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
|Years of service||1918–1961|
|Commands held||HMS Illustrious|
South Atlantic and South America Station
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Watson joined the Royal Navy in 1918. He served in World War II as Assistant Director of Plans on the Joint Planning Staff from 1944. 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. 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. 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. He made an official visit to Ladysmith before retiring in 1961.
Sir Frederick Parham
| Fourth Sea Lord
Sir Gordon Hubback
Sir Geoffrey Robson
| Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station
Sir Nicholas Copeman