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Dymock Watson

Vice Admiral Sir (Robert) Dymock Watson KCB CBE (1904–1988) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic and South America Station.

Sir Dymock Watson
Born1904
Died1988
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service1918–1961
RankVice Admiral
Commands heldHMS Illustrious
South Atlantic and South America Station
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Naval careerEdit

Watson joined the Royal Navy in 1918.[1] He served in World War II as Assistant Director of Plans on the Joint Planning Staff from 1944.[1] After the War he was appointed to the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean Fleet and then, in 1950, became Director of Plans at the Admiralty.[1] He went on to be Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious in 1953 and Flag Officer, Flotillas in the Mediterranean Fleet in 1954.[1] He was made Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport in 1955 and Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic and South America Station in 1958.[1] He made an official visit to Ladysmith[2] before retiring in 1961.[1]

He lived at Trebinshwyn in Brecon.[3]

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