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Sir Ernest Archer
Born (1891-09-14)September 14, 1891
Died 1958 (aged 66–67)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1904 - 1950
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Revenge
Royal Navy Barracks at Portsmouth
Scotland and Northern Ireland
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Admiral Sir Ernest Russell Archer, KCB, CBE (14 September 1891 – 1958) was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Naval career[]

Archer joined the Royal Navy in 1904.[1] He served in World War I in destroyers.[1] He also served in World War II as Captain of the battleship HMS Revenge from 1939: in this capacity he led the transport of the UK's gold bullion to Canada in July 1940.[2] He continued his war service as Commander of the Royal Navy Barracks at Portsmouth from 1941, as Senior Naval Officer in North Russia from 1943 and then as Head of the Joint Services Mission to Moscow from 1944.[1] After the War he became Flag Officer, Gibraltar.[1] He was appointed Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1948[3] and retired in 1950.[1]

Family[]

In 1917 he married Margaret Elizabeth Hope Bayly.[4]

References[]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
1948–1950
Succeeded by
Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham

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