David Williams (Royal Navy officer)
Sir David Williams
|Born||22 October 1921|
|Died||16 July 2012(aged 90)|
|Years of service||1935–79|
|Commands held||Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command|
Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
Director-General, Naval Manpower and Training
Flag Officer Second-in-Command Far East Fleet
Flag Officer, Second Flotilla
Britannia Royal Naval College
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Mentioned in Despatches
|Other work||Governor of Gibraltar (1982–85)|
Williams was appointed Flag Officer Second-in-Command Far East Fleet in 1970. Appointed Flag Officer, Second Flotilla from March 1971 to March 1972. He was then Director-General, Naval Manpower and Training from April 1972 to February 1974. He was then promoted to Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel in 1974; and then Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command from 1976 to 1979 when he retired.
Between 1980 and 1982 he was Chairman of the Royal Navy Club of 1765 & 1785 (United in 1889). On 26 October 1982 he became the Governor of Gibraltar. He held this position for three years until 19 November 1985.
He was a Vice-President of the Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society.
- Whitakers Almanack 1979
- Royal Navy Club of 1765 & 1785 (United in 1889)
- New Governor arrives today 26 October 1982
- "Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society Newsletter No 83 April 2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
Sir Derek Empson
| Second Sea Lord
Sir Gordon Tait
Sir Terence Lewin
| Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command
Sir Richard Clayton
Sir William Jackson
| Governor of Gibraltar
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