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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 career[edit | edit source]

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]

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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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