Sir Barry Wilson KCB

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Vice Admiral Sir Barry Wilson KCB





Sir Barry, was born at Southsea, Hampshire in 1936.

He attended Mount House School, Tavistock, St Edwards School, Oxford .From there he entered Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1952

His career was as follows.



Served on HM Ships, Newfoundland, Opossum
In the following Ranks, Midshipman, Sub Lieutenant,
Shore sides Sub. Lieutenants courses Sub. Lieutenant
Sea time again Saintes, Belton Sub.Lieutenant and Lieutenant
He then specialised as Navigation Specialist Lieutenant
Sea service again in HM Ships Protector, Blackpool and Caprice Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander(N Specialist)
Now back on dry land Advanced Navigation Course then to
BRNC Dartmouth, Staff


Lieutenant Commander
Seaborne again HMS Eagle ( Lieutenant Commander (Navigator)HMS Mohawk(Commander,Commanding Officer)HMS Cardiff(Captain, Commanding Officer) Lieutenant Commander, Commander and Captain
1982 Royal College Defence Studies Captain
1983 – 85 MoD ( Director Navy Plans) Captain
1985 -86 Flag Officer Sea Training Rear Admiral
1987 – 1990 Assistant Chief Defence Staff Rear Admiral
1990 – 1992 Vice Chief Defence Staff (Personnel and Programmes) Vice Admiral

Sir Barry, left the navy in 1992, after a career spanning 40 years.

Sir Barry, was Chairman of SSAFA Forces Help from 1994 – 2000, and Chairman of the Royal Naval Museum since 1994

Hobbies and interests: Bell ringing and gardening