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Rear Admiral 1925Spoz wrote:Possible, although that was normally a job for a VA. However I think he got his third stripe a little time before he became the C in C Home Flt. Don’t know if he was still in the Med at that stage, though.
It’s frequently been suggested that his early death verged on being a disaster for the RN as it cleared the way for Pound who was a plodder by comparison.