Captain Peter Kimm

Captain Peter Kimm, who has died aged 88, was a naval gunnery officer who became a lay Franciscan and a campaigner whose moral and spiritual compass impressed all. Source: The Telegraph Kimm was a wartime cadet at Dartmouth when the college was evacuated for one term to Bristol and then to Eaton Hall, Chester. He…

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Hugh Eldeston

Rear-Admiral Hugh Edleston, who has died aged 67, became a cool-headed, and highly successful commanding officer of several warships after serving during the Falklands conflict. Source: The Telegraph On the morning of June 12 1982, off the Falklands, Edleston was the senior warfare officer on watch in the operations room of the destroyer Glamorgan. During…

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Captain Eric Melrose Brown CBE DSC AFC was the most decorated pilot of the Fleet Air Arm in which service he was universally known as ‘Winkle’ on account of his diminutive stature. He also held three absolute Guinness World Records, including for the number of aircraft carrier deck landings and types of aeroplane flown. Source: Captain…

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Rear-Admiral Sir Morgan Morgan-Giles, who has died aged 98, was a naval officer highly-decorated in the war and went on to become a colourful Conservative MP for Winchester. Source: The Telegraph He was mentioned in despatches four times and, in September 1941, awarded the George Medal for “gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty” during bomb…

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Peter Bowring, who has died aged 89, was chairman of his family’s City insurance business until it fell to an American takeover, and a tireless trustee and fundraiser for a portfolio of good causes.

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Admiral Sir Anthony Griffin was the epitome of the versatile and talented naval officer whose life’s work fell into two parts. There was his service in the Royal Navy and, following his retirement, his long effort to make the country aware of the importance of the sea at a time when it had become fashionable to dismiss ships and their associated industries and professions as tired and spent forces.

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