Barry Wilson (Royal Navy officer)

Vice Admiral Sir Barry Nigel Wilson KCB (5 June 1936 29 August 2018)[1] was a senior Royal Navy officer.

Barry Wilson
Born5 June 1936
DiedAugust 29, 2018(2018-08-29) (aged 82)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
RankVice admiral
Commands heldHMS Mohawk
HMS Cardiff
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Britannia Royal Naval College, Wilson became commanding officer of the frigate HMS Mohawk in 1973 before becoming the first captain of the destroyer HMS Cardiff in 1978.[2] He went on to be Director of Navy Plans in 1983, Flag Officer Sea Training in 1985 and Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Programmes) in 1987.[3] His last appointment was as Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel) in 1989 before retiring in 1992.[3]

In retirement he became chairman of SSAFA Forces Help.[3]

He died on 29 August 2018 at the age of 82.[4]


In 1961 he married Elizabeth Ann Hardy; they had one son and one daughter.[3]


  1. "Vice-Admiral Sir Barry Wilson Obit". The Telegraph. The Telegraph. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. "Navy News – The Falklands Conflict – Fact Card – HMS Cardiff". Archived from the original on 7 March 2007. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  3. Debrett's People of Today
  4. "Wilson". Telegraph announcements. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
Military offices
Preceded by
Michael Livesay
Flag Officer Sea Training
Succeeded by
John Coward
Preceded by
Sir David Parry-Evans
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel)
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Boyd-Carpenter
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