 1980) DSC 1968; b. 25 Jun. 1932 Melbourne; joined RAN 1952, qual. first as observer, then as pilot 1958; served 805 All Weather Fighter (Sea Venom) Sqdn; to UK for helicopter training, returned with Wessex 31A in 1961; 725 and 817 ASW Helo Sqdns in Albatross and Melbourne; Vietnam War (CO RAN Helicopter Flight 1967-68); Exec. Officer Sydney; Comdr. (Air) Albatross; Dir. Naval Training 1974; CO Torrens; Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1981; CO RAN Air Stn Nowra 1984; Dep. Chief of Naval Staff 1985-88 (retd.); Commissioner for Vets Affairs

Rapke, Trevor George, AO 1978; b. 2 Sep. 1909 Prahran, Melb.; educ. Wesley Coll. and Melb. Univ. (BA 1931, LL.B. 1933); admitted to Vic. Bar 1935; joined RANVR as Paymaster Sub.Lieut. 1941, Lieut. 1941; served Australia 1942-43; left RAN 1944; Judge of County Court, Vic., 1958-78; Judge Advocate-General Aust. Naval Forces 1964-78 with hon. rank of Rear-Adm; d. 21 Jan. 1978 Templestowe, Melb.

Reed, Maxwell Peter, AO 1977; b. 19 May 1922 N. Sydney; entered RAN Coll. 1936; Midshipman 1939; on staff of Aust. Naval Attache Washington; Asst. Chief of Naval Tech. Services (Tech. Planning) 1965-67; Chief Staff Officer (Tech.) to Flag Officer Comdg. Aust. Fleet 1967-68; Gen. Mgr. Williamstown Naval Dockyard 1969-72; Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1972; Dir-Gen. Dockyards & Maintenance 1973; Chief of Naval Tech. Services (retd.); Dir. Sperry Ltd.

Richards, Ian Herbert, AO 2002; b. 15 June 1930 Adelaide; educ. Unley High Sch, SA, Univ. Qld (BEc); entered RAN Coll. 1944; Exec. Officer & CO Perth 1964-65; CO Stuart & 3rd Destroyer Sqdn 1973-74; Dir. Navy Plans 1976; Dir. Aircraft Carrier Project 1977; Aust. Navy Rep. UK 1979-80; Dep. Fleet Comdr. 1981; Chief Joint Ops. & Plans 1982-83; Dep. Chief of Naval Staff 1983-84 (retd.); CEO Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 1984-

Robertson, Andrew John, AO 1980 DSC 1953; b. 11 April 1925 Kings Norton, Eng; entered RAN Coll. 1939 from Kalamunda, WA; Midshipman 1943; 1939-45 War (Australia, Warramunga, Kimberley); Korea (Anzac 1951-52); minesweeping Barrier Reef and New Ireland in Swan; CO GPV963; CO Quickmatch 1958-59; UK Joint Staff Singapore 1960-62; Fleet Ops. Officer 1962-64; Dir. Manning & Training 1964-67; CO 1st Frigate Sqdn & Yarra 1967-68; Joint Policy Staff, Dept. of Def. 1968-71; Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1972; CO Sydney 1973, Naval Air Stn Nowra 1974-76; Dir-Gen., Naval Ops & Plans 1976; Head, Aust. Def. Staff London 1977-80; Flag Officer Naval Support Comd. 1980-82 (retd.); Federal Vice-Pres. Navy League 1982; Councillor Order of Aust. Assoc. (NSW); Chrmn. Old Sydney Town Pty. Ltd.

