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Philip Clarke (Royal Navy officer)

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Died  1966 (aged 67–68)
Name  Philip Clarke
Rank  Rear Admiral
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Allegiance  United Kingdom

Commands held  HMS Caledon HMS Glasgow Malta Dockyard
Battles/wars  World War I World War II

Rear Admiral Sir (Charles) Philip Clarke KBE CB DSO (14 March 1898 – 13 November 1966) was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Malta.

Naval career

Clarke joined the Royal Navy in 1911 and was promoted to midshipman in 1914 at the start of the First World War. He served in the Second World War becoming commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Caledon in July 1939 and commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Glasgow in November 1943.

Clarke became Director of Mobilisation at the Admiralty in March 1946 and Flag Officer, Malta in June 1948. In retirement he served as President of the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers from 1955 to 1956.

References

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