|Born||18 June 1924|
|Place of death||Dorset County Hospital|
|Years of service||1942–1981|
|Commands held||HMS Phoebe|
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
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Educated at Wyggeston School in Leicester, Pritchard joined the Royal Navy in 1942 during the Second World War. 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. He went on to be Flag Officer Sea Training in November 1976 and Flag Officer Gibraltar in January 1979 before retiring in January 1981.
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- Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
- 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.
- "No. 48467". 30 December 1980. p. 2. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/48467/supplement/2
- "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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