Admiral Hon Sir Cyril Douglas-Pennant, KCB, CBE, DSO, DSC

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Cyril Douglas-Pennant

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Death: Died
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Son of Frank Douglas-Pennant, 5th Baron Penrhyn and Maud Eleanora Douglas-Pennant
Husband of Sheila Douglas-Pennant
Ex-husband of Phyllis Constance Douglas-Pennant
Father of Malcolm Frank Douglas-Pennant, 6th Baron Penrhyn and Sheila Florence Cobb
Brother of Bridget Violet Miller

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About Admiral Hon Sir Cyril Douglas-Pennant, KCB, CBE, DSO, DSC

Admiral The Honourable Sir Cyril Eustace Douglas-Pennant KCB CBE DSO DSC (7 April 1894 – 3 April 1961) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, The Nore.

Son of Frank Douglas-Pennant, 5th Baron Penrhyn

Joined the Royal Navy in 1907 and served in World War I.

He also served in World War II as Captain of the cruiser HMS Despatch. He went on to command the assault forces from HMS Bulolo which landed on Gold Beach during the Normandy landings in 1944.

After the War he became Commandant of the Joint Services Staff College and then Flag Officer (Air) and Second in Command of the Mediterranean Fleet in 1948. He was appointed Senior Naval Representative for the British Joint Services Mission to Washington D. C. in 1950 and Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1952. He retired in 1953.

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Admiral Hon Sir Cyril Douglas-Pennant, KCB, CBE, DSO, DSC's Timeline

1894
April 7, 1894
1908
July 11, 1908
Age 14
1917
January 6, 1917
Age 22
1918
January 11, 1918
Age 23
1937
April 5, 1937
Age 42
1961
April 3, 1961
Age 66
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