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Clement Moody

Admiral Sir Clement Moody KCB (1891–1960) was a Royal Navy who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station.

Sir Clement Moody
Sir Clement Moody
Born 1891
Died 1960
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Curacoa
HMS Eagle
East Indies Station
South Atlantic Station
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Naval careerEdit

Moody was appointed a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1911.[1] He served in World War I and in 1935 was given command of HMS Curacoa.[2] He commanded the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle from 1937.[2]

He served in World War II as Director of the Naval Air Division and then as Second-in-Command of Naval Air Stations in 1941.[2] He was made Second-in-Command of Aircraft Carriers in Home Waters in 1943; in April 1944 he took part in Operation Cockpit, a bombing raid on Japanese port and oil facilities on Sabang Island (off the northern tip of Sumatra).[3]

He went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1945.[4][5] His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station in 1946; he retired in 1948.[2]