King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

WATSON, Sir (Robert) Dymock (1904-1988), Vice Admiral

Service biography
Joined RN 1918; Midshipman, HMS MARLBOROUGH 1922; physical and recreational training duties, Fort Blockhouse 1933-1934; Torpedo Officer, HMS NELSON, 2 Battle Sqn, Home Fleet 1935; World War II 1939-1945; Assistant Director of Plans, Joint Planning Staff, Ministry of Defence 1944-1946; Capt, 1 Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean 1947-1948; Imperial Defence College 1949; Director of Plans, Admiralty 1950-1952; Commanding Officer, aircraft carrier HMS ILLUSTRIOUS 1953; Flag Officer, Flotillas, Mediterranean 1954-1955; Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty, Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport 1955-1958; Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic and South America 1958-1960; retired 1961


OTHER_PAPERS PRIVATE POSSESSION: Family informed LHCMA in 1990 that they retained (unspecified) papers

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