Papers of Admiral Sir Ralph Alan Bevan Edwards
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- 1938 - 1950
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He was appointed successively Midshipman in 1917, Lieutenant in 1923, Commander in 1934, Captain in 1939, Rear-Admiral in 1948, Vice-Admiral in 1952, and Admiral in 1955.
He served in the Second World War of 1939-45 as Chief of Staff Eastern Fleet and Captain HMNZS Gambia. He later acted as a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, 1948-50; Flag Officer Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Fleet and Flag Officer (Air) Mediterranean, 1951-2; a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty, Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy, 1953-56; and Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Station and Allied Forces, Mediterranean, 1957.
He was made KCB in 1954. He died in February 1963.
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