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Anthony Whetstone
Born 12 June 1927
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMS Sea Scout
HMS Artful
HMS Repulse
HMS Juno
HMS Norfolk
Battles/wars Falklands War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Rear Admiral Anthony John Whetstone CB (born 12 June 1927) is a former Royal Navy officer who served as Flag Officer Sea Training.

Naval career[edit | edit source]

Educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry, Whetstone joined the Royal Navy in 1945.[1] He was given command of the submarine HMS Sea Scout in 1956, the submarine HMS Artful in 1959 and the submarine HMS Repulse in 1968.[1] He went on to be commanding officer of the frigate HMS Juno in 1972, commanding officer of the destroyer HMS Norfolk in 1977 and Flag Officer Sea Training in 1980.[2] He went on, in 1981, to be Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Operations), a role he undertook during the Falklands War, before retiring in 1983.[1]

Whetstone was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath for services in the Falklands War in October 1982.[3]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Gwynedd Pritchard
Flag Officer Sea Training
1978–1980
Succeeded by
David Eckersley-Maslin
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