Charles Mills (Royal Navy officer)
Sir Charles Mills
|Born||4 October 1914|
|Died||27 July 2006(aged 91)|
|Years of service||1932–1969|
|Commands held||Plymouth Command|
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Cross
Mills served in the Second World War and briefly commanded HMS Brazen in 1939. He worked at Western Approaches Command in Liverpool at the height of the Battle of the Atlantic. He went on to be a signals officer at Algiers before joining the planning staff for the Normandy landings. He then became a signals officer based in Ceylon.
Mills also fought in the Korean War as captain of the destroyer HMS Concord, earning the Distinguished Service Cross for his services. He was then made Second-in-Command of the signals school at Portsmouth, and then from 1956, he became Chief Staff Officer to the Flag Officer Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Fleet. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services during the Suez Crisis. In 1959 he took command of the destroyer HMS Daring and the 2nd Destroyer Squadron and in 1963 he was made Director-General (Weapons).
In 1944 he married Anne Cumberlege; they went on to have two daughters.
Sir Fitzroy Talbot
| Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Sir John Roxburgh
(As Flag Officer, Plymouth)
Sir Charles Coleman
| Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Sir John Martin