Desmond Parry Dreyer

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Admiral SIR Desmond Parry Dreyer, G.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.C., D.L. (6 April, 1910 – 15 May, 2003) served in the Royal Navy. He was the second son of Jellicoe's flag captain, Frederic Charles Dreyer.

Life & Career

His first ships were Revenge (four months) and Nelson (two years). In 1931, he was hospitalised for jaundice.

At the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939, Dreyer was Gunnery Officer in the light cruiser Ajax.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Royston H. Wright
Second Sea Lord
1965 – 1967
Succeeded by
Sir Peter J. Hill-Norton