Robinson, Boyd Chapman, AM 1991; entered RAN Coll. 1972; RAN LO Middle East; prom. RAdm & Hd Maritime Systems Div. 2007-

Rourke, William John, AO 1983; b. 29 Jul. 1928 Pemberton, WA; educ. Perth Modern Sch; entered RAN Coll. 1942, grad. 1945; served Korea (Sydney, MID); Dep. Dir. Naval Construction 1958-60; Nuclear Engr. Course Harwell UK 1960, Yarrow Admiralty Res. Dept. 1961-62; Destroyer construction USA 1964-67; Chief Staff Officer (Tech.) East Aust. 1968-69; Mil. Adviser to Chief Def. Scientist 1969-71; RAN New Destroyer Project 1972-73; Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1974; Def. Scientific Rep. London 1975-76; Gen. Mgr. Garden Island Dockyard 1976-79; Chief of Naval Material 1979-85 (retd.)

Rowlands, Hon. Alwynne Richard Owen, AO 1994; b.26 Sep. 1937; educ. Melb. Grammar Sch, Univ. Melb. (LL.B. 1962), Lond. Univ.; Midshipman RANR 1955; admitted Vic. Bar 1963 (ACT 1974, NSW 1975); Judge County Crt Vic. 1983-88; Judge of Family Crt of Aust. 1988- ; Judge Marshal RAN 1987-92; Deputy Judge Advocate-Gen., ADF 1989-92; prom RAdm. RANR 1992; Judge Advocate Gen., ADF 1992-96

Ruting, Trevor Barmby, AM 2001 CSC 1993; b. 14 Jan. 1952; entered RAN Coll. 1968, grad. 1972; compl. M.Sc. at Univ. of London; served as engr. in HMAS Stalwart, Perth, Brisbane and carrier Melbourne, and HMS Torquay; Princ. Engr Offr, COMAUSMINPAB staff; Chief Staff Offr-Engr at Maritime HQ; Comdre Log. Support-Navy; Dir-Gen. Surface Warfare Systems (A); Dir-Gen. Maritime Support, Def. Materiel Orgn; Dir-Gen. Major Surface Combatants, DMO, 2002-03; Head Maritime Systems, DMO, 2003-07 (prom. Rear-Adm. 2004); retd.

Scarce, Kevin John, AO 2004 (AM 2001) CSC 1994; b. 4 May 1952 Adelaide; entered RAN Coll. 1968; Staff of Naval Attache Washington 1979-82; Supply Officer Perth; Dir. Supply Res. 1985-89; Supply Officer Naval Air Stn. Nowra; Chief Staff Officer Support to Maritime Comdr. 1990; Dir. Logistics Strategic Management & Preparedness; CO Cerberus; Dep. Comdr. Naval Training 1997, Comdr. 1997-99; Comdr. Logistics Support, Dept. of Def. (Navy) 1999; Support Comdr. Navy 1999-2000; Head Maritime Systems 2000-03; Under Sec. Def. Materiel 2003 (retd.); CEO Def. Unit, SA Govt. 2004- ; Gov. SA 2007-

Shirtley, Graeme Spencer, RFD 1989; b. 17 Aug. 1950; while still med. student joined RANR 1969 as recruit seaman, joined Med. Branch 1970; grad. MB BS and prom. Surg-Leut. 1975; served in various ships and estabs.; consultant radiologist to Dir-Gen. Naval Health Svces 1985; Senior Med. Reserves SPD 1988-91 (senior med. offr. afloat during Ex 'Kangaroo 89'); consultant radiologist to Surg-Gen. ADF 1990; recd. Fleet Comdr's Commendation 1992; attchd. USN Nat. Med. Centre, Bethesda, Md., 1994; Surg-Gen. ADF (as Rear-Adm) 2005-

Showers, Henry Arthur, CBE 1945; b. 24 May 1899 Carlton, Melbourne; entered RAN Coll. 1913; Midshipman 1917; 1914-18 War (HMS Glorious 1917-18); served in RN minesweepers 1922-25; CO RAN Coll. 1933; 1939-45 War (CO Adelaide 1939-42, Hobart 1942-43, Shropshire 1944); Second Naval Member 1944-46; Cmdre Supt. of Training 1946-48; Second Naval Member ANB 1948-50; prom. Acting Rear-Adm 1950; Flag Officer-in-Charge East Aust. Area 1950-55 (retd.); d. 31 Jul. 1991 Sydney

