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Gwynedd Pritchard
Born 18 June 1924
Died July 2012
Place of death Dorset County Hospital
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1942–1981
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMS Phoebe
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Rear Admiral Gwynedd Idris Pritchard CB (18 June 1924–July 2012) is a former Royal Navy officer who served as Flag Officer Sea Training.

Naval careerEdit

Educated at Wyggeston School in Leicester, Pritchard joined the Royal Navy in 1942 during the Second World War.[1] He became commanding officer of the frigate HMS Phoebe in February 1970, Director of Naval Operations in November 1972 and Captain of the School of Maritime Operations in October 1974.[1] He went on to be Flag Officer Sea Training in November 1976[2] and Flag Officer Gibraltar in January 1979 before retiring in January 1981.[1]

Pritchard was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1981 New Year Honours.[3] He died in July 2012.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
  2. Mackie, Colin. "Senior Royal Navy Appointments from 1865". Colin Mackie. http://www.gulabin.com/armynavy/pdf/Senior%20Royal%20Navy%20Appointments%201865-.pdf. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
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  4. "Tributes pour in for former councillor Gwyn Pritchard". Dorset Echo. 5 July 2012. http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/9801374.Tributes_pour_in_for_former_councillor_Gwyn_Pritchard/. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
John Gerard-Pearse
Flag Officer Sea Training
1976–1978
Succeeded by
Anthony Whetstone
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