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Nicholas Copeman

Vice Admiral Sir Nicholas Alfred Copeman KBE CB DSC (1906–1969) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic and South America Station.

Sir Nicholas Copeman
Born 1906
Died 1969
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Vernon
4th Destroyer Squadron
South Atlantic and South America Station
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Cross

Naval careerEdit

Copeman served in World War II and was deployed to Norway 1940.[1] In 1948 he was appointed Deputy Director of Torpedo, Mining and Anti-Submarine Warfare at the Admiralty.[1] He went on to be Captain in charge of the 2nd Minesweeping Flotilla in 1950 and joined the Admiralty Interview Board in 1952.[1] He was made Commanding Officer of the torpedo school HMS Vernon in 1953 and Commander of the 4th Destroyer Squadron in 1955.[1] He became Vice Controller of the Navy in 1956 and Fourth Sea Lord in 1958.[1] He was made Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic and South America Station in 1960 and was based in Freetown[2] before leaving his post and retiring in 1963.

In retirement he served as Commandant of the Sunningdale Park (Civil Defence) Staff College from 1966 to 1969.[1]