Sinclair, Peter Ross, AC 1992 (AO 1986); b. 16 Nov. 1934; educ. Nth. Sydney Boys High Sch; entered RAN Coll. 1948; Joint Service Staff Coll.; Royal Coll. Def. Studies; served in Sydney, Swan, and in 1960-68 HMS Jutland, Vendetta, Vampire; CO Duchess 1970-72, Hobart 1974-77, Penguin 1978; Dir. Naval Plans 1979-80; Dir-Gen. Mil. Staff Br., Strategic & Internatal Policy Div., Dept. of Def. 1980-82; Chief of Staff and Dep. to Naval Support Comdr. 1983-84; First Comdt. Aust. Def. Force Academy 1984-86; Flag Officer Comdg. Aust. Fleet 1987-89; Dep. Chief of Naval Staff 1989; Governor of NSW 1990-96

Smith, Geoffrey Francis, AO 2002 (AM 1996); b. 16 May 1950 Sydney; entered RAN Coll. 1968; Dir-Gen. Naval Policy & Warfare 1996-97; Comdt ADF Warfare Centre 1997-99; Comdr N. Comd. Def. 1999; Dep. Chief of Navy 1999-2000; Maritime Comdr. Aust. 2000-02 (retd.)

Stevens, John Dixon; b. 27 May 1927 Perth; educ. Kalamunda State Sch, WA; entered RAN Coll. 1941; Midshipman 1944; 1939-45 War (HMS London 1944-45); Seaman Officer in Torpedo Anti-Sub. Warfare UK 1954; staff appts. RAN 1955-62; grad. US Armed Forces Staff Coll. 1963; Aust. Joint Service Staff Washington 1963-65; CO Derwent 1965-66; Dir. Tactics & Weapon Policy, Dept. of the Navy 1967-68; Snr. Officer 1st Frigate Sqdn & CO Yarra 1968-70, CO Brisbane 1970-71; CO Creswell 1971-72; Dir-Gen. Fighting Equipment 1973-75; CO Supply 1975; Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1976; Chief of Staff to Comdr Aust. Fleet 1977-79; Chief of Naval Personnel 1979; Dep. Chief of Naval Staff 1979-81; Flag Officer Comdg. Aust. Fleet 1981-82 (retd.)

Stevenson, John Bryan, CMG 1925; b. 7 Aug. 1876 Toxteth Park, Lancashire, Eng; educ. privately; trained as RN cadet in Britannia 1890; Midshipman 1892; served with RAN from 1912; 1914-18 War (CO Berrima 1914, Cerberus 1915-16, Encounter 1916-18); Dir. Naval Ordnance 1918-20; transferred to RAN as Capt. 1919; CO Brisbane 1921-22, Adelaide 1922-24; LO London 1924-27; Second Naval Member ANB 1927-1929 (except when CO Sydney 1928); Acting Chief of Naval Staff 1929; Capt.-Supt. of Naval Establishments, Sydney, 1929-31 (retd.); d. 13 Jul. 1957 Wahroonga, Sydney

Stubington, Edward Graham, AM 1989; b. 18 Apr. 1941 Canberra; Educ. Canberra Gram. Sch & Telopea High Sch; entered RAN Coll. 1957; Exec. Officer Hobart 1977-79; Fleet Exercises & Tactics Officer 1979; Joint Services Staff Coll. 1980; Directorate Naval Officers Postings 1980-82; CO Brisbane 1982-84; US Naval War Coll. 1984-85; Dir. Joint Planning HQ ADF 1985-88; CO & DDG Class Co-Ordinator Brisbane 1988-89; Naval Officer Comdg. WA Area 1989-91; Asst. Chief Naval Staff (Personnel) 1991; Asst. Chief Def. Force (Personnel) 1992-93 (retd.)

Swan, Rothesay Cathcart, AO 1982 CBE 1971; b. 1 Jun. 1926 Orange, NSW; educ. Corowa High Sch, NSW; entered RAN Coll. 1940; Midshipman 1943; 1939-45 War (Shropshire 1943-45); Minesweeping & Palestine ops. 1946; qualified in comms. UK 1951; Fleet Comms. Officer 1959; Exec. Officer & second-in-comd. Voyager 1960-61; Planner SEATO HQ Bangkok 1961-63; CO Derwent 1964-65; Service Projects Officer, Dept. of Def. 1965-66; Dir. of Manning & Training RAN 1967-69; CO Hobart 1969-70; Dir. Naval Comms 1971; Dir. Joint Services Comms 1971-74; Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1975; Chief of Staff Fleet HQ 1976; CO Melbourne 1977-78; Dir-Gen. Natural Disasters Orgn. 1978-81; Controller of Estabs., Dept. of Def. 1981-83 (retd.); Dir. Tall Ships, Aust. Bicentennial Auth. 1984

Thomas, Davyd Rhys, AO 2009 (AM 2002) CSC 1997; b. 2 May 1956 Newcastle, NSW; entered RAN Coll. 1974; served in Aware (Exec. Offr. 1978) and Brisbane; on staff, RAN Apprentice Trg Estab.; trained in UK 1983; served in Vampire (Ops Offr) & Perth (Gunnery Offr); RAN Staff Course 1987; Exec. Offr. Adelaide (Persian Gulf) 1990; Ops Offr. Fleet Base West (WA); CO Darwin 1994; attended US Naval Comd. Coll. 1996-97; Dir. Jt. Planning, Strat. Comd. Div, ADF HQ 1998-99; Dir. Naval Offrs Postings 1999; CO Newcastle (Persian Gulf) 2001 (Commendation for Distinguished Srvce 2003); Dir-Gen. Naval Capability Performance & Plans 2002-04; Comdre Flotillas & Comdr. Deployable Jt. Force HQ (Maritime) 2004-05; Maritime Comdr. Aust. 2005-07; Comdr. Aust. Fleet 2007; Comdr. Aust. Def. Coll. 2007-08; Dep. Chief of Navy 2008-

Tickell, Frederick, CMG 1901; b. 7 March 1857 Amoy Harbour, China; settled in Melbourne 1869; educ. Scotch Coll. 1870-75; made Sub-Lieut. in Vic. Naval Brigade 1888; trained with RN 1893-97; Comdt. Vic Naval Forces 1897-1904; Vic contingent to Boxer Rebellion, China 1900; Naval Comdt. Qld 1904-07; brought Yarra and Parramatta from UK for RAN 1910; Dir. of Naval Reserves (later Auxiliary Forces) 1911-19 (as Rear-Adm 1919); d. 19 Sep. 1919 Melbourne

Treloar, Brian Tremayne, AO 1985; b. 7 Dec. 1927; educ. Armidale Sch, NSW, Sydney Uni., Univ. NSW; Surgeon-Lieut. RAN 1954; Snr. Med. Officer & Fleet Med. Officer Melbourne 1959-60, 1962-64; Snr. Med. Officer Air Stn Nowra 1960-62, 1968; Dep. Med. Officer-in-charge RAN Hosp. Penguin 1964-67; Dep. Med. Dir-Gen. 1969-71; Command Med. Officer East Aust. Area 1971-80; Dir-Gen. Naval Health Services 1981-87 (retd.)

Urquhart, Kenneth McKenzie, CBE 1960; b. 28 Feb. 1905 Launceston, Tas; educ. Hutchins Sch, Hobart; entered RAN Coll. 1919; Midshipman 1923; began specialist training as Engr. Officer 1923; 1939-45 War (in-charge Gunmounting & Torpedo Depot at Sydney, Hobart 1943, Arunta 1943-44, Warramunga 1944-45 (MID)); Gen. Mgr. Williamstown Dockyard 1950-53, Garden Is. Dockyard 1954-56; Naval Engr. Officer, Aust. High Comm. London 1956-58; Dep. Chief of Construction 1958; Third Naval Member ANB & Chief of Naval Tech. Services 1959-63 (retd.); d. 24 Feb. 1974 London

Vonthethoff, Kaye, AO 1984; b. 4 Aug. 1930; educ. Adelaide Tech. High Sch; entered RAN 1948; Sec. to Chief of Naval Staff 1971-73; Dir. Fleet Supply Duties 1974; Chief Staff Officer (Admin.) to Fleet Comdr. 1975-76; Dir-Gen. Logistics-Navy 1976-77; National Def. Coll. India 1978; Dir-Gen. Service Personnel Policy 1979-81; Naval Support Comdr. 1982-84; Head Aust. Def. Staff London 1984-86 (retd.)

Wells, David Charles, CBE 1971; b. 19 Nov. 1918 Inverell, NSW; educ. St. Peter's Coll. Adelaide; entered RAN Coll. 1933; Midshipman 1937; 1939-45 War (Canberra 1939-41, Australia 1943-45 (wounded at Leyte)); Imperial Def. Coll. 1965; CO Queenborough 1954-56, Voyager 1960-62, Melbourne 1965-66, Albatross 1967; Flag Officer-in-charge East Aust. Area 1968-69; Dep. Chief of Naval Staff 1970-71; Comdr ANZUK Force 1971-73; Flag Officer Comdg. Aust. Fleet 1974-75 (retd.); d. 27 Sep. 1983 Coolah, NSW

West, Barrie Lawson, AO 1988; b. 11 Jan. 1934; Chief of Naval Materiel 1988

Willis, Alan Antony, OBE 1971; b. 21 Feb. 1926 Learmonth, Vic; educ. Geelong C of E Gram. Sch; entered RAN 1940; Midshipman 1943; 1939-45 War (HMS Duke of York 1944, HMS Rodney); served in Australia and Shropshire; specialised in navigation and fighter direction 1950; Korea (Sydney); CO Warramunga 1959; Exec. Officer Melbourne 1960; CO Voyager 1962, Vendetta 1964, Brisbane 1967-69 (Vietnam, MID); Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Comdg. Aust. Fleet 1972-73; Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1974; Aust. Naval Rep. UK 1975-76; Dir-Gen. Naval Op. Requirements 1976-79; Chief of Naval Personnel 1979-80 (retd.); d. 28 Nov. 1997 Surfers Paradise, Qld

Wishart, John Webster, CB 1954 CBE 1950 (OBE 1941); b. 15 Sep. 1892 Sydney; educ. St. John's Collegiate Sch, Auckland NZ; joined RAN as Engr Sub-Lieut. 1915; staff of Aust. High Commission London 1933; Dir. of Engineering 1942 (Engr. Rear-Adm 1947); Third Naval Member ANB & Chief of Construction 1948-53 (retd.); d. 3 Jun. 1968 Adelaide

Woolrych, Geoffrey John Humphry, AO 1983; b. 6 May 1930 Townsville, Qld; educ. Townsville Gram. Sch; entered RAN Coll. 1944, grad. 1947; training with RN 1948-51; Torpedo, Specialist Anti-Submarine Specialist Course UK 1955; on exchange with USN 1960-62; CO Derwent 1966-68, Vampire 1972-74; Royal Coll. Def. Studies 1976; Dep. Comdr. Aust. Fleet 1979-80; Chief of Naval Op. Requirements & Plans 1981; Dep. Chief of Naval Staff 1982-83; Flag Officer Comdg. Aust. Fleet 1983-84; Maritime Comdr Aust. 1984-85 (retd.); d. 6 Feb. 2006 Exeter, NSW